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2007
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12:00 AM
America/New_York

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
Associate 25
Certificates 1
Bachelor's 1,047
Master's 594
Doctoral 230
Professional 19
Total: 1,916

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