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Sales program senior to deliver student commencement address

Sasha Rose DeMarre, a candidate for a Bachelor of Arts degree in business-to-business sales is the winter 2014 commencement student speaker.

Each year, the University community nominates a senior to speak on behalf of the graduating class. A joint faculty, staff and student committee then has the difficult job of selecting the candidate who best demonstrates high academic achievement, leadership and community engagement— and the ability to write a compelling speech.

DeMarre is described by her professors as a model example of a successful and highly driven student. She maintained an exceptionally high GPA and has been on the Dean’s list since fall 2010 – while working part-time for a tech company in St. Paul. In spring 2013, she joined St. Kate’s Telefund Team.

DeMarre has been inducted into Delta Mu Delta, the international honor society for business students, and she volunteers for both Meals on Wheels and Project Homeless Connect.

What sets her apart, say her professors, is her initiative and ability to master complex concepts. She consistently pushes herself — and her classmates — to think deeply and differently, and her work ethic, confidence and personality inspires others.

Born and raised in Maplewood, DeMarre is the eldest of two children. She credits her passion for lifelong learning to her parents, who are longtime employees of St. Paul Public Schools.

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