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Published: 5/3/2014


UT Spring Commencement

Spring commencement exercises at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio on Saturday, May 3, 2014. In the first of two ceremonies, Deborah L. Wince-Smith, president and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, delivered the commencement address. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW.

President Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, during the event. Enlarge | Buy This Photo President Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, during the event.
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Joslin Smith, 15, a student at Whitmer High School, congratulates her sister, Cortney Carney, right, also of Toledo, as she receives her Bachelor of Social Work. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Joslin Smith, 15, a student at Whitmer High School, congratulates her sister, Cortney Carney, right, also of Toledo, as she ...
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Matthew McGue, of Norwalk, receives his B.S. in Recreational Therapy. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Matthew McGue, of Norwalk, receives his B.S. in Recreational Therapy.
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Randi Snyder, of Toledo, shows off her Masters of Arts in School Counseling. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Randi Snyder, of Toledo, shows off her Masters of Arts in School Counseling.
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Graduates of the University of Toledo sport individualized mortar boards for commencement. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Graduates of the University of Toledo sport individualized mortar boards for commencement.
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Caitlin Gibbons, left, is hooded by Ellen Grachek, an attorney in the City of Toledo's Law Department. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Caitlin Gibbons, left, is hooded by Ellen Grachek, an attorney in the City of Toledo's Law Department.
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Marty Sexton, left, is hooded to signify her doctorate by her dad, James Woods. Sexton earned her doctorate in Higher Education. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Marty Sexton, left, is hooded to signify her doctorate by her dad, James Woods. Sexton earned her doctorate in Higher ...
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Doctoral candidates rise during exercises. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Doctoral candidates rise during exercises.
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Joseph Zerbey IV, left, chair of the board of trustees, left, hooding Deborah L. Wince-Smith, president and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness. At right is Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, president of UT. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Joseph Zerbey IV, left, chair of the board of trustees, left, hooding Deborah L. Wince-Smith, president and CEO of ...
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Bachelors in Education recipients Chelsea Lasater, left, helps Charles Wasco, with his tassel. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bachelors in Education recipients Chelsea Lasater, left, helps Charles Wasco, with his tassel.
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Deborah L. Wince-Smith,  president and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, left, Mr. Zerbey, chair of the Board of Trustees, with hood, and Dr. Jacobs, as they prepare to hood Wince-Smith. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Deborah L. Wince-Smith, president and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, left, Mr. Zerbey, chair of the Board of ...
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Deborah L. Wince-Smith,  president and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, delivering the commencement address. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Deborah L. Wince-Smith, president and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, delivering the commencement address.
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Dr. Jacobs, speaking to the assembled. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dr. Jacobs, speaking to the assembled.
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William N. Free, PhD, Grand Marshal, holding the UT mace on the stage as the graduating students process into the arena. Enlarge | Buy This Photo William N. Free, PhD, Grand Marshal, holding the UT mace on the stage as the graduating students process into the arena.
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Deborah L. Wince-Smith. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Deborah L. Wince-Smith.
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Karen, rear, and Tom Koontz, of Atlanta, Georgia, as they see their daughter Amelia Capps, process into the arena. Capps had earned her B.S in Respiratory Therapy. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Karen, rear, and Tom Koontz, of Atlanta, Georgia, as they see their daughter Amelia Capps, process into the arena. Capps ...
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Members of the University of Toledo Army ROTC Pershing Rifle Color Guard presenting the colors. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of the University of Toledo Army ROTC Pershing Rifle Color Guard presenting the colors.
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The procession begins, lead by Mr. Free, the Grand Marshal, carrying the UT mace. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The procession begins, lead by Mr. Free, the Grand Marshal, carrying the UT mace.
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Jason Strumbo, PhD., conducting the University of Toledo Wind Ensemble during the exercises. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jason Strumbo, PhD., conducting the University of Toledo Wind Ensemble during the exercises.
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Bachelors in Education recipients Chelsea Lasater, left, Charles Wasco, and Kyle Kalessa, move their tassels as they are graduated.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bachelors in Education recipients Chelsea Lasater, left, Charles Wasco, and Kyle Kalessa, move their tassels as they are graduated. ...
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Mr. Strumbo conducting the University of Toledo Wind Ensemble during the exercises. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mr. Strumbo conducting the University of Toledo Wind Ensemble during the exercises.
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Paramedics arrive to help William Free, the Grand Marshall of the event, after he passed out on stage. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Paramedics arrive to help William Free, the Grand Marshall of the event, after he passed out on stage.
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Kallie Breyfogle, 21, left, is a year behind her mother, Shari Breyfogle, who is graduating today with her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Sciences. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kallie Breyfogle, 21, left, is a year behind her mother, Shari Breyfogle, who is graduating today with her B.S....
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Richard Montgomery, II, who has earned his doctorate of philosophy in Educational Administration, at the conclusion of the ceremony. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Richard Montgomery, II, who has earned his doctorate of philosophy in Educational Administration, at the conclusion of the ceremony. ...
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Christopher Dykyj, of Toledo, receives his B.S. in athletic training. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Christopher Dykyj, of Toledo, receives his B.S. in athletic training.
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Nicole Feichtner, of Toledo, after receiving her Masters in Recreation Administration. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Nicole Feichtner, of Toledo, after receiving her Masters in Recreation Administration.
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Toledo Fire and Rescue personnel respond to Mr. Free, Grand Marshall of the event, after he collapsed on the stage. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Fire and Rescue personnel respond to Mr. Free, Grand Marshall of the event, after he collapsed on the stage.
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