Facts on Autumn 2016 Commencement

3,664 degrees awarded

By: Amy Murray

Published on December 18, 2016

Facts on Autumn 2016 Commencement
The Ohio State University
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016
2 p.m., Jerome Schottenstein Center

NUMBER OF DEGREES
Doctoral 214
Professional 12
Masters 470
Bachelors 2,577
Associates 390
Certificates 1 
Total: 3,664

PRESIDING OFFICER: President Michael V. Drake

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Timothy Gerber, professor of music and secretary of the University Senate.

HONORARY DEGREE: The university awarded the honorary Doctor of Science degree to Robert Parris Moses, president and founder of The Algebra Project, The Algebra Project, a mathematics literacy effort aimed at helping low-income and students of color improve math skills.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: The Distinguished Service Award was presented to Gary E. Booth, who earned a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1965, built an impressive career as a research chemist with Procter & Gamble, and has provided fundraising leadership and resources for the new Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry building, which opened in 2014. 


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