Showcasing Student AchievementAIU’s commencement ceremony will also feature student and alumni speakers. Graduates can apply to become the AIU Student Speaker by submitting a speech highlighting the personal and educational experiences that contributed to their degree via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Previous graduates are invited to apply for the Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes the professional and academic achievements of alumni after completing their degree at AIU. Applications will be accepted for both speaking opportunities until Friday, May 30. Commencement Events AIU’s 2014 commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Navy Pier Ballroom in Chicago. Ali will also participate in a special meet-and-greet Alumni Evening event for graduates on Friday, Aug. 1, at Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse in Chicago. Graduates and their families can register for the graduation ceremony event and find more details at http://www.aiuniv.edu/students/graduation-and-commencement/chicago-graduation. Graduates also will be able to share their experiences with family and friends who are unable to attend in person through AIU’s social photo booth. The social photo booth will be available at the commencement ceremony and will allow students to take photos highlighting their achievement and share them in real-time on their personal Facebook and Twitter pages. In the last 10 years, AIU has graduated more than 83,000 students through its online and ground campuses. To learn more about AIU, visit www.aiuniv.edu. About American InterContinental University: Founded in Europe in 1970, American InterContinental University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs such as business, healthcare, IT, design, criminal justice and education at campuses in Atlanta and Houston and an Internet-based online campus headquartered in suburban Chicago. AIU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Additional information is available at www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org. AIU is a member of the Career Education Corporation network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information, visit www.aiuniv.edu. American InterContinental University cannot guarantee employment or salary. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. Find employment rates, financial obligations and other disclosures at www.aiuniv.edu/disclosures.