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August
2011
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12:00 AM
America/New_York

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

Total:------- 1,922

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