Facts on Spring 2011 Commencement
The Ohio State University
Sunday, June 12, 2011
12 p.m., Ohio Stadium
NUMBER OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
PRESIDING OFFICER: President E. Gordon Gee
WELCOMING REMARKS: Javaune Adams-Gaston, vice president for Student Life.
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Representative John A. Boehner from Ohio's 8th Congressional District.
HONORARY DEGREES: Honorary doctorates were presented to Boehner, J. Lyle Bootman, one of the foremost experts in pharmacoeco¬nomics; and Ohio State alumnus Carter G. Phillips, among the most dynamic and successful Supreme Court litigators in U.S. history.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: Distinguished Service Awards were presented to Barbara Snyder, president of Case Western Reserve University who earlier had a long and distinguished career at her alma mater, Ohio State; and Joel Weaver, emeritus professor in The Ohio State University College of Dentistry who founded the first master’s degree residency in anesthesiology for dentists in the U.S. and became one of the preeminent leaders in the field of dental anesthesiology.
NATIONAL ANTHEM and CARMEN OHIO: Vera R. Cremeans, class of 2011.