The 2012 master’s and undergraduate commencement ceremonies took place over two sunny days in May on Otterbein’s campus.
Dr. Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, an internationally recognized nursing expert in evidence-based practice, intervention research and child and adolescent mental health, spoke at the master’s commencement on May 19 in Cowan Hall. Approximately 115 students received their master’s degrees in business administration, education and nursing.
Dr. Peter Lee, corporate vice president of Microsoft Research Redmond, addressed the class of 2012 at the undergraduate commencement on Sunday, May 20, in the Rike Center. This year, 516 students received their bachelor’s degrees, with 197 students receiving honors.
Another highlight of the undergraduate commencement was the speech by student speaker Karen Castro Ruiz ’12. To read her speech and the speeches of the other student speaker candidates, visit www.otterbein.edu/student-speaker.
To view the undergraduate commencement ceremony or highlights from both ceremonies, visit www.youtube.com/user/otterbeinuniversity.