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Autumn commencement

December 21, 2015

About 3,000 Buckeyes joined the ranks of alumni on Sunday. The commencement address was given by Frank Shankwitz, co-founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Joseph Sullivant Medal was awarded to Thomas D. Brock ('49, '50 and '52), who is credited with the discovery of microorganisms that grow at very high temperatures in the geothermally heated waters in Yellowstone Park hot springs - one of the fundamental milestones of microbiology.

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