Facts on Winter Commencement 2011:
The Ohio State University
Sunday, March 20, 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: Donna James, managing director of Lardon & Associates LLC, the advisory services firm she founded in 2006.
Honorary Degree: The honorary Doctor of Science degree was presented to Solomon H. Snyder, MD, a world-renowned neuroscientist and distinguished service professor of neuroscience, pharmacology, and psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University.
Distinguished Service Award: The Distinguished Service Award was presented to Ellen J. Tressel, who has worked to fill compelling needs at Ohio State and in the community through service and stewardship.
Invocation: Chaplain Julija Volfa, University Hospitals Pastoral Care
National Anthem and Alma Mater: Mr. John Nevergall, School of Music