COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Dec. 1) – Dymond Green ’16 is the selection of the fall senior class for Merrill College student speaker.

“I’m proud to have been selected as the student commencement speaker,” she said. “I hope to discuss the state of journalism post-election.”

Green has been active in a number of student groups, including NPPA, NAACP, SPJ, MABJ and UNITV Media. As a senior, she served as President of the Sisterhood of Unity and Love at the Nyumburu Cultural Center. Dymond was awarded the Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad at the University of Ghana in Spring of 2015 where she interned at a radio station. She also participated in a Photography study abroad program in Oaxaca, Mexico.

As an intern, Dymond also gained experience at WBAL-TV in Baltimore and was part of the communications department at Public Citizen in Washington, D.C. The Baltimore native plans to pursue a career as a broadcast journalist.

Green said, “I like to thank my family, friends,  professors at Merrill College and the Academic Achievement Program for their support and the opportunity to pursue a higher education.”

Dymond currently works for the university’s Department of Transportation Services where she began as a student bus operator and worked her way up to the Safety and Policy Manager.

Merrill College’s fall commencement ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 21 in the Kay Theater of The Clarice. It will be streamed live on the Merrill College YouTube channel.