Facts on Summer 2007 Commencement
SUMMER 2007 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES
The Ohio State University
Sunday, August 26, 2007
1 p.m., The Jerome Schottenstein Center
NUMBER OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
PRESIDING OFFICER: Interim President and Provost Joseph Alutto
WELCOMING REMARKS: Richard A. Hollingsworth, interim vice president for Student Affairs
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Michael F. Curtin, vice chair and COO of The Dispatch Printing Co. and associate publisher of The Columbus Dispatch
HONORARY DEGREES: Ohio State awarded honorary degrees to David J. Gross, the Frederick W. Gluck Professor of Theoretical Physics and director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California-Santa Barbara; and Orlando L. Taylor, vice provost for research, dean of the Graduate School, and professor of communications at Howard University.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: Distinguished Service Awards were presented to Ted A. Beattie, president and CEO of the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago; and Judith E. Tuckerman, a leader in the Columbus philanthropic community.
INVOCATION: Chaplain George F. Gibbs, University Hospitals Pastoral Care
NATIONAL ANTHEM and CARMEN OHIO: Samantha R. Mowery, doctoral student in the School of Music