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Autumn Commencement 2016

December 18, 2016

Approximately 3,700 degrees were awarded to accomplished Ohio State students - and now proud alumni - during the autumn 2016 commencement ceremony.

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Timothy Gerber, longtime Ohio State faculty leader, served as speaker for autumn commencement. The university awarded the honorary Doctor of Science degree to Robert Parris Moses, president and founder of The Algebra Project, The Algebra Project, a mathematics literacy effort aimed at helping low-income and students of color improve math skills. The Distinguished Service Award was presented to Gary E. Booth, who earned a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1965, built an impressive career as a research chemist with Procter & Gamble, and has provided fundraising leadership and resources for the new Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry building, which opened in 2014.