Congrats, graduates! Tag yourself and fellow alumni in our Facebook album, Summer Commencement 2011.
Facts on Summer Commencement 2011:
The Ohio State University
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Jerome Schottenstein Center
Degrees and Certificates:
Presiding Officer: E. Gordon Gee, president of The Ohio State University
Welcome Remarks: Javaune Adams-Gaston, vice president for Student Life
Commencement Address: David O. Frantz, professor emeritus of English
Honorary Doctorates: Honorary doctorates were presented to commencement speaker David O. Frantz, professor emeritus of English and respected administrator; and Lino Tagliapietra, an Italian glass artist (honorary Doctor of Fine Arts).
Distinguished Service Award: The university also presented 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).
Invocation: Chaplain Joan Maynard, University Hospitals Pastoral Care.
National Anthem and Alma Mater: Laura M. Portune Cordell, class of 2011