FACTS ON AUTUMN COMMENCEMENT - 12/10/07
FACTS ON AUTUMN COMMENCEMENT
The Ohio State University
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007
1 p.m., St. John Arena
NUMBER OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
PRESIDING OFFICER: President E. Gordon Gee
WELCOMING REMARKS: Richard A. Hollingsworth, vice president for Student Affairs.
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Brian D. Joseph, Ohio State Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics and the Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Linguistics.
HONORARY DEGREES: Honorary doctorates were presented to Wolfgang Ketterle, Nobel laureate and professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and John M. Opitz, distinguished physician-scientist at the University of Utah.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: Distinguished Service Awards were presented to Herb Asher, professor emeritus of political science at The Ohio State University and counselor to the university president, and W. Rodney Sharp, former faculty member in the College of Biological Sciences who continues to maintain close ties with the university.
INVOCATION: Chaplain Everett Sherman, University Hospitals Pastoral Care.
NATIONAL ANTHEM and CARMEN OHIO: Sarah Elizabeth Rhorer, graduate student, School of Music.