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Summer 2010 Commencement Facts

The Ohio State University
Sunday, August 29, 2010
1 p.m., The Jerome Schottenstein Center

NUMBER OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
Doctoral ------------------- 202
Professional ---------------- 36
Master’s ------------------- 470
Bachelor’s --------------- 1,027
Associate ------------------- 21
Certificates ----------------- 1

Total: ------------------- 1,757

PRESIDING OFFICER: President E. Gordon Gee.

WELCOMING REMARKS: Javaune Adams-Gaston, vice president for Student Life.

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Mayor Michael B. Coleman, City of Columbus.

HONORARY DEGREES: Honorary doctorates were presented to Lord Charles Henry Plumb, a British public servant and lifelong advocate for farmers and agriculture, and commencement speaker, Columbus mayor Michael B. Coleman.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: The university conferred Distinguished Service Awards on Jack Chester, senior partner in the Columbus law firm of Chester, Willcox & Saxbe LLP; and posthumously to Virginia Zirkle, in recognition of her six decades of service to her alma mater as a home economist at the Putnam County Ohio State Extension.

INVOCATION: Chaplain Joan Bolinger, University Hospitals Pastoral Care.

NATIONAL ANTHEM and CARMEN OHIO: Carrie Marie Trickel, class of 2010.