The Oglethorpe University 2011 commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 9:00 a.m., on the academic quadrangle of the OU campus. President Larry Schall will preside over the ceremony that will honor more than 250 graduating students.
This year, Oglethorpe will present honorary degrees to three distinguished members of the civic and academic worlds:
- Award-winning poet and University of Washington Professor of English Linda Bierds will receive a Doctor of Letters honorary degree.
- The Honorable Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta, will receive a Doctor of Laws honorary degree.
- Dr. Richard Wrangham, the Ruth Moore Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University, will receive a Doctor of Sciences honorary degree.