Cat Polivoda, German and global studies major from La Crescent, Minnesota, was chosen as the 2011 Commencement Senior Speaker. The Commencement Senior Speaker Selection Committee chose Polivoda among four finalists who auditioned for the role on Tuesday, April 26. Students were asked to prepare a 2-3 minute speech that they would offer the graduating class, families, and guests. Students, faculty and staff were present for the final auditions and offered the selection committee feedback on the finalists' speeches. The selection committee's task of choosing the student speaker was difficult as all finalists were outstanding candidates. Congratulations to Cat on this wonderful achievement!