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Communication Student Vivian Lee selected as College of Humanities Convocation Speaker

photo of Vivian Lee in a blazer and turtleneck standing outside

Department of Communication undergraduate student Vivian Lee has been selected to give this year's speech at the College of Humanities Convocation. Lee is finishing a degree in Communication Studies with plans to attend the University of Utah in the fall as a Master's student in the College of Education to study education, culture, and society. "Learning about the meaning and making sense of the world through communication has given me the tools to work towards a future I want to live in," Lee said.

Throughout her time in the department, Lee enrolled in courses on interpersonal relationships, memory studies, and public speaking and argumentation. Her interest in public speaking and argumentation can also be seen in her participation in the John R. Park Debate Society for all four years of her undergraduate degree. In that program, she was able to travel across the country and even attended an event in Germany.

"I love the U," Lee said. "I am endlessly grateful for my time at the U for giving me a platform to speak about issues I hold dear to my heart and to meet all of the wonderful friends, peers, mentors I have met during these four years." Lee has been able to give back to this community as well through her involvement in the University of Utah TRIO program and the University Neighborhood Partnership. 

Lee's speech will focus on overcoming rejection as a tool for growth and moving forward. 

Congratulations Vivian! We can't wait to hear your speech at convocation!

Last Updated: 4/27/22