Facts on Summer 2013 Commencement
The Ohio State University
Sunday, August 4, 2013
2 p.m., The Jerome Schottenstein Center
NUMBER OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
PRESIDING OFFICER: Interim President Joseph A. Alutto
WELCOMING REMARKS: Javaune Adams-Gaston, vice president for Student Life
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Ann Hamilton, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Art.
HONORARY DEGREES: The university will present the honorary Doctor of Science degree to Ellen Rudy, a 1958 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Nursing and former dean of the University of Pittsburgh College of Nursing, and Albert Soloway, dean and professor emeritus in the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: The university will present Distinguished Service Awards to William Blair, who has earned three degrees from Ohio State and for nearly half a century has been a tireless advocate for the university's interests in state government; and Ruann Ernst, a highly successful businesswoman and enduring advocate for education, who has given back to Ohio State from the day she earned her first degree in 1968.
NATIONAL ANTHEM and CARMEN OHIO: Rebecca E. Mullins, Candidate, Doctor of Musical Art.