MARQUETTE, Mich.—Kevin Rush of Royal Oak has been chosen as the Northern Michigan University student commencement speaker for the Saturday, Dec. 15 graduation ceremony. He will receive a degree in environmental conservation, with a double minor in English and outdoor recreation. Rush will speak about perseverance and remembering the lessons learned at Northern. He said he chose this as his message to help give confidence to graduates.
“Being the student commencement speaker is such an honor. I’m excited for the opportunity, and it will be a great end to a great experience at NMU,” Rush said.
The ceremony soloist will be Marquette’s Matthew B. Mitchell, music major and film studies minor. He will lead the audience in singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Hail, Northern.”
The graduation ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Superior Dome. It will be broadcast live on WNMU-TV. The America One/B2 Networks will stream the ceremony live in high definition via the Internet free of charge. Follow the link at www.nmu.edu/commencement.