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Hispanic Latino Commission seeks Michigan college graduates to speak at recognition ceremony

The Hispanic Latino Commission (HLCOM) will host their 4th annual statewide graduation Friday, April 3, to celebrate the achievements of Hispanic and Latino college and university graduates from across Michigan.

As part of the celebration, the Commission is looking for two students to provide a keynote speech highlighting their educational journey.

“We look forward to celebrating the educational achievements of these students every year,” HLCOM Executive Director Felipe Lopez Sustaita. “It’s important that students are given the opportunity to speak at this ceremony to share their experiences as well as encourage their fellow graduates to continue learning long after commencement.”

Last year, more than 100 graduates participated from colleges and universities across the state including Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Lansing Community College, Michigan State University, Northern Michigan University, Siena Heights University, University of Michigan and Western Michigan University.

Students interested in being a keynote speaker must fill out a form and submit a two-minute video describing their educational journey. The form and video must be submitted no later than Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m.

Students interested in participating in the graduation ceremony can register online.

The Commission works to market career development services to Michigan Hispanic/Latinos, encourage initiatives to reduce high school dropout rates of Hispanic youth and facilitate efforts to increase the enrollment of Hispanic/Latinos in post-secondary education and training programs.