Commencement ceremonies for the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics on May 16-17 will feature two student speakers, Leah Espinoza ’15 and Shannon Franklin ’15.
For the last two years, Leah Espinoza ’15 has introduced CSU Fullerton to prospective students. The management major served as a Titan Ambassador for the CSUF New Student and Parent Programs, conducting tours and answering inquiries about the university. She will be one of two Mihaylo students selected to deliver brief student speeches at the Mihaylo College commencement in May, highlighting their college experiences and providing inspiration for the future. Espinoza will present at the Saturday, May 16 ceremonies.
“My experiences working on campus helped me to develop personally and professionally into the leader I am today,” she says. “Although we are credited for changing prospective students’ lives in helping them to believe they have a chance to get a college degree, I truly believe they have changed mine.” Her previous university involvement included information specialist and orientation leader positions in 2012 and 2013. She has also represented the Mihaylo Finance Association at the Business Inter-Club Council.
“My CSUF experience has taught me that being passionate about what you do and feeling like you’ve made something or someone better at the end of the day is truly the definition of success,” she says.