Facts on Winter Commencement 2009:
The Ohio State University
Sunday, March 22, 2009
The Jerome Schottenstein Center
Degrees and Certificates:
E. Gordon Gee, President of The Ohio State University
Jeff Kaplan, senior vice president and special assistant to the president
The Honorable Yvette McGee Brown, president, Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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 Awards:
George W. Paulson, founder, retired professor and former chair of the Department of Neurology at Ohio State.
Chaplain Julija Vlofa, University Hospitals Pastoral Care
National Anthem and Alma Mater:
James Van Rens, Class of 2009