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Commencement Participants

Student Moderators
The moderators act as masters of ceremonies for the event; the principal job of the moderators is to introduce the keynote speaker. 

Andrew "Fig" Figueroa and Jorrell Watkins will be the student moderators.

Student Speaker
The student speaker's primary job is to give a speech to the graduating class.

Jorrell Watkins was elected student speaker for the graduating class.

Alumni Speaker
This is a speech offered by an alum to the graduating class.

Luis Hernandez 70F is the alumni speaker.

Faculty Toast
This is a toast offered by a faculty member to the graduating class.

Christopher Tinson, assistant professor of African American studies, will give the faculty toast.

Staff Toast
This staff member leads the procession, officially opens and closes the ceremony, and gives a short toast congratulating graduates.

Jessica Ortiz, director of new student programs, will give the staff toast.

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