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Posts under tag: UO English Valedictorian

July 31, 2017

Jane Mai-Ling Maas

Spring 2017 English Department Commencement: Mai-Ling Maas, valedictorian.

Jane Mai-Ling Maas (BA English with a minor in Business Administration 2017) was valedictorian for the English Department’s Class of 2017. This is the text of her commencement speech delivered to her English peers at the 2017 English Department Commencing on June 19, 2017.

“Decide what your story is” (more…)

July 7, 2016

Christine Senavsky

Senavsky 2016 ValecictorianChristine Senavsky (BA English, BMus Music Performance 2016) was valedictorian for the English Department’s class of 2016. This is the text of her commencement speech delivered to her English peers at the 2016 English Department Commencement on the 13th of June 2016.

“Studying English is no mere jaunt through the classics’ corridors.” (more…)

August 12, 2015

Joel Ekdahl

Profile PicJoel Ekdahl (BA 2015) was valedictorian for the English Department’s class of 2015. This is the text of his commencement speech delivered to his English peers at the 2015 English Department Commencement on the 15th of June 2015.

I would like to start by doing something that we as English majors so often do and that is to challenge an assumption. (more…)