One Hundred Forty-Eighth Annual Commencement • 10:30 a.m. • Reser Stadium
Saturday, June 17, 2017

9:00 a.m. Reser Stadium gates open

9:00 a.m. Procession lineup:

Undergraduate candidates report to the Memorial Union Quad

Graduate candidates report to the Clock Tower, Valley Library Quad

10:00 a.m. Procession begins

10:30 a.m. Procession enters Reser Stadium


Music Prelude

English Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughn Williams, conducted by Shannon Webb

A Festival Prelude by Alfred Reed, conducted by Hannah Sneller

Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst; conducted by Tim Chase

Chant and Jubilo by Francis McBeth, conducted by Sarah Massey

America the Beautiful by Samuel Ward

OSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Dr. Christopher C. Chapman, conductor



Doctoral and Master’s Degree Candidates:

Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland

Baccalaureate Candidates:

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 by Edward Elgar

OSU School Songs Medley arranged by Christopher Chapman

Centennial Celebration by John Carnahan

Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa


148th Commencement Ceremony Begins

The audience remains seated throughout the Procession, but rises when the Colors approach the front of the stage and remains standing through the posting of Colors by members of the Oregon State University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and the singing of the National Anthem.


The National Anthem

Performed by Larissa P. Z. Hommes accompanied by the OSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble


Opening Remarks

Edward J. Ray, Ph.D., President, Oregon State University


Greetings from the Board of Trustees of Oregon State University

Patricia V. Reser (Class of 1960, Elementary Education), Chair, Board of Trustees
Chairman of the Board, Reser’s Fine Foods Inc.


Presentation of Honorary Doctorate 

Edward Feser, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President 


Conferring of Honorary Doctorate 

President Ray 

Hüsnü M. Özyeğin (Class of 1967, Civil Engineering), Chairman, Fiba Holding A.Ş., Fibabanka A.Ş., Credit Europe Bank (Suisse) S.A. 


Commencement Address

Hüsnü M. Özyeğin


Alma Mater

Performed by Larissa P. Z. Hommes, accompanied by the OSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble

The audience is invited to rise and join in the singing of the Alma Mater, composed by Homer Maris, M.S., Class of 1918 (See back cover).


Greetings from ASOSU

Rachel Grisham, President, Associated Students of Oregon State University


Welcome to the Class of 2017

Wade Westhoff (Class of 1993, Health and Human Sciences), Financial Advisor, Raymond James


Profile of Graduates

Susie Brubaker-Cole, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Student Affairs


Commissioning of Officers of the United States Armed Forces

Captain Donald A. Nisbett Jr., United States Navy, Professor of Naval Science


Faculty Senate Approval of Candidates

Robert T. Mason, Ph.D., President, OSU Faculty Senate

Professor and Associate Head, Department of Integrative Biology


Presentation and Conferring of Degrees

Presentation of Doctoral Degrees

Jennifer Brown, Ph.D., Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate School

Conferring of Doctoral Degrees

President Ray

Presentation of Master’s Degrees

Dean Brown

Conferring of Master’s Degrees

President Ray

Presentation of Baccalaureate Degrees

The dean of each college presents baccalaureate degrees

Conferring of Baccalaureate Degrees

President Ray


Closing Remarks

President Ray


Diploma Distribution

Doctoral Diplomas 

Master’s Diplomas 

Baccalaureate Diplomas 



President Ray invites graduates and members of their families and guests to a reception at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom immediately following the Commencement ceremony.