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Fifteen Graduating Senior Women Contend for UC's 85th Annual C-Ring Award

Fifteen graduating senior women are being considered for the 85th annual C-Ring award at the University of Cincinnati out of an eligible pool of more than 750 women.

Date: 5/4/2007 12:00:00 AM
By: Wendy Beckman
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Other Contact: Barb Rinto
Other Contact Phone: (513) 556-3279
Photos By: Andrew Higley, photojournalist

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UC Women's Center Director Barbara Rinto.
UC Women's Center Director Barbara Rinto

As with the previous 84 winners, the finalists represent some of the best undergraduate students that the University of Cincinnati has to offer:
  • Marie Beck
  • Rebecca Cook
  • Jennifer Frankenberg
  • Nancy Gannon
  • Jessica King
  • Julie Kruesel
  • Regina Kruetzkamp
  • Christine Louie
  • Emily Martini
  • Christina Mayhaus
  • Andrea Montgomery
  • Mariella Perrotta
  • Rachel Richardson
  • Rachel Robitz
  • Katherine Stanton

Aerospace Engineering Chair Awatef Hamed and President Nancy Zimpher.
Aerospace Engineering Chair Awatef Hamed and UC President Nancy Zimpher talk to a 2005 finalist.

The C-Ring has been given since 1922 to the outstanding graduating senior women at the University of Cincinnati. Selected by a diverse committee of UC faculty, staff and alumni, this year’s recipient will be announced at the annual dinner on Saturday, May 19. UC President Nancy Zimpher will welcome the women, their guests and 2006 C-Ring recipient, Sarah Knight. Knight, a DAAP graduate, will present the 2007 award.

First given by the Athletics Department to the “best all around gal,” the C-Ring evolved over the last 85 years to become an all-university award based on several rigorous criteria. Eligible women must have a minimum 3.4 grade point average and demonstrate a commitment to the betterment of our campus, our community and, in particular, to the advancement of women. The selection committee, in addition to reviewing the application, letters of support and an essay by each applicant, conducts a personal interview before making its final selection.

For more information about the C-Ring, as well as a complete list of past recipients, please go to the UC Women's Center Web site .