Facts on Spring Commencement 2011:
The Ohio State University
Sunday, June 12, 2011
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: John A. Boehner, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Representative from Ohio's 8th Congressional District
Honorary Doctorates: Honorary doctorates will be presented to Boehner, J. Lyle Bootman, one of the foremost experts in pharmacoeconomics; and Ohio State alumnus Carter G. Phillips, among the most dynamic and successful Supreme Court litigators in U.S. history.
Distinguished Service Award: Distinguished Service Awards will be presented to Barbara Snyder, president of Case Western Reserve University who earlier had a long and distinguished career at her alma mater, Ohio State; and Joel Weaver, emeritus professor in The Ohio State University College of Dentistry who founded the first master’s degree residency in anesthesiology for dentists in the United States and became one of the preeminent leaders in the field of dental anesthesiology.
National Anthem and Alma Mater: Vera Cremeans, class of 2011