OSU Commencement Addresses

- from the University Archives

YEAR/TERM LOCATION SPEAKER TITLE
6/19/1878 University Hall Chapel Edward Orton Not in the collection
6/15/1879 University Hall Chapel Isaiah Pillars Not in the collection
6/23/1880 University Hall Chapel Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Jaggar, D.D. Not in the collection
6/22/1881 University Hall Chapel Rev. J.B. Bittinger Not in the collection
6/21/1882 University Hall Chapel Walter Quincy Scott Inaugural Address
6/19/1883 University Hall Chapel Honorable Jon F. Locke Not in the collection
6/25/1884 University Hall Chapel William H. Scott The Inaugural Address of President WM. H. Scott
6/24/1885 University Hall Chapel Honorable J.M Gregory Society Commencement Address
6/22/1886 University Hall Chapel Rev. Edward Everett Hale Society Commencement Address
6/22/1887 University Hall Chapel Rev. Francis Marsten Society Commencement Address
6/20/1888 University Hall Chapel Edwin Willits Not in the collection
6/19/1889 University Hall Chapel J.G. Schurman The Centenary Movement of Thought
6/25/1890 University Hall Chapel Albert H. Tuttle The University of Utopia
6/24/1891 University Hall Chapel William Henry Scott State Universities and Public Life
6/22/1892 University Hall Chapel Robert H. Thurston The New Education and the New Civilization: Their Unity
6/14/1893 University Hall Chapel James B. Angell Not in the collection
6/13/1894 University Hall Chapel William R. Harper Commencement Address
6/12/1895 University Hall Chapel William McKinley Not in the collection
6/12/1895 University Hall Chapel William H. Scott Commencement Address
6/17/1896 University Hall Chapel James Hulme Canfield Not in the collection
6/15/1897 University Hall Chapel Andrew S. Draper Not in the collection
6/15/1898 University Hall Chapel Casper Wistar Hiatt Not in the collection
6/14/1899 University Hall Chapel J. Willis Gleed Not in the collection
6/13/1900 University Hall Chapel William Oxley Thompson The State and Education
6/19/1901 University Hall Chapel Rev. Edward Everett Hale Not in the collection
6/18/1902 University Hall Chapel Martin G. Brumbaugh Not in the collection
6/24/1903 University Hall Chapel H.C. White Not in the collection
6/22/1904 University Hall Chapel James H. Baker Not in the collection
6/21/1905 University Hall Chapel Albion W. Small Not in the collection
6/20/1906 University Hall Chapel Samuel Franklin Emerson Modern Society - An Interpretation
6/19/1907 University Hall Chapel Edwin Earle Sparks Rutherford B. Hayes: An Appreciation
6/24/1908 University Hall Chapel William Henry Scott Quarter Centennial Address
6/23/1909 Oval (under tent) Arthur Fleming West Annual Address
6/22/1910 Mirror Lake (under tent) Reverend Washington Gladden Not in the collection
6/14/1911 Armory Chester Hardy Aldrich Not in the collection
6/12/1912 Armory William Oxley Thompson Not in the collection
6/11/1913 Armory James Cox Not in the collection
6/14/1914 Armory George H. Vincent Not in the collection
6/11/1915 Armory Rev. Charles E. Jefferson Not in the collection
6/6/1916 Armory Rev. Charles David Williams Not in the collection
6/5/1917 Armory Harry Burns Hutchins Not in the collection
5/28/1918 Oval (under tent) Rev. Henry Churchill King Not in the collection
6/17/1919 Armory Rev. William Francis McDowell Not in the collection
6/15/1920 Armory Samuel Walker McCall Not in the collection
6/14/1921 Armory William Oxley Thompson Commencement Address
6/13/1922 Coliseum (State Fairgrounds) Theodore E. Burton Not in the collection
6/12/1923 Coliseum (State Fairgrounds) Lotus Delta Coffman Not in the collection
8/31/1923 University HallChapel Max Carl Otto Not in the collection
12/21/1923 University Hall Chapel Joseph Alexander Leighton Not in the collection
3/14/1924 University Hall Chapel Raymond C. Osburn The Relation of Science to Modern Education and Civilization
6/10/1924 Coliseum (State Fairgrounds) Rev. Lloyd C. Douglas Certified Knowledge
8/29/1924 University Hall Chapel Francis William Coker Individualism and the State
12/19/1924 University Hall Chapel James Edward Hagerty The Modern University
3/20/1925 University Hall Chapel Roy Graham Hoskins Biological Bargains
6/16/1925 Coliseum (State Fairgrounds) William Lowe Bryan Life at Three Differences
9/4/1925 University Hall Chapel Herbert A. Miller The Quest for the Real
12/23/1925 University Hall Chapel William T. Magruder The Citizen as an Engineer
3/19/1926 University Hall Chapel Henry Russell Spencer Wisdom, Energy and Courage
6/15/1926 Coliseum (State Fairgrounds) Arthur M. Schlesinger The New Tyranny
8/27/1926 University Hall Chapel Burdette R. Buckingham School of Society
12/22/1926 University Hall Chapel Frederick E. Lumley The Human Adventure
3/18/1927 University Hall Chapel Joseph Villers Denney Education and Welfare
6/14/1927 Coliseum (State Fairgrounds) Rev. Francis J. McConnell Voices of the Times
8/21/1927 University Hall Chapel Alfred Dodge Cole Mental Readjustments in an Age of Progress
12/21/1927 University Hall Chapel Alonzo Hubert Tuttle Administration of Criminal Justice (topic)
3/28/1928 University Hall Chapel Edward Orton Higher Education – A Gift or a Purpose?
6/1/1928 Stadium William Oxley Thompson Some Major Issues in Life (theme)
8/31/1928 University Hall Chapel Helen Parkhurst Freedom - Individual and International
12/21/1928 University Hall Chapel Francis Leroy Landacre The Problem of Self-Education
3/15/1929 University Hall Chapel Christopher E. Sherman Dissatisfaction of Modern Youth
6/1/1929 Stadium Charles Franklin Kettering Servants of Humanity
8/30/1929 University Hall Chapel Ernest James Ashbaugh Curiosity
12/20/1929 University Hall Chapel William Lucas Graves Convocation address
3/14/1930 University Hall Chapel H. Gordon Hayes Economic Independence and Social Contro
6/10/1930 Stadium Manly Ottmer Hudson Citizenship in a Modern World
8/29/1930 University Hall Chapel Harry C. Ramsower Leadership and Individual Development
12/19/1930 University Hall Chapel Marbury Bladen Ogle Progress as SeenBy a Poet and a Priest
3/13/1931 University Hall Chapel George Holland Sabine Are State Universities Different?
6/8/1931 Stadium Julius Howland Barnes Youth and Adventure in Modern Industry
8/28/1931 University Hall Chapel Alberty Avey Not in the collection
12/18/1931 University Hall Chapel John L. Clifton Not in the collection
3/18/1932 University Hall Chapel Homer C. Hockett A Little Learning- Not in the collection
6/13/1932 Stadium Elmer BurrittBryan Not in the collection
9/2/1932 University Hall Chapel Felix E. Held Not in the collection
12/23/1932 University Hall Chapel Ervin Eugene Lewis Not in the collection
3/18/1933 University Hall Chapel George Melville Bolling Not in the collection
6/12/1933 Stadium Gauis Glenn Atkins Commencement Address
9/1/1933 University Hall Chapel Matthew Brown Hammond An Individual in an Unstable World
12/22/1933 University Hall Chapel George W. Rightmire Commencement Talk
3/16/1934 University Hall Chapel Robert Elden Mathews A Pioneer of a New Democracy
6/11/1934 Stadium G. Bromley Oxnam Not in the collection
8/31/1934 University Hall Chapel James Renwick Withrow Not in the collection
12/21/1934 University Hall Chapel Carl Wittke Not in the collection
3/15/1935 University Hall Chapel William McPherson Convocation Address
6/10/1935 Stadium George Rightmire Commencement Thoughts
8/30/1935 University Hall Chapel Charles Scott Berry The Widening Horizon
12/20/1935 University Hall Chapel Roderick Peattie Commencement Address
3/20/1936 University Hall Chapel Harlan H. Hatcher The Pure Flame
6/15/1936 Stadium George W. Rightmire Commencement Address
9/4/1936 University Hall Chapel Bland L. Stradley Convocation Address
12/18/1936 University Hall Chapel George W. Eckelberry Convocation Address
3/19/1937 University Hall Chapel James Lewis Morrill Noblese Oblige
6/14/1937 Stadium George W. Rightmire Not in the collection
9/3/1937 Men's Gymnasium (Larkins Hall) Arthur J. Klein Education
12/2/1937 University Hall Auditorium Henry E. Hoagland Visionary Leadership
3/18/1938 University Hall Auditorium Felix Emil Held Words
6/13/1938 Stadium George W. Rightmire Not in the collection
9/2/1938 Men’s Gymnasium Charles Ellison MacQuigg Science and Society
12/21/1938 University Hall Auditorium Charles C. Stillman The Summons to Adventure in Our Modern Life
3/17/1939 University Hall Auditorium John Ferguson Convocation Address
6/12/1939 Stadium Cunningham William McPherson Convocation Address
9/1/1939 Men's Gymnasium Walter L. Dorn Freedom and Force
12/21/1939 University Hall Auditorium Viva Boothe Convocation Address
3/15/1940 University Hall Auditorium George W. Rightmire Not in the collection
6/10/1940 Stadium Howard L. Bevis Convocation Address
8/30/1940 Men’s Gymnasium Bennett Weaver The University and the State
12/20/1940 University Hall Auditorium Arthur T. Martin Legal Machinery for Democratic Ideals
3/21/1941 University Hall Auditorium Joseph A. Park What Will You Remember
6/16/1941 Stadium Howard L. Bevis The Student's World
8/29/1941 Men's Gymnasium Walter Consuelo Langsam Peace or Truce
12/19/1941 University Hall Auditorium N. Paul Hudson Vital Assets
3/20/1942 University Hall Auditorium Foster Rhea Dulles Convocation Speech
6/15/1942 Stadium Howard L. Bevis Convocation Address
8/28/1942 Men's Gymnasium John R. Howe Education for Citizenship
12/18/1942 University Hall Auditorium Edward N. Clopper Remarks of E.N. Clopper
3/19/1943 Men's Gymnasium Johannes A.C.F. Auer The World and Its Problems
6/1/1943 Men's Gymnasium Henry R. Luce Convocation Address
9/3/1943 Men's Gymnasium John M. Vorys Convocation Address
12/17/1943 Men's Gymnasium Coliseum (State Fairgrounds) Herbert John Burgstahler The University Man in the New World Order
3/17/1944 University Hall Auditorium Gordon Keith Chalmers Routine and Work
6/3/1944 Men's Gymnasium Kenneth Irving Brown Freedom-Yes: But Freedom Alone is not Enough
9/1/1944 Men's Gymnasium Herman Lee Donovan The Work, Wealth, and Happiness of Men
12/21/1944 University Hall Auditorium Otto Mees Convocation Address
3/16/1945 University Hall Auditorium Algo D. Henderson Perchings and Flights
6/8/1945 Men's Gymnasium H. Lester Smith Broadening Horizons
8/31/1945 Men's Gymnasium Arthur J. Klein The State University
12/20/1945 University Hall Auditorium William Addison Shimer The Biological Roots of Education
3/15/1946 Men's Gymnasium John Calhoun Baker The Days Ahead
6/7/1946 Stadium Louis C. Wright Students Facing Tomorrow
8/30/1946 Men's Gymnasium Paul N. Lehoczky Convocation Address
12/19/1946 Men's Gymnasium William E. Wickenden Dividing the Fruits of Progress
3/14/1947 Men's Gymnasium William E. Stevenson Commencement Address
6/6/1947 Stadium Michael J. Ready Commencement Address
8/29/1947 Stadium Donald P. Cottrell Not in the collection
12/19/1947 Men's Gymnasium Raymond Walters Courage for the Era to Come
3/19/1948 Men's Gymnasium Winfred G. Leutner Education: Privilege and Responsibility
6/11/1948 Stadium Carl V. Weygandt University Education's Challenge
9/3/1948 Stadium Grove H. Patterson Commencement Address
12/17/1948 Coliseum (State Fairgrounds) Harvey H. Davis Commencement Talk
3/18/1949 Coliseum (State Fairgrounds) Milton D. McLean Ideas Have Consequences
6/10/1949 Stadium Howard L. Bevis Not in the collection
9/2/1949 Stadium Wilbur W.White Not in the collection
12/16/1949 Coliseum (State Fairgrounds) John S. Millis Not in the collection
3/17/1950 Coliseum (State Fairgrounds) James P. Lincoln Not in the collection
6/9/1950 Stadium Howard L. Bevis Not in the collection
9/1/1950 Stadium Branch Rickey Not in the collection
12/22/1950 Coliseum (State Fairgrounds) Mark Schinnerer Convocation Address
YEAR/TERM LOCATION SPEAKER TITLE
3/16/1951 Coliseum (State Fairgrounds) Harold L. Yochum Our Day of Destiny
6/8/1951 Stadium Howard L. Bevis The Challenge of Deferment
8/31/1951 Stadium Clyde Williams Educational Challenge
12/20/1951 Men's Gymnasium Clarence C. Stoughton Not in the collection
3/14/1952 Men's Gymnasium Ralph W. McDonald Not in the collection
6/6/1952 Stadium Howard L. Bevis Not in the collection
8/29/1952 Men's Gymnasium Mason Roberts Not in the collection
12/19/1952 Men's Gymnasium A. Blair Knapp Not in the collection
3/20/1953 Men's Gymnasium Charles E. Wesley Not in the collection
6/12/1953 Stadium Jerome D. Folkman Not in the collection
8/28/1953 Men’s Gymnasium Novice G. Fawcett Not in the collection
12/18/1953 Men's Gymnasium John D. Millett Not in the collection
3/19/1954 Men's Gymnasium Thomas E. Jones Not in the collection
6/11/1954 Stadium Carl V. Weygandt Not in the collection
8/27/1954 Men's Gymnasium Claude V. Courter Not in the collection
12/17/1954 Men's Gymnasium Howard F. Lowry Not in the collection
3/18/1955 Men's Gymnasium John M. Vorys Not in the collection
6/10/1955 Stadium Howard L. Bevis Not in the collection
8/26/1955 Men's Gymnasium E.L. Bowsher Not in the collection
12/16/1955 Men's Gymnasium The Most Rev. Michael J. Ready Not in the collection
3/16/1956 Men's Gymnasium John W. Bricker Not in the collection
6/8/1956 Stadium Howard L. Bevis Not in the collection
8/21/1956 Men's Gymnasium Clyde Williams Not in the collection
12/20/1956 St. John Arena Norman P. Auburn Not in the collection
3/15/1957 St. John Arena Kevin McCann Not in the collection
6/7/1957 Stadium Novice G. Fawcett Not in the collection
8/20/1957 St. John Arena Edward V. Rickenbacker Not in the collection
12/20/1957 St. John Arena George E. Probst Not in the collection
3/20/1958 St. John Arena T. Keith Glennan The Challenge of Abundance
6/13/1958 Stadium William M. Kiplinger The Years Ahead
8/29/1958 St. John Arena Everett Walters Not in the collection
12/19/1958 St. John Arena Clarence George Issenmann Not in the collection
3/19/1959 St. John Arena Terry Wickham Freedom and Excellence
6/12/1959 Stadium Barnaby C. Keeney Commencement Address
8/28/1959 St. John Arena Frank Graves Not in the collection
12/18/1959 St. John Arena Dickey Nelson Gluesch Not in the collection
3/18/1960 St. John Arena John D. Kraus The Challenge of the Space Age
6/10/1960 Stadium Novice G. Fawcett Where Are You Making For
8/26/1960 St. John Arena Harold L. Yochum The Graduate R – for Responsibility
12/16/1960 St. John Arena Paul L. O'Connor Address of the Reverend Paul O'Connor
3/17/1961 St. John Arena Charles Austin Doan The Gift of Unfinished Business
6/9/1961 Stadium Glenn T. Seaborg Not in the collection
8/25/1961 St. John Arena Harold G. Shane Not in the collection
12/15/1961 St. John Arena Thomas F. Patton Beyond Tomorrow    
3/16/1962 St. John Arena Vernon R. Alden To Create Oneself Endlessly
6/8/1962 Stadium General Curtis E. LeMay Address by Curtis E. LeMay
8/24/1962 St. John Arena Foy David Kohler Ohio and the World
12/14/1962 St. John Arena Anthony J. Celebrezze Address
3/15/1963 St. John Arena William M. Batten Remarks of W.M. Batten
6/7/1963 St. John Arena Jerome Lawrence An Address by Jerome Lawrence
8/23/1963 St. John Arena Robert I. White Not in the collection
12/20/1963 St. John Arena Herman B. Wells Commencement Address
3/19/1964 St. John Arena William Travers Jerome III That Needed Ingredient-Bounce
6/12/1964 Stadium J. George Harrar A Record of Response
8/28/1964 St. John Arena A. Blair Knapp Commencement Address
12/18/1964 St. John Arena Charles Sawyer Autumn Quarter Commencement Address
3/19/1965 St. John Arena Frank E. Duddy Jr. Shapes in the Mist
6/11/1965 Stadium Novice G. Fawcett I Dare You
8/27/1965 St. John Arena Robert M. Zollinger Commencement Address
12/17/1965 St. John Arena B.D. Thomas A Window on the World
3/18/1966 St. John Arena Roberto Sanchez Vilella The Challenges of Change
6/14/1966 Stadium Joseph C. Wilson Is Technology Changing Society
9/2/1966 St. John Arena Phillip R. Shriver Commencement Address, The Ohio State University
12/20/1966 St. John Arena H. Roger Tatarian The New Perspective
3/16/1967 St. John Arena Harold L. Enarson Toward the Modest Society
6/13/1967 Stadium Harold Howe II Aesthetics and the National Interest
9/1/1967 St. John Arena Thomas Vail Commencement Address
12/15/1967 St. John Arena Earl F. Morris American Society and the Rebirth of Civil Disobedience
3/15/1968 St. John Arena Elvis J. Stahr Remarks of Elvis J. Stahr
6/7/1968 Stadium Walter Cronkite Address
8/30/1968 St. John Arena The Most Reverend Clarence E. Elwell Best or Worst - Reactor or Bomb?
12/14/1968 St. John Arena John A. Hannah We Will Want What We Waste
3/15/1969 St. John Arena Sherwood Fawcett Keys to Tomorrow
6/7/1969 Stadium Spiro Agnew Address by the Vice President
8/29/1969 St. John Arena Mark Ethridge Jr. Commencement Address
12/19/1969 St. John Arena Harry C. Thompson The Communications Explosion
3/19/1970 St. John Arena John Ciardi Not in the collection
6/12/1970 Stadium Robert H. Finch Address
9/4/1970 St. John Arena John A. Volpe Commencement Address
12/18/1970 St. John Arena Max M. Fisher Honey on the Tongue
3/19/1971 St. John Arena Barbara Walters Commencement Speech
6/11/1971 Stadium Neil Armstrong Commencement Address
9/3/1971 St. John Arena Clifton Wharton Jr. The Dangers of Income
12/17/1971 St. John Arena William Jovanovich Contingency Loans
3/17/1972 St. John Arena Elliot L. Richardson America: A Literacy Notion
6/9/1972 Stadium Armin H Meyer Remarks
9/1/1972 St. John Arena Roger W. Heyns Championship Performance
12/15/1972 St. John Arena Harold L. Enarson Ohio State University Commencement
3/16/1973 St. John Arena Phillip R. Shriver Inaugural remarks for Harold L. Enarson
6/8/1973 Stadium William D. Ruckelshaus No title
8/31/1973 St. John Arena Daniel J. Boorstin An Address
12/14/1973 St. John Arena James G. O'Hara Speech at Ohio State University 
3/15/1974 St. John Arena James A. Norton A Sense of Community for Higher Education
6/7/1974 Stadium Milton A. Caniff The Score in the Ohio Stadium is 15 ½ to 1
8/30/1974 St. John Arena Gerald R. Ford Remarks of the President
12/13/1974 St. John Arena C. William O'Neill Commencement Address
3/20/1975 St. John Arena Harlan Cleveland We Took Our Eye Off the Ball
6/13/1975 Stadium William B. Saxbe Commencement Address
8/29/1975 St. John Arena Hugh Sidey Commencement Address
11/26/1975 St. John Arena Jacqueline Grennan Wexler Commencement Address
3/19/1976 St. John Arena Alex Haley Not in the collection
6/11/1976 Stadium Daniel P. Moynihan Commencement Address
8/27/1976 St. John Arena Charles Mosher The Congress and the Incongruous
12/9/1976 St. John Arena Robin Fleming Quo Vadis?
3/17/1977 St. John Arena Willard Wirtz Remarks by Willard Wirtz
6/9/1977 Stadium James Schlesinger Commencement Address
8/31/1977 St. John Arena W. Clarke Wescoe Commencement Address
12/9/1977 St. John Arena Novice G. Fawcett Confrontation with Reality
3/16/1978 St. John Arena Philip Handler Pangs of Science
6/9/1978 Stadium Peter Jay Address by the British Ambassador
8/31/1978 St. John Arena Tom Moody Speech to Graduates
12/8/1978 St. John Arena Howard R. Bowen What is Your Education Worth?  
3/16/1979 St. John Arena Albert J. Kuhn The Essential University
6/8/1979 Stadium Walter F. Mondale Remarks of Vice President Walter F. Mondale
8/30/1979 St. John Arena Alan K. Campbell Excerpts from Summer Quarter Commencement Address
12/7/1979 St. John Arena Robert M. Duncan Address by Judge Robert M. Duncan
3/20/1980 St. John Arena Barbara Uehling Excerpts from Commencement Address
6/13/1980 Stadium John E. Corbally Commencement Remarks
8/29/1980 St. John Arena Marshall D. Shulman A Terminal Case of Myopia (as printed in Dispatch)
12/12/1980 St. John Arena J.W. Peltason Autumn Quarter Commencement Address
3/20/1981 St. John Arena Norman E. Borlaug A Working Draft of the Commencement Address by…
6/12/1981 Stadium Harold L. Enarson Commencement Address  
9/3/1981 St. John Arena Vern Riffe Remarks of Speaker Vern Riffe
12/11/1981 St. John Arena Simon Dinitz Have We Failed You?
3/19/1982 St. John Arena Daryle H. Busch Commencement Address
6/11/1982 Stadium Roy M. Kottman Pathways to Progress
9/2/1982 St. John Arena John P. Minton Moments…Here and There
12/10/1982 St. John Arena Albert Shapero Taking Control
3/18/1983 St. John Arena Helen G. Edmonds Come Down to Kew in Lilac Time
6/10/1983 Stadium George Bush Address by Vice President George Bush
9/1/1983 St. John Arena Leo Paquette Not in the collection
12/9/1983 St. John Arena Robert M. Zollinger Commencement Address
3/16/1984 St. John Arena Robert C. Good OSU Commencement Speech
6/8/1984 Stadium John H. Glenn Remarks of Senator John Glenn
8/30/1984 St. John Arena Charles L. Babcock Commencement Address
12/7/1984 St. John Arena Commodore Grace Murray Hopper Commencement Address at Ohio State
3/22/1985 St. John Arena Edwin D. Dodd University Commencement Address
6/14/1985 Stadium Richard F. Celeste Commencement Address
8/30/1985 St. John Arena Amos Lynch Commencement Address by Amos H. Lynch Jr.
12/13/1985 St. John Arena Charles A. Csuri Fall Quarter Commencement Address
3/21/1986 St. John Arena Wayne Woodrow (Woody) Hayes Commencement Address
6/13/1986 Stadium Leslie H. Wexner Commencement Address  
8/29/1986 St. John Arena Francille M. Firebaugh Commencement Address
12/12/1986 St. John Arena Mary L. Good Science and Technology Policy Issues: Why You Should Care!
3/20/1987 St. John Arena John Price Hirth Winter Quarter Commencement
6/12/1987 Stadium Robert L. Clodius Address Remarks at 300thCommencement
9/3/1987 St. John Arena Marilyn Robinson Waldman Commencement Address
12/11/1987 St. John Arena Henry Ponder Success-Your Ohio State University Education-A Mandate for the Future
3/18/1988 St. John Arena Arno A. Penzias Commencement Speech
6/10/1988 Stadium Erich Bloch Commencement Address
9/1/1988 St. John Arena Frank W. Hale Commencement Address
12/11/1988 St. John Arena Austin H. Kiplinger Ohio State University Commencement Address   
3/17/1989 St. John Arena P. David Myerowitz Remember
6/9/1989 Stadium Elizabeth Dole Remarks Prepared for Delivery
8/31/1989 St. John Arena Jay R. Smith Summer Commencement Address
12/8/1989 St. John Arena Gerald M. Reagan Commencement Address
3/16/1990 St. John Arena Leonard L. Hayes Remarks for Leonard L. Haynes III
6/8/1990 Stadium Edward H. Jennings Speech by Edward H. Jennings
8/30/1990 St. John Arena John B. Gabel Commencement Address: Summer 1990
12/7/1990 St. John Arena Stanley J. Aronoff Ohio State University Commencement Address
3/22/1991 St. John Arena D. Allan Bromley The Challenge of the Future
6/14/1991 Stadium Elwood Gordon Gee Excerpts from the Commencement Address  
8/30/1991 St. John Arena Manuel T. Pacheco Commencement Address: The Ohio State University
12/13/1991 St. John Arena Lena C. Bailey Commencement Speech Winter Quarter
3/20/1992 St. John Arena Arpod Goncz Commencement Address
6/12/1992 Stadium Bernadine P. Healy Commencement Address
9/3/1992 St. John Arena Frank H.T. Rhodes Commencement Address
12/11/1992 St. John Arena Samuel DuBois Cook If That Light Within You Be Dark, Oh What a Darkness!
3/19/1993 St. John Arena Nancy E. Betz The Power of One
6/11/1993 Stadium Leonard Downie Jr. Spring Commencement Address
9/2/1993 St. John Arena John B. McCoy Commencement Address
12/10/1993 St. John Arena Damon J. Keith Integrity: The Search for Principle
3/18/1994 St. John Arena Martha McMackin Garland Commencement Remarks
6/10/1994 Stadium Mark R. Goldston The Ohio State University 1994 Commencement Speech
9/1/1994 St. John Arena D. Richard McPherson Summer Commencement
12/9/1994 St. John Arena Charles Ping Commencement Address
3/17/1995 St. John Arena John R. Galvin Commencement Address
6/9/1995 Stadium Shimon Peres Commencement Address
8/31/1995 St. John Arena Peter L. Scott Commencement Address
12/8/1995 St. John Arena Thomas J. Dougherty Responsibility
3/15/1996 St. John Arena Herb Asher Commencement Address
6/7/1996 Stadium John Jakes The Power of History
8/28/1996 St. John Arena Barbara A. Reynolds Commencement Address of Barbara A. Reynolds
12/13/1996 St. John Arena John Ong On Civility
3/21/1997 St. John Arena Kathryn D. Sullivan To Be a Dreamer of the Day
6/??/1997 Stadium Bob Greene

Not in the collection(ceremony cancelled due to weather)

8/29/1997 St. John Arena Ed Hagenlocker Summer Quarter Commencement
12/12/1997 St. John Arena E. Gordon Gee Commencement Address by E. Gordon Gee
3/20/1998 St. John Arena Bruce E. Bursten Good Fortune and Hard Work
6/12/1998 St. John Arena Bob Greene Commencement Address
9/3/1998 St. John Arena Don Shackelford OSU 345th Commencement
12/12/1998 St. John Arena Clark Kellogg Commencement Address
3/19/1999 St. John Arena Richard D. Klausner Commencement Address
6/11/1999 Oval Dumisa Buhle Ntsebeza The 348th Commencement Graduation Ceremony
9/2/1999 St. John Arena John F. Wolfe The Ohio State University Commencement Address
12/10/1999 St. John Arena Gregory S. Lashutka Riding the Long Boom to Success
3/17/2000 St. John Arena David Citino Pomp, Circumstance, and other Songs of a Lifetime
6/9/2000 Oval J.C. Watts Commencement
8/31/2000 St. John Arena John E. Pepper Ohio State University Commencement
12/8/2000 St. John Arena Jo Ann Davidson Commencement Address
YEAR/TERM LOCATION SPEAKER TITLE
3/16/2001 St. John Arena Bunny C. Clark A Future as Big as the West Texas Sky
6/8/2001 Oval Bill Cosby Ohio State University Commencement Address by Bill Cosby
8/1/2002 Schottenstein Center David Satcher Not in the collection
12/7/2001 St. John Arena Ken Lee Ken Lee Address to Autumn 2001 Graduation Class
3/15/2002 St. John Arena David L. Brennan Commencement Address: Winter Quarter
6/14/2002 Stadium George W. Bush Remarks by the President at Ohio State University
8/30/2002 Schottenstein Center Roger Blackwell What Does it Mean to Be a Buckeye?
12/13/2002 St. John Arena Louis W. Sullivan The Challenge of Leadership in an Increasingly Diverse Society
3/21/2003 St. John Arena Geoffrey Parker The Greatest gift an education gives is perspective
6/13/2003 Stadium Christopher Reeve Commencement Remarks
8/29/2003 Schottenstein Center Carl F. Kohrt Commencement Remarks
12/14/2003 St. John Arena Marnette Perry Commencement Speech
3/21/2004 Schottenstein Center Lonnie G. Thompson Commencement Address
6/13/2004 Stadium Erin Moriarty Commencement Speech
8/29/2004 Schottenstein Center Lee Shulman Commencement Speech
12/12/2004 St. John Arena Deborah Jones Merritt Education For Citizenship
3/20/2005 St. John Arena Eugenie Scott Not in the collection
6/12/2005 Stadium William H. Hall Commencement Remarks
8/28/2005 Schottenstein Center Jodie T. Allen Commencement Speech
12/11/2005 St. John Arena Deborah A. Ballam Commencement Address
3/19/2006 St. John Arena Shirley Ann Jackson Commencement Address
6/11/2006 Stadium John S. McCain Commencement Address
8/27/2006 Schottenstein Center Robert J. Massie Commencement Address
12/10/2006 St. John Arena Roy Romer Commencement Address
3/18/2007 St. John Arena Joseph Lynch Commencement Speech
6/10/2007 Stadium William J. Clinton Commencement Speech
8/26/2007 Schottenstein Center Michael Curtin Commencement Speech
12/9/2007 Schottenstein Center Brian D. Joseph Commencement Speech
3/16/2008 Schottenstein Center Steven A. Davis Commencement Speech
6/8/2008 Stadium Brian Williams Commencement Address
8/24/2008 Schhottenstein Center David L. Denlinger Commencement Address
12/14/2008 Schottenstein Center Richard A. Hollingsworth Commencement Speech
3/22/2009 St. John Arena Yvette McGee-Brown Commencement Remarks
6/14/2009 Stadium John Glenn Commencement Speech
8/30/2009 Schottenstein Center Thomas J. Moyer Commencement Speech
12/13/2009 Schottenstein Center Kevin Boyle Commencement Speech
3/21/2010 Schottenstein Center Curtis J. Moody Balance
6/6/2010 Stadium David Gergen Commencement Speech
8/29/2010 Schottenstein Center Michael Coleman Commencement Speech
12/12/2010 Schottenstein Center David Tomasko Commencement Speech
3/21/2011 Schottenstein Center Donna James Commencement Speech
6/12/2011 Stadium John Boehner Commencement Speech
8/28/2011 Schottenstein Center David Frantz Commencement Speech
12/11/2011 Schottenstein Center Cheryl L. Krueger Commencement Speech
3/18/2012 Schottenstein Center Richard K. Herrman Live Life For Real
6/10/2012 Stadium Susan E. Rice Commencement Speech
8/11/2012 Schottenstein Center Terry Stewart Commencement Speech
12/16/2012 Schottenstein Center Jack Hanna Commencement Speech
5/5/2013 Stadium Barack Obama Commencement Speech
8/4/2013 Schottenstein Center Ann Hamilton Commencement Speech
12/15/2013 Schottenstein Center R.L. Stine Commencement Speech
5/4/2014 Stadium Chris Matthews Commencement Speech
8/10/2014 Schottenstein Center Joseph Alutto Commencement Speech
12/21/2014 Schottenstein Center David Steigerwald

Commencement Speech

5/9/2015

Stadium Archie Griffin

Commencement Speech

8/9/2015 Schottenstein Center Bruce A. McPheron Commencement Speech
12/20/2015 Schottenstein Center Frank Shankwitz Commencement Speech
05/08/2016 Stadium Anthony S. Fauci Commencement Speech
08/07/2016 Schottenstein Center Jenni Britton Bauer Commencement Speech
12/18/2016 Schottenstein Center Timothy Gerber Commencement Speech
05/07/2017 Stadium Abigail Wexner Commencement Speech
08/06/2017 Schottenstein Center Joyce Beatty Commencement Speech
12/17/2017 Schottenstein Center Rob Portman Commencement Speech
05/06/2018 Stadium Sue Desmond-Hellmann Commencement Speech
08/05/2018 Schottenstein Center Alan C. Michaels Commencement Speech