Facts on Spring 2008 Commencement
The Ohio State University
Sunday, June 8, 2008
1 p.m., Ohio Stadium
NUMBER OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
PRESIDING OFFICER: President E. Gordon Gee
WELCOMING REMARKS: Richard A. Hollingsworth, vice president for Student Affairs.
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News
HONORARY DEGREES: Honorary doctorates were presented to Brien A. Holden, an internationally renowned leader in eye and vision science; and commencement speaker Brian Williams.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: The Distinguished Service Award was presented to two dedicated Ohio State alumni: Edward Cooperman, chair of Edmarc Investments, and Barbie Tootle, president of Left Field Consulting.
NATIONAL ANTHEM and CARMEN OHIO: Robert Bux, class of 2008