FACTS ON AUTUMN COMMENCEMENT - 12/11/06
FACTS ON AUTUMN COMMENCEMENT
The Ohio State University
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006
1 p.m., St. John Arena
NUMBER OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
PRESIDING OFFICER: President Karen A. Holbrook
WELCOMING REMARKS: Richard A. Hollingsworth, vice president for Student Affairs.
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Roy Romer, former three-term governor of Colorado and recently retired superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
HONORARY DEGREES: Honorary doctorates were presented to T.R. Lakshmanan, professor of geography and environment at Boston University and 1965 graduate of Ohio State; Douglas D. Osheroff, professor of physics at Stanford University and a co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize for Physics; Roy R. Romer, former three-term governor of Colorado; and Pedro A. Sanchez of the Earth Institute of Columbia University.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: Distinguished Service Awards were presented to Vera J. Blaine, professor and chair emerita of The Ohio State University Department of Dance; and Edward J. Ray, president of Oregon State University and former executive vice president and provost at Ohio State.
INVOCATION: Chaplain Everett Sherman, University Hospitals Pastoral Care.
NATIONAL ANTHEM and CARMEN OHIO: Elizabeth Neer, Class of 2006.