• Want to Represent the Class of 2022?

    Applications are now closed!

    Good luck to all who applied to represent the Class of 2022 during the Commencement ceremony.
    Commencement will take place on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. at Queens College

  • Student Speaker Criteria

    • Completed or will complete a degree at LaGuardia Community College by Spring Session I 2022 (includes December 2021 and February 2022 graduates).
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing
    • Demonstrated record of academic achievement, service and campus involvement
    • Embody the spirit of the graduating class and represent the College

    Applicants must be available to present their speech via online conference (to be held May 16-19). Applicants should have access to a device with video and recording capabilities.

    Application Requirements

    Please be prepared to enter all required information on the application

    • A statement of interest telling us why we should pick you.
    • An outline of your proposed speech. Keep in mind that the speech will run no more than three minutes (this translates to 450-550 words).
    • Two references from LaGuardia faculty or staff. Please include their names and contact information.
    • An overview of academic and co-curricular accomplishments during your time at LaGuardia.

  • Commencement Books
  • Suggested Speech Topics

    You may consider addressing one or more of the following topics in their speeches.
    Note that these are just suggestions, and you are welcome to structure your presentation around other ideas.

    • The transformative power of a LaGuardia Community College education.
    • Your personal development and future outlook.
    • How your personal experiences as a student shaped your educational journey at LaGuardia and developed a desire for you to want to make a change in the world.
    • Demonstrate a familiarity with LaGuardia's rich heritage.
    • Include examples from collegiate life, coursework, co-curricular involvement, reflection on the mission and vision and relationships developed with others at the College.

  • Selection Criteria

    Completing college is both an ending and a beginning. It's an opportunity for graduates to reflect on what has been, while anticipating new, perhaps unknown, challenges. The most well-received speeches are those that have the most meaning for the largest number of people in attendance, reflect on the common experience and share, in a personal way, the value of the education received at LaGuardia Community College.

    The Selection Committee will be seeking a speaker that best fits the following criteria:
    • A message that suits the occasion
    • A speaker who delivers well
    • A speaker with presence
  • Students sitting at commencement

  • Selection Timeline

    April 11 – May 5 Call for nominations; application open
    May 16 – 19 Auditions held via video web conference
    May 20 2022 Class Representative selected