3-23-2009

FACTS ON WINTER 2009 COMMENCEMENT

FACTS ON WINTER COMMENCEMENT
The Ohio State University
Sunday, March 22, 2009
1 p.m., St. John Arena

NUMBER OF DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
Doctoral ------ 104
Masters ------- 323
Professional ---- 7
Bachelors --- 1,404
Associate ------ 32
Certificates ---- 1
Total:------- 1,871


PRESIDING OFFICER: President E. Gordon Gee.

WELCOMING REMARKS: Jeff Kaplan, senior vice president and special assistant to the president.

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: The Honorable Yvette McGee Brown, president, Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

HONORARY DEGREES: Honorary doctorates will be presented to Charles Brain, one of the world's leading paleontologists; Jules Pretty, internationally recognized for his work on sustainable agriculture practices in more than 50 countries; and John G. Thompson, internationally renown mathematician.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD: The Distinguished Service Award will be presented to to George W. Paulson, founder, retired professor and former chair of the Department of Neurology at Ohio State.

INVOCATION: Chaplain Julija Vlofa, University Hospitals Pastoral Care.

NATIONAL ANTHEM and CARMEN OHIO: James Van Rens, Class of 2009.