DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Student speakers announced for DePaul's 2023 commencement ceremonies
By Russell Dorn /
April 28, 2023 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
Imagine standing in front of thousands of people and delivering a speech that celebrates the Class of 2023's many accomplishments. That scenario might sound too intimidating for most, but 56 DePaul students answered the call for nominations from the Office of Academic Events. Today, the university is proud to announce seven student speakers for this May and June's commencement ceremonies.
The College of Law will honor its graduates May 20 at The Chicago Theatre, while the other nine colleges will take over Wintrust Arena during the weekend of June 10-11. In addition to speeches from DePaul President Robert L. Manuel, Provost Salma Ghanem, deans and notable guests, each ceremony will feature a student speaker who is a campus, community and academic leader. These speakers will take the stage to deliver their message of inspiration or encouragement to supporters including family, friends and DePaul community members.
This year's student commencement speakers are:
For more information about commencement, tickets, directions to the arena and parking information, please visit the
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College of Law Student speaker: SaDella Duval d'Adrian, College of Law Ceremony hours: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., doors open at 10 a.m. Location: The Chicago Theatre
Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media and The Theatre School Student speaker: Keslie Carrión, Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media Ceremony hours: 8 - 10:30 a.m., doors open at 7 a.m. Location: Wintrust Arena
College of Communication and the College of Education Student speaker: Julio Antonio Cortes, College of Education Ceremony hours: 1 - 3:30 p.m., doors open at noon Location: Wintrust Arena
College of Science and Health and the School of Music Student speaker: Maha Khan, College of Science and Health Ceremony hours: 6 - 8:30 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. Location: Wintrust Arena
Driehaus College of Business (Undergraduate only) Student speaker: Lauren Lloyd, Driehaus College of Business Ceremony hours: 8 - 10:30 a.m., doors open at 7 a.m. Location: Wintrust Arena
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business Student speaker: Gautam Bhoyrul, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business Ceremony hours: 1 - 3:30 p.m., doors open at noon Location: Wintrust Arena
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Student speaker: Mary Katherine Pryce, School of Continuing and Professional Studies Ceremony hours: 6 - 8:30 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. Location: Wintrust Arena
Russell Dorn is a manager of news and integrated content in University Communications.