Facts on Summer 2012 Commencement
The Ohio State University
Sunday, August 12, 2012
2 p.m., The Jerome Schottenstein Center
NUMBER OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
PRESIDING OFFICER: President E. Gordon Gee
WELCOMING REMARKS: Javaune Adams-Gaston, vice president for Student Life
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Terry Stewart, president and chief executive officer, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
HONORARY DEGREES: The honorary Doctor of Business degree will be presented to commencement speaker Terry Stewart.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: The university will present the Distinguished Service Award to Trella Romine, who was instrumental in establishing the Larry Yoder Prairie Nature Preserve at Ohio State Marion; Steve Sterrett, whose distinguished career with the university included many important communications and community outreach projects; Alec Wightman, a graduate of the Moritz College of Law who has earned a reputation as an exceptional lawyer and who has continued to give back to his alma mater; and Jon Woods, who retired this year after 28 years of leading The Ohio State University Marching Band.
INVOCATION: Chaplain George Gibbs, Harding Hospital, Wexner Medical Center.
NATIONAL ANTHEM and CARMEN OHIO: Ms. Yung-Wei Sun, class of 2012