What is a Valedictorian?
The Valedictorian is "a person, usually the most outstanding graduate, who delivers a farewell speech at a graduation ceremony." Their speech, or valedictory, is meant to commemorate the graduates time at UNBC and acts as a farewell the the institution, peers, faculty, and staff who have helped graduates along the way
One Valedictorian is chosen from each of the University's colleges: the College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences (CASHS) and the College of Science and Management (CSAM). These individuals represent students from their college and give the a final address at their respective Convocation Ceremony.
Poignant and fitting to the Class, the Valedictorian's brief speech speaks on behalf of all graduates. It signifies a moment of celebration and respect to all those who have made the journey through classes, papers, projects, and exams to the final culmination of all that hard work, their degree.
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The nomination period for the 2017 is February 10 - March 10, 2017.
Nominees need to read the Valedictorian Information and then complete and return the Valedictorian Nomination Package to the Convocation Office before the deadline.