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Call for Nominations for Class Marshals

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Each year two Class Marshals serve at the May Doctoral Hooding Ceremony and play a role in the Saturday morning Commencement Ceremony in the Grove. At the Hooding Ceremony, the Marshals each give a brief talk. The Graduate School selects the Marshals from those students that are nominated by their departments or that self-nominate. At this time, I am opening the process for nominations.

Class Marshals must be doctoral students who are eligible to participate in the May ceremony and who will graduate in December 2019 or May 2020. To nominate a student for consideration, send an email to with an explanation (a paragraph or two) of why the student is worthy of the honor. The deadline for these nominations is March 1, 2020. 

Please consider nominating one of your graduating doctoral students. It is a nice recognition for excellent students.

Thank you for helping us recognize outstanding doctoral students.