rows of medals with academic caps on them

The Ohio State University at Lima will celebrate students, faculty and staff at the 2024 Academic Celebration at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2024, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts. Awards will recognize the academic achievements of students; scholarship, teaching and mentoring for faculty; and service for staff. A new Inclusive Excellence Award will celebrate a member of the Ohio State Lima community who is shaping the university with cutting-edge curriculum, mentorship, new programs or policy impact that make diversity and inclusiveness a part of its best practices by changing daily operations, program components or cultural awareness.

The featured speakers will be alumni David and Jessica Braun, class of 2017. 

Students earning an Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees will also be recognized. At this writing, 54 Ohio State Lima students are eligible to be recognized for their Associate of Arts degrees, 22 for a Bachelor of Arts and 68 for a Bachelor of Science. The degree-earning students have completed the majority of their coursework at Ohio State Lima. While students earning a Bachelor of Sciences or Bachelor of Arts will be recognized at the academic celebration, they will receive their degrees at the Spring Commencement ceremony, May 5, in Ohio Stadium.