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Graduating Senior to Address Class at Commencement

It is Otterbein University tradition that a graduating undergraduate student addresses his or her class. After submitting an application, resume and proposed speech, the students' speeches are reviewed and finalists are selected to deliver their speech for the judges.

This year, Clark Tieman, a public relations and music double major from McDermott, Ohio, has been selected to address the Class of 2014 at the undergraduate commencement ceremony, which will be held on Sunday, May 18, at noon, in the Rike Center on the Otterbein campus in Westerville.

Learn more about Clark and read all the finalists reflective and heartwarming speeches.

Otterbein University has also selected Senator Sherrod Brown, (D-Ohio) and his wife, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, Connie Schultz, to address the class of 2014 at the University’s undergraduate commencement ceremony. Otterbein will present Brown with an honorary doctor of public service degree and Schultz with an honorary doctor of letters degree. Read the full press release.