FACTS ON AUTUMN COMMENCEMENT - 12/14/09
ACTS ON AUTUMN COMMENCEMENTThe Ohio State University
Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009
2 p.m., The Jerome Schottenstein Center
NUMBER OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
Bachelor's ---- 1,550
Doctoral --------- 176
Master's --------- 375
Professional ------- 7
Associate --------- 26
Total: ----------- 2,134
PRESIDING OFFICER: President E. Gordon Gee
WELCOMING REMARKS: Javaune Adams-Gaston, vice president for Student Life.
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Kevin Boyle, Humanities Distinguished Professor of History at The Ohio State University.
HONORARY DEGREES: The honorary doctor of public service will be presented to Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, the president of Iceland.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: Distinguished Service Awards will be presented to Mildred L. Chavous, retired staff member of Ohio State's graduate school, and John W. Creighton, a 1957 graduate of the Moritz College of Law and Strategic Director of Madrona Venture Group, a Seattle-based venture capital company.
INVOCATION: Chaplain George Gibbs, University Hospitals Pastoral Care.
NATIONAL ANTHEM and CARMEN OHIO: Ms. Keyona Willis, School of Music.