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By Troy King ‘16With less than a month of classes left in the 2016 spring semester, Capital University soon-to-be grads, parents and guests should be prepping for the upcoming Commencement ceremonies to be held on Capital’s Bexley campus in May. The main campus graduation ceremony will take place at 2 pm Saturday, May 7, in The Capital Center Field House. Families and guests are encouraged to arrive early, as there is no reserved seating, and to please enter through the west doors closest to Main Street. Tickets are required for admission. Family members who are unable to attend can view the ceremony live online at www.capital.edu/live. Webcast coverage will begin at 1:55 pm. Beginning a week after Commencement, a video of the ceremony will be available there to view on demand. For ticket information and other details, visit www.capital.edu/commencement
The Commencement ceremony for Capital University’s Law School graduates will be held at 2 pm Sunday, May 22, in Mees Hall on Capital’s main campus. More information on Capital Law’s Commencement can be found at http://law.capital.edu/CommencementLogistics/
Jane Grote AbellFounding member of Donatos Pizza and chairwoman of the board
Janet E. JacksonPresident and CEO of United Way of Central Ohio
Prior to coming to United Way, Jackson served six years as Columbus City Attorney and nearly 10 years as a judge on the Franklin County Municipal Court.
Her honors and awards include: Allies of Equality Award from Equality Ohio, Woman of Achievement Award from the YWCA of Columbus, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award from the Columbus Education Association, 2013 Professional Woman of the Year by the Women of Color Foundation and Woman of the Year by the Niagara Foundation. She was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame in 2001. She also received the 2015 Mortar Board Alumni Achievement Award.Jackson currently serves on the Family Services Planning Committee, an advisory board for the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services. She is a board member of The Center for Family Safety and Healing, and served on the Greater Columbus Infant Mortality Task Force. She was a member of the Columbus Education Commission and worked on education issues facing the near east side of Columbus as co-chair of the PACT education sub-committee. She was also vice chair of the Central Ohio Workforce Investment Board, served on the Installed Building Products Board, and remains active in committees that help to guide the United Way movement on the national and international level. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum and IWF Ohio.