Speaker and Honorary Degree Nominations

We request your assistance in identifying and securing high-caliber commencement speakers for each of the 128th National Louis University commencement ceremonies. In 2014, the ceremonies will be held on the following dates:

  • Wisconsin: May 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm
  • Florida: June 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm
  • Illinois NCE: June 21, 2014 at 10:00 am
  • Illinois CAS & CMB: June 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm

In addition to a main speaker and a student speaker for each ceremony, we are also seeking musically talented students to sing the national anthem at the two Illinois ceremonies.

The forms to nominate a commencement speaker, honorary degree, student speaker and national anthem singer are available below

Commencement Main Speaker nominations are due Friday, February 28, 2014. If you are nominating a commencement speaker, we ask that you be willing and able to assist the committee in contacting the nominee.

Nominations for Student Speakers and Singers are due Friday, April 4, 2014. Auditions will be scheduled in April for nominees to provide a sample of their speech or singing to the committee.

Please try to be as detailed as you can in responding to the items and questions, as the information you provide is used by the committee to make their decisions. Please email dlaban@nl.edu or mail all nominations to Danielle Laban, Director of Student Experience, Chicago campus.

The nominations group of the Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients Committee, which will be comprised of representatives from the Faculty Senate, Student Affairs and Institutional Advancement, will review the nominations and make recommendations for both speaker and honorary degree recipients.

Please note that honorary degree recommendations will be reported to the Faculty Senate and must be sent to the Board of Trustees for approval in April 2014.

Thank you for your participation in this important activity.

Commencement Student Speaker Nomination

Commencement Singer Nomination

Commencement Main Speaker Nomination

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632

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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632

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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632

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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632

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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632

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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

     

     

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard
    Suite 102
    Tampa, Florida 33634
    800.366.6581 | www.nl.edu/florida

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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    414.577.2658

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