Sunday, May 4

Sunday, May 4, 2014
1:00 p.m. (seating begins at 11:45 a.m.)

Commencement will be held on Sunday May 4, 2014 for:

Undergraduate Students in:

  • Weekend College
  • Rochester Program
  • Nursing Program

Graduate Students in the following programs:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Arts in Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Nursing
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Social Work
  • Physician Assistant Studies

For both ceremonies, seating begins at 11:45 a.m.

**Guests without tickets will be able to watch a live-stream of the ceremony in the Foss Chapel and Sateren Auditorium**

David Orr

Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics, and special assistant to the president of Oberlin College

Commencement Speaker & Honorary Degree Recipient

David Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics, and special assistant to the president of Oberlin College. He is also the executive director of the Oberlin Project: an all-encompassing joint venture by the town and College to create a thriving, sustainable and environmentally friendly community in Oberlin.

Orr has been involved in environmental issues for more than 25 years. He is the recipient of six honorary degrees and other awards, including The Millennium Leadership Award from Global Green, the Bioneers Award, the National Wildlife Federation Leadership Award, and a Lyndhurst Prize acknowledging “persons of exceptional moral character, vision, and energy.” He has been a scholar in residence at Ball State University, the University of Washington, and other universities, and has served as a trustee for many organizations, including the Rocky Mountain Institute, the Aldo Leopold Foundation, and the Bioneers.