Facts on Spring 2007 Commencement
The Ohio State University
Sunday, June 10, 2007
1 p.m., Ohio Stadium
NUMBER OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATESAssociate 96
PRESIDING OFFICER: President Karen A. Holbrook.
WELCOMING REMARKS: Richard A. Hollingsworth, associate vice president for Student Affairs.
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
HONORARY DEGREES: Honorary doctorates were presented to Gerald D. Buckberg, medical researcher and cardiac surgeon; Jean-Pierre G. Changeux, a pioneer in the field of modern neurobiology; former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who will deliver the commencement address; Karen A. Holbrook, retiring president of The Ohio State University; and Gilberto Gil Moreira, a Grammy award-winning world musician and Brazil's Minister of Culture.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: The Distinguished Service Award was presented to James F. Patterson, former university trustee and fifth generation fruit farmer in Geauga County, and Paul E. Young, Jr., professor emeritus of architecture at The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture..
INVOCATION: Dana Schroeder, director of Pastoral Care, University Hospitals.
NATIONAL ANTHEM and CARMEN OHIO: Jodi Burns, class of 2007