MARQUETTE, Mich.—Kylee Slough of Oconto, Wis., will be the student speaker at Northern Michigan University’s spring commencement on Saturday, May 2. She will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in Spanish.
In addition to completing her degree program in only three years, Slough has been actively involved in leadership on and off campus. She served in residence life as a house president and resident adviser, worked as a teaching assistant in the criminal justice department and completed an internship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office-Western District of Michigan. She also was involved in intramural basketball, Spanish club and Model United Nations.
“When you enter college, nobody knows who you are or what you stand for,” said Slough. “Everyone has an opportunity to decide who they want to be—not only as a student, but as a leader, friend and person. This can sometimes be hard, but I learned how to expand my comfort zone. I think my college experience ultimately taught me how to appreciate people in all of their creative differences.”
Slough said her commencement speech will revolve around the theme of “overcoming fear by accepting responsibility, standing up for the truth and understanding who we are meant to be.”
The graduation ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the NMU Superior Dome. It will be broadcast live on WNMU-TV regionally and streamed live in high definition online free of charge through the America One/B2 networks. To see the ceremony online, follow the link at www.nmu.edu/commencement.