Daniel will take the stage as one of three U‑M students chosen by the Student Speaker Selection Committee.
“I wanted to put myself out there and make sure that I could leave an impact on my community. Applying to be a speaker wasn’t to get accolades and be recognized, but to be a help to my community,” Daniel said.
At Stamps, Daniel focuses on animation, with the primary goal of working on video games and film in the future. After graduation, Daniel plans to attend graduate school to pursue a Master’s Degree in Animation.
“I created an open-world game. You get dropped into a world I made and walk around with the character,” Daniel said. “The purpose is to showcase my ability to create that type of setting.”
Daniel says his graduation from the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and his opportunity to give remarks is “surreal.”
“This is a final testament to my story,” Daniel said. “I want to get graduates ready for the next step in their lives and light the fire driving them. I’m very excited to be able to stand up there to represent the Stamps School, my fraternity, and the Black community in Michigan.”