OSU Announces Spring Commencement Speaker

OSU will welcome CEO of the Gates Foundation, Dr. Sue-Desmond-Hellman for as its Spring Commencement speaker. Over 11,000 students will walk across the stage at this ceremony scheduled Sunday, May 6 at the OSU stadium.

Desmond-Hellman has played many roles–scientist and philanthropist–but in all her roles she has dedicated herself to bettering human lives. As CEO of the Gate’s foundation, she is the leader of their vision of a world where all humans are given the opportunity to be healthy and productive people

Desmond-Hellmann strives to build an organization in which talented and committed people help others thrive, fight diseases that hit the less-fortunate, and empower people.

She was also doing good work before leading the Gates Foundation, she  was the first female chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, the university in which she completed her clinical training there in the 1980s.

23 FB players have now graduated in 2011-12

Jody Victor: Here’s some great Buckeye football news from osu.edu  and OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ten more Ohio State football players – past performers and those from the 2011 team – received their bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University Sunday in commencement exercises at Ohio Stadium.

Ohio State’s football players were among a university-record 10,642 individuals who received degrees and certificates at the ceremony. Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, delivered the commencement address in front of approximately 50,000 guests.

Among the spring quarter graduates are two – punter Ben Buchanan and safety Zach Domicone – who will be members of the 2012 team as fifth-year seniors. Two-year starting linebacker Andrew Sweat received his degree in marketing and Jake Ballard, a starting member of the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, also received his degree, in sport and leisure studies.

The 10 new graduates increase to 23 the number of Ohio State football players who have received their degree during the 2011-12 academic year.

The ceremony was the university’s 400th commencement and Ohio State’s last on the academic quarter system.

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor