Reflection Speakers Highlight Tech Community
As the Georgia Tech Spring Commencement approaches, four graduating students have been selected as reflection speakers, tasked with inspiring their fellow graduates, professors, and loved ones. This is not only an honor, but also a final challenge that these students must overcome before they begin the next chapter in their lives.
The Selection Process
To become a reflection speaker, students must apply and present their full version of their speech to a panel of faculty, staff, and students. The chosen speakers are also required to work with Tech’s Communication Center to polish their speeches. This rigorous selection process ensures that only the best and brightest are chosen to represent Georgia Tech.
The Bachelor’s Speakers
Catherine Schlabach, an aerospace engineering major, and Zharia Redhead, a business administration major, will be the bachelor’s speakers. Schlabach drew inspiration from Nick Selby’s “We can do that” speech and plans to acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of all the graduates. Redhead, who co-founded The Black Women Support Group, will speak about the true essence of a Yellow Jacket, emphasizing the resilience, innovation, and leadership skills of Tech students.
The Master’s Speaker
Natalie Huertas, a digital media master’s degree candidate, accomplished another challenging task by being selected as the master’s speaker. As a cancer survivor, Huertas takes public speaking as another opportunity to prove her strength and resilience.
The Ph.D. Speaker
Yasser El Masri, Ph.D. candidate in architecture, will serve as the Ph.D. speaker. He is a recipient of the prestigious Georgia Tech President’s Fellowship and has published research papers that have been presented in conferences around the world.
– The Spring Commencement includes separate ceremonies for master’s, Ph.D., and two bachelor’s degree groups.
– Georgia Tech has more than 32,000 students enrolled in diverse fields like engineering, computing, business, liberal arts, and sciences.
– The Georgia Tech motto is “Progress and Service,” emphasizing the importance of using technology and innovation to serve and better society.
– Georgia Tech produces exceptional graduates, the best and brightest who exemplify leadership, innovation, and resilience.
– The selection of reflection speakers is a rigorous process that ensures that only the best and most inspiring students are chosen to speak at graduation.
– Georgia Tech graduates contribute significantly to their fields and serve their communities, embodying the school’s motto of progress and service.
In conclusion, the reflection speakers at Georgia Tech’s Spring Commencement demonstrate the excellence and values of the school’s graduates. Their speeches will inspire their fellow graduates and remind them of the importance of leadership, resilience, and innovation. Congratulations to the selected students and all the graduates of Georgia Tech.