An inspirational speaker and teacher at a Chicago all-boys high school will be next month's commencement speaker at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne. Terr? Holmes has more than two decades of experience as a teacher. Indiana Tech is expecting more than 650 students from all locations to take part in the ceremony.

April 10, 2014

News Release

Fort Wayne, Ind. — Inspirational speaker Terr? Holmes will deliver the keynote address at Indiana Tech’s Commencement on May 17.

The university expects more than 650 students from all Indiana Tech locations to participate in the ceremony at 10:30 a.m. May 17 at Memorial Coliseum. The degrees conferred at the ceremony range from associate degrees to doctorates.

Holmes has more than 20 years of experience as a teacher, speaker and author. She uses her personal story of growing up with two drug-addicted parents to teach people how to forgive and move on. She engages her audiences through her dynamic stage presence and makes them think and plan for their own success.

Through writing, speaking, and coaching, Holmes strives to help people improve their personal and professional relationships.

She currently teaches at Urban Prep Academy in Chicago, an all-boys high school. She has provided keynotes and workshops for The University of Akron’s Black Male Summit 2013, The University of Chicago Charter School, Fifth Third Bank, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, and countless colleges and universities.

For more information on Indiana Tech’s Commencement, please visit For more information on Terr? Holmes, please visit

Source: Indiana Tech

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