CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University (OSU) will hold its 145th commencement beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 14, in Reser Stadium. The commencement speaker is Ann A. Kiessling, director of the independent Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation and a leader in both stem cell research and reproductive biology. She also will receive an honorary doctorate from the university.

Commencement is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary. More information about OSU's graduation is available online at: http://oregonstate.edu/events/commencement/. Area students graduating this June from OSU include:

- Jason A. Vognetz, of Danville, Master of Health Physics, radiation health physics

- David W. White, of Pottsville, Master of Business Administration, business administration

- Juan A. Casta├┐eda, of Shamokin, Master of Science, nuclear engineering.