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Summer Commencement 2011

August 29, 2011

Congratulations to our new Ohio State alumni!

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:

Doctoral: 202
Master's: 494
Professional: 46
Bachelor's: 1,162
Associate: 18

Total: 1,922

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