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Students, alumnus celebrated at commencement activities

Published: 2014-05-05

John B. "Jay" Gerlach, Jr.Distinguished Service Award

John B. “Jay” Gerlach, Jr.
BS Marketing, 1976

Jay Gerlach is known throughout Columbus for his inspirational philanthropy and volunteerism. His outstanding leadership and generosity have helped shape the future of The Ohio State University and Fisher College of Business. For his incredible engagement and dedication, he was honored with the Distinguished Service Award at the Ohio State Commencement ceremony. Complete bio

More than 10,000 students, their families and friends gathered in Ohio Stadium for The Ohio State University Spring Commencement. At Fisher College of Business, undergraduate and graduate students earned degrees in disciplines and specializations that will shape their professional careers.

The Class of 2014 has left an indelible impact at Fisher in the areas of:

The college and university marked the 2014 commencement with numerous events and celebrations. Steve Milligan (BSBA ’85), president and CEO of Western Digital Corporation, served as the keynote speaker to Master of Accounting graduates at the Ohio Union.

Beth Mooney, chairman and CEO of KeyCorp, highlighted Fisher’s pre- commencement ceremony. Mooney delivered the keynote address to graduates of the Full-Time MBA, MBA for Working Professionals, Master of Human Resource Management, Master in Business Logistics Engineering and Specialized Master in Business-Finance programs.

Fisher student Shane Ingalls helped kick off the university’s activities by delivering the student address at the Commencement Eve candlelight ceremony.

“We’ve all had so many different experiences because Ohio State is such a large university,” Ingalls said. “But at the same time, we’re all connected by those things we experienced simply because we went to Ohio State. I hope my speech highlights those connections and motivates people to realize that there’s still a lot of great things that we can accomplish -- things this university has equipped us to do.”

Congratulations to all Fisher College of Business graduates!

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