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June
2008
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12:00 AM
America/New_York

Facts on Spring 2008 Commencement

The Ohio State University
Sunday, June 8, 2008
1 p.m., Ohio Stadium

NUMBER OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
Doctoral 208
Master's 1,348
Professional 811
Bachelor's 5,418
Associate 72
Certificates 7
Total: 7,864

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