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Student Speakers Chosen
For Winter Commencement
MAILED: Dec. 9, 1998|
April Anderson and Tara White will deliver the "Response from the Class" at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire winter commencement ceremonies Dec. 19.
Anderson, a senior communication major from Winona, Minn., will speak at the morning ceremony for graduates of the College of Business and the College of Professional Studies. Her speech, titled "The Intersection," talks about how life after graduation will be one intersection after another. If students make the right turn, they should go with that opportunity, and if they make the wrong one, they will know not to make the mistake again, she said.
"I want students to know their potential is enough," Anderson said. "They may not have enough experience, but since they're graduating, it's obvious they have the potential to excel."
Anderson is a student building manager at Davies Center and interned at a public relations agency this past summer in Minneapolis. Her sophomore year, she was awarded a National Residence Hall Honorary, which includes the top 1 percent of student leaders on campus. After graduation, she hopes to work at a public relations agency.
White, a communication and Spanish major from Marshall, will deliver her speech, titled "Out of this Spotlight and on to a New Stage," at the afternoon ceremony for graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences and those receiving master's degrees.
White's speech relates her university life to the theater. "The university has shaped our roles as students and has prepared us for our future roles," White said.
White served as president of the campus organization AIESEC and was a resident assistant for two years. After graduation, she plans on furthering her international opportunities in Spain and then attending graduate school for international relations.
Commencement ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 19 in Zorn Arena.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Dec. 10, 1998