The Fisher College of Business community recently gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2017 at its annual commencement ceremonies.

The festivities began Friday with the Master of Accounting (MAcc) Pre-Commencement ceremony at The Ohio Union. The event recognized Fisher’s 80 MAcc graduates and featured an address by Amy Chronis (BSBA ’83). Chronis is a partner at Deloitte in Houston and has served as a managing partner at the company’s office in Austin.

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Amy Chronis (BSBA '83)

As a proud alumna of the Accounting Honors program and a former Pace Setter, Chronis has spent time with Fisher students as part of the Cullman Luncheon Speaker Series and served as a guest lecturer in numerous classes.

She was named the 2011 Alumnus of the Year by the Omicron Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, and she currently serves on The Ohio State University’s Audit and Compliance Committee.

Groups of MAcc students at Pre-Commencement ceremony

Fisher’s Master of Human Resource Management, Specialized Master in Finance, Working Professionals MBA and Full-Time MBA programs recognized the Class of 2017 at the college’s Pre-Commencement ceremony on Saturday at Mershon Auditorium.

In addition to conferring degrees on 277 graduates, awards were presented to outstanding students and faculty. Tanny Crane (BSBA ’78), delivered the Pre-Commencement address. Crane is a third-generation president and CEO of the Crane Group, a company founded in Columbus in 1947 as a plastics manufacturer that has since grown to include a large portfolio of other industries.

Tanny Crane headshot
Tanny Crane (BSBA '78)

Crane is a member of Fisher’s Dean’s Advisory Council and is a fixture in the college’s classrooms. She and Jane Grote Abell, the chairwoman of Donato’s, worked with students in Leslie Fine’s Marketing and Logistics class this past year on projects to improve the social services available at the Reeb Avenue Community Center on the South Side.

students on stairs of Merson Auditorium dressed in gowns toss their caps in the air

Beyond Fisher, Crane’s service extends to the boards of nearly a dozen organizations in central Ohio, including Huntington Bancshares, OhioHealth, the Ohio Business Roundtable, The Ohio State University Foundation and the Columbus Partnership, where she is the organization’s longest-serving female member.

Undergraduate students marked Commencement with Fisher’s annual Pre-Commencement Celebration on Sunday, just prior to the university’s ceremony in Ohio Stadium. The Pre-Commencement Celebration highlighted the achievements of the undergraduate Class of 2017 and also featured the presentation of the Max M. Fisher Faculty Eminence Award, as selected by students. Matt Sheridan, senior lecturer in finance, was named the Faculty Eminence Award recipient.

Group of Fisher graduates in cap in gowns on Fisher's quad

Abigail Wexner, philanthropist and university trustee, served as the featured speaker at Ohio State’s 415th commencement ceremony on Sunday. The ceremony was the larges in Ohio State history, as 11,734 degrees and certificates were awarded.