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2013 Student Speaker and Runner-Up Contestants

2013 Student Speaker and Runner-Up Contestants

It's Otterbein tradition that we have a student commencement speaker contest. Although there can only be one winner, the contestants' speeches were all so fantastic that we wanted to give you the opportunity to read each of them.

2013 Student Commencement Speaker Cody Parsons

Cody ParsonsCody Parsons will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. A native of Louisville, Ohio, Cody said Otterbein has been a place of tremendous personal growth and development, as well as the place he now calls home.

Cody has served on the Servant Team for Otterbein Christian Fellowship; as vice president and chaplain of his fraternity, Sigma Delta Phi (Sphinx); as co-rush chair of the Intra-Fraternal Council; as a host and tour guide and as an Orientation Leader. He has been accepted in Sigma Theta Tau International, the nursing honor society and Order of Omega, the Greek honorary. Cody was also Otterbein's 2012 Homecoming King.

After graduation, Cody will be an intern with Campus Crusade for Christ in Central Ohio.

Read Cody's commencement speech here.

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