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UC to Award More Than 2,000 Degrees at December Commencement


The graduates at UC’s upcoming December Commencement range in age from 18-65. See more such stats as well as graduate profiles connected to Commencement, where Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich will speak.

Date: 12/4/2013 11:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Dottie Stover

UC ingot   More than 2,000 University of Cincinnati students will receive their degrees this December.

The ceremony for those receiving associate and baccalaureate degrees is set for 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, in Fifth Third Arena.  UC President Santa J. Ono will lead that ceremony, and Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich will deliver the Commencement address that day.

A Doctoral Hooding and Master’s Recognition Ceremony will be held for students earning advanced degrees at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13, at Fifth Third Arena, led by Robert Zierolf, interim vice provost and dean of The Graduate School.

Parking will be free in all UC West Campus garages on both Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14.

DECEMBER DEGREES: SEE THE STATS ON UC’S DECEMBER 2013 CLASS

Students applying for their degrees this autumn number 2,167. They will earn a total of 2,186 degrees, as some students earn more than one.
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The December 2013 degree breakdown is
  • 208 associate degrees
  • 987 bachelor's degrees
  • 855 master's degrees
  • 136 doctoral and professional degrees
See more student stats related to the December 2013 class.



MEET OUR GRADS, SEE THEIR STORIES

The UC graduates earning their degrees this December range in age from 18-65, and one grad, Adrienne Larson, is earning her baccalaureate at UC Blue Ash College 32 years after having earned her associate degree there. Another, Aniruddha Deshpande, is a doctoral student who will earn UC's first certificate in animal audiology, from UC's College of Allied Health Sciences. This certificate program is the first of its kind and combines the fields of audiology and veterinary medicine to meet a growing need for audiologists who can test for and diagnose hearing problems in animals, particularly dogs.

See more student stories.

UC WILL PRESENT FOUR HONORARY DEGREES
An honorary doctorate is the highest award the university can bestow, and December’s Commencement honorary degree recipients are
  • UC alumnus Robert L. Fealy, president, chief operating officer and director of The Duchossois Group, Elmhurst, Ill., one the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer and commercial electronic products. 
  • Xavier University President Michael J. Graham, S.J., who has served in that role since 2001.
  • Cincinnati native Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, president of the American Medical Association.
  • Cincinnati native John A. Ruthven, naturalist, author, lecturer and internationally acknowledged master of wildlife art.

WATCH THE EVENTS ONLINE
The webcast of the Friday, Dec. 13, recognition ceremony for master’s and doctoral graduates will begin 30 minutes before the 10 a.m. ceremony.

The webcast for the Saturday, Dec. 14, Commencement for associate and baccalaureate degrees will begin 30 minutes before the 9 a.m. ceremony.


MORE COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION for grads and guests.