Saigim Garcia of Canton has been selected as the student marshal for the College of Education in Auburn University’s spring 2021 commencement ceremony Friday and Saturday.
Garcia will be receiving a bachelor of science degree in rehabilitation and disability Studies. She has a passion for working with people with intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities while advocating for those who cannot advocate for themselves, according to the university.
Garcia completed an internship with the BraveHeart Center for Place and Purpose program this spring and will begin working on her doctorate in the Occupational Therapy program at Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas.
Each college at Auburn enlists a special committee to select a student marshal who best represents the values and level of excellence within the college and carry its flag at the front of the commencement procession.
“To say I am honored does not begin to describe how I feel about being chosen to represent the College of Education as the student graduation marshal,” Garcia said. “Auburn University and the College of Education have given me so much during my time here. The people I have met, the knowledge and understanding I have gained and the memories I have made have molded me into the person I am today, and Auburn is to thank for all of that. To be able to represent the College of Education is a dream and a privilege.”