The Ohio State University at Mansfield


Ohio State Mansfield Holds 2018 Graduation Celebration

May 4, 2018

Mansfield, OH – A graduation celebration was held at The Ohio State University at Mansfield campus on Thursday, May 3, 2018. In total, 88 students earned their bachelor’s and master’s degrees and 105 earned associate of arts degrees.

Ohio State Mansfield Dean/Director Norman Jones welcomed the students along with friends and family during the ceremony at Founders Auditorium. He turned to the graduates and said, “I hope you find graduation a time to step back, reflect on your own acheivements, and be reminded about the power of the human mind.” He continues, “Remember all that you have accomplished and all you will go on to accomplish.”

The featured speaker of the night was Ohio State Alumnus Christopher L. Brown. He earned a B.A. in English and completed his entire degree on the Mansfield campus. Brown later earned a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. In 2011, Brown was hired as an assistant law director for the City of Mansfield. In 2014, he was appointed deputy law director.

Brown spoke from experience as a student on the Mansfield campus. He said, “Today may feel like the end of something big, but it is really the beginning of something much larger.”

Brown reflected on the two types of graduates; those who follow the traditional path of attending college immediately after high school and those non-traditional students who gained some life experience before coming back to school to better themselves.

“You just earned a degree from a world-class institution. Not only will your education help you think critically but it also gives the ability to pursue any dream or purpose.”

Thursday night’s celebration was just the beginning, the graduates officially received their diplomas at a ceremony on the Columbus campus on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

About Ohio State Mansfield:

The Ohio State University at Mansfield offers an academic environment that’s challenging but supportive as students become part of an academic tradition that leads the way in shaping tomorrow’s world. Students discover world-class teaching minds passionate about connecting to other disciplines while discovering new ways to see the world. With access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors, Ohio State Mansfield is where learning comes to life. Research, internships, education abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.