Commencement is the pinnacle of our students’ academic careers. Of course, none of our graduates achieve their college goals alone. We look forward to welcoming hundreds of family members and friends to campus each year to join in the celebration of our graduates’ achievements.

2015 Commencement Student Speakers: Alex Clemetson '15 and Akeem Edmonds '15

Alexander Clemetson is a Sociology major with a Human Services concentration from Flossmoor, IL. Alex was greatly involved in his time at St. Norbert College, including serving as Student Government Association President this past year. He was also a First Year Experience (FYE) mentor, a member of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams, a radio show host, student coordinator in the Multicultural Student Services office and a tour guide for the Office of Admissions. Alex studied abroad in Rome his junior year, where he took part in experiences such as exploring the specialized camps of the Roma people. Alex will spend the summer working with the YouthWorks program, and in the fall will start his own mentoring program entitled “A New Horizon: For Our Gentlemen” which will be geared toward education and community development.

Akeem Edmonds is an Early Childhood Education major from Chicago who was also heavily involved during his entire time at St. Norbert College. He participated in Student Government all four years and was elected president during his junior year. Akeem was also performer for the musical group Knights on Broadway and the Chamber Singers choir, a member of the Track & Field team, and a student ambassador and tour guide for the Office of Admissions. In addition, he served as a mentor for many first year programs like FYE and STAR (Students Taking Academic Responsibility) and last semester he traveled abroad to do his student teaching in New Zealand. Starting in the fall Akeem will be attending Marquette University on a full scholarship, working toward a Master's Degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education.

Applications and auditions for the 2016 Commencement Student Speaker will be announced in early April.