Facts on Summer 2011 Commencement
The Ohio State University
Sunday, August 28, 2011
1 p.m., The Jerome Schottenstein Center
NUMBER OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
Doctoral ----- 202
Professional -- 46
Master’s ------ 494
Bachelor’s -- 1,162
Associate ------ 18
PRESIDING OFFICER: President E. Gordon Gee
WELCOMING REMARKS: Javaune Adams-Gaston, vice president for Student Life
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: David O. Frantz, professor emeritus of English
HONORARY DEGREES: Honorary doctorates will be presented to commencement speaker David O. Frantz, professor emeritus of English and respected administrator, and award the honorary Doctor of Fine Arts to Lino Tagliapietra, an Italian glass artist.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: The university will also present Distinguished Service Awards to Tami Longaberger, chair of the board and CEO of The Longaberger Company and former chair of the university Board of Trustees; and William Lhota, president and CEO of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA).
NATIONS REPRESENTED: Graduates come from 55 countries on six continents
INVOCATION: Chaplain Joan Maynard, University Hospitals Pastoral Care.
NATIONAL ANTHEM and CARMEN OHIO: Laura M. Portune Cordell, class of 2011