Gov. John Kasich to speak at UC commencement ceremony

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - On Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, the University of Cincinnati will hold its December Commencement for undergraduate students.

In the ceremonies for students (both undergraduate and graduate students) this December, more than 2,000 students will receive their degrees.

UC President Santa Ono will lead the December 14 ceremony and Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich will deliver the Commencement address. It is estimated that Gov. Kasich will speak at about 9:40 a.m.

The commencement for undergraduates will be at UC's Fifth Third Arena from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

UC will present four honorary degrees. An honorary doctorate is the highest award the university can bestow, and among December's honorary degree recipients are:

  •  UC alumnus Robert L. Fealy, president, chief operating officer and director of The Duchossois Group, Elmhurst, Ill.
  • Xavier University President Michael J. Graham, S.J., who has served in that role since 2001.
  • Cincinnati native Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, president of the American Medical Association.
  • Cincinnati native John A. Ruthven, naturalist, author, lecturer and internationally acknowledged master of wildlife art.
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