OU to hold Fall Commencement ceremony Saturday

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ATHENS — Approximately 800 students are expected to participate in the Fall Commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 10 at Ohio University’s Convocation Center. The combined undergraduate and graduate ceremony will take place at 2 p.m.

Dr. Jenny Chabot, associate professor of child and family studies in the College of Health Sciences and Professions, will serve as the University’s Fall Commencement speaker.

Dr. Chabot is a Certified Child Life Specialist, having completed her clinical training in the child life, creative arts and education department at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She began her career as a professor at Ohio University in 1998. Dr. Chabot is currently the coordinator of child and family studies and the CFS graduate program, and oversees the child life specialist academic program in the department of social and public health.

Dr. Chabot is a three-time recipient of the University Professor Award, most recently in 2014; received the Presidential Teaching Award for 2006-2009 and again in 2014-2017; and is the Ohio University Student Senate Bobcat Medal Award winner for 2014.

Degrees will be conferred in the following order during Fall Commencement 2016:

  • Candidates for Doctoral Degrees
  • Candidates for Master’s Degrees
  • Candidates for Bachelor’s and Associate Degrees

There will be a recessional for this event. Once the name of a graduate has been called at the stage, they will return to their seat. After all degrees have been conferred, the 2016 Fall Commencement will stand adjourned.

Doors will open at approximately 12:30 p.m. Tickets are not required, and the ceremony is expected to last approximately 2.5 hours.

Parking for Fall Commencement is available in any regular non-metered, non-restricted space within a dark green or purple lot on campus. A map detailing these parking lots is available at: https://www.ohio.edu/athens/parking/.

Disability parking and a drop off location for those with mobility concerns is located in Lot 128 at the Convocation Center and accessible from South Shafer Street. A state issued disability placard or license plate is required for long term parking.

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