Facts on Spring 2015 Commencement
The Ohio State University
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Noon, Ohio Stadium
NUMBER OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
PRESIDING OFFICER: President Michael V. Drake
WELCOMING REMARKS: Javaune Adams-Gaston, vice president for Student Life
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Archie Griffin, senior vice president for alumni relations, president and CEO of The Ohio State University Alumni Association
HONORARY DEGREES: The university will award honorary doctorates to Michael L. J. Appuzo, one of the world’s best known and respected neurological surgeons; David Lang, an American composer who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize; and Kathleen Sebelius, a native Ohioan with a long and distinguished career in public service.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS: Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Jameson Crane, a 1947 graduate of Ohio State and chairman emeritus of the Crane Group in Columbus, and Nancy Zimpher, a three-time alumna and former dean of the College of Education, as it was called then.
NATIONAL ANTHEM and CARMEN OHIO: Brian P. Hupp, graduate student, School of Music
ABOUT THE GRADUATING CLASS:
• This is the largest graduating class in Ohio State University history. The second-largest was June, 2012, with 10,642 degrees awarded.