Howard’s Justice Forster to be DSU Commencement Student Speaker

A Howard High School graduate will be the student speaker for the Dakota State University Fall Commencement this Saturday. 

Justice Forster graduates on Dec. 9 with a major in business administration and a finance specialization. His remarks will focus on the impact future emerging technology will have on academia and careers.

Forster says he remembers playing around with GPT 2, and being impressed with the text generation capabilities at the time. With the release of Chat GPT and GPT 4, Forster says it’s been astounding to see the level of growth in AI in terms of its capabilities and acceptance in the business world. Because of this, he thinks it’s especially important to consider the career aspect of AI, to consider those tools for DSU students and graduates to have a competitive edge in the workforce.

A native of Howard, Forster completed his bachelor’s degree in five semesters. He came in with 53 dual credits from high school, and tested out of several classes.

His summer internship with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, has led to full-time employment as a financial institution specialist, which is a training program to become a commissioned examiner.

The DSU Fall Commencement Ceremony will be held at 10:30am Saturday, at the DSU Fieldhouse.