Stetson University

Senior Speakers and Awards Nomination

Use this form to submit nominations for Senior Speakers and Awards. Please review nomination categories below before making a selection.

All nominations are anoymous. Nominations will be accepted until March 31, 2015

Nomination Categories

What is the McTeer Turner Award

Presented during the May undergraduate commencement ceremonies, The Etter McTeer Turner Award recognizes the graduating senior who has achieved the highest standard of excellence in academic performance, leadership, community service, personal character, and integrity. The award was initiated by the J. Ollie Edmunds family, through the Gualala Foundation, to honor the service of the late Etter McTeer Turner, Stetson's first woman Dean of Students. It provides a companion student award to the William Hugh McEniry Excellence in Teaching Award, also established by the Edmunds family to recognize deserving faculty. One student is selected for this award.

What is the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award?

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards are presented annually at the University Honors Convocation to the man and the woman in the May graduating class who best represent the qualities described below. This prestigious award generally is considered among the highest recognitions given to a graduating senior and is given at many universities jointly by the institution and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation in New York. The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was created nearly 100 years ago to honor Mr. Sullivan's life of service to others. The awards are given annually by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation to recognize individuals whose "nobility of character" and dedication to service sets them apart as examples for others.

What is a senior speaker?

For this year’s commencement ceremonies, three senior speakers will be chosen: one from the College of Arts and Sciences, one from the School of Music and one from the School of Business Administration. Senior Speakers typically are students with a solid academic record who have made significant contributions to the Stetson community through leadership and cocurricular involvement. They represent students who have fully engaged in the educational experience while at Stetson. The information provided within the nomination will be used to select 18 semifinalists (6 from College of Arts and Sciences, 6 from School of Business, 6 from School of Music). The semifinalists for Senior Speaker will be notified and asked to submit an application which includes a description of the topic and a brief outline of their address. Nine finalists will be chosen to present their proposed speeches to a committee of faculty, staff and students for selection. It is acceptable for students to nominate themselves for Senior Commencement Speaker.


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