Facts on Autumn 2013 Commencement
The Ohio State University
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013
2 p.m., The Jerome Schottenstein Center
NUMBER OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
PRESIDING OFFICER: Interim President Joseph A. Alutto
WELCOMING REMARKS: Javaune Adams-Gaston, vice president for Student Life
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: R. L. Stine, award-winning author who earned his B.A. at Ohio State in 1965.
THE JOSEPH SULLIVANT MEDAL: Ohio State will award the Joseph Sullivant Medal to Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professor of Earth Sciences, and Ellen Mosley-Thompson, Distinguished University Professor of Geography.
HONORARY DEGREE: The university will award the honorary doctor of science degree to Leonard Berkowitz, Vilas Research Professor in Psychology Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: Ohio State will present the Distinguished Service Award to Rudine Sims Bishop, an influential scholar on multicultural children’s literature who served 17 years as a professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology; and Dan Wampler, whose relationship with Ohio State spans more than 30 years, dating back to his days as an undergraduate food technology student.
NATIONAL ANTHEM and CARMEN OHIO: Chelsea R. Hart, graduate student, School of Music.