AlisonBy Alison Blazer

Greetings Liberal Arts grads!

I can’t believe we are already at the beginning of my last Week 10 as an OSU, CLA major.  Talk of commencement, family visits, and friendly farewells are being heard all across campus! To celebrate this unique transitional time, The College of Liberal Arts hosts a Commencement Reception for graduating seniors, as well as their friends and family each year. This year’s CLA Commencement Reception will be held on Friday, June 13th from 3:00—5:00 PM on the front lawn of Gilkey Hall.

CLA Dean Larry Rodgers, along with all of the members of the CLA Advising Staff, encourage graduating seniors to attend this reception in celebration of their achievements over the years. Personally, I’ve attended this event previously as a CLA Ambassador and have been consistently amazed by the turnout. Along with delicious food, some musical entertainment, and a few words from Dean Larry Rodgers, this event allows students to properly thank influential faculty mentors and professors within the College. Have CLA faculty members played a pivotal role in your journey towards commencement? Do you feel as though you wouldn’t be receiving your degree, or be leaving OSU with the same perspective and tools for the real world without any one faculty member? This is your chance to not only show your professors, advisors, instructors, etc. your appreciation, but also introduce them to your parents!

After several years of attending this event and seeing countless CLA graduates smile as they prepare to walk across that stage in Reser Stadium, I now get to attend the CLA Commencement Reception as a soon-to-be graduate myself, and thank all of those that have helped me along the way! So come join me– grab your friends and family, come savor some incredible catering, and mingle with your fellow CLAers at this year’s CLA Commencement Reception!