It's Otterbein tradition that we have a student commencement speaker contest. Although there can only be one winner, the contestants' speeches were excellent and we wanted to give you the opportunity to read not only the chosen speaker's speech, but the finalists' speeches as well.
2014 Student Commencement Speaker: Clark Tieman
Aaron Clark Tieman (Clark) is a public relations and music double major with a minor in communication studies from McDermott, Ohio.
He is a member of Sigma Delta Phi fraternity, serving as the chapter's social chair, secretary and standards chair during his sophomore, junior and senior years, respectively. He also served as an Orientation Leader for two years, a member of the Tan & Cardinal student newspaper staff, Otterbein Christian Fellowship, Baccalaureate Planning Committee and Homecoming Court in Fall 2013.
He was a member of several Otterbein choirs including Camerata, Otterbein Vocal Ensemble, Concert Choir and Otterbein Singers. He also landed roles in Otterbein's mainstage theatre productions of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Les Misérables and The Full Monty.
Clark also served as the communication/marketing intern for the Westerville Symphony, box office manager for the Otterbein theatre box office and publicity coordinator for Otterbein theatre.
Clark's Commencement speech will be available online after May 18, 2014.