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C-Ring Cycle 88: It's Down to Seven Finalists

The C-Ring is one of the oldest and most prestigious awards at the University of Cincinnati.

Date: 5/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
By: Wendy Beckman
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Other Contact: Barb Rinto
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Photos By: Dottie Stover and Andrew Higley, UC photojournalists

UC ingot   The award, first given in 1922, recognizes an outstanding graduating senior woman. Eligible women must have a 3.4 GPA, be community or university leaders and demonstrate advocacy for women or girls.

The C-Ring recipient is announced at an annual spring dinner where all finalists are recognized. This year’s dinner will be held Saturday, May 16. The 2008 C-Ring recipient, Amy Schlegel, will award the C-Ring to this year’s recipient.

This year 34 graduating senior women were nominated for the 2009 C-Ring by faculty, staff or alumni. Seven finalists were selected by the C-Ring committee:

Amy was one of the first to get to know little Lucy in 2008. Lucy's not so little now.
2008 C-Ring winner Amy Schlegel was one of the first to meet our new mascot, Lucy.

Kimberly K. Bauer, College of Arts & Sciences, Chemistry & Spanish
Nominator: Debbie Brawn, director of Programs and Administration, University Honors Program

Kersha Deibel-Trotter, School of Social Work, Social Work
Nominator: Rebecca Lehman, program coordinator, Student Activities & Leadership Development

Julia Jones, College of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Nominator: Jeffery D. Johnson, associate professor, Biomedical Engineering

Kendall Karg, College-Conservatory of Music, Dramatic Performance
Nominator: Rocco Dal Vera, professor, Drama

Sonya Mueller, College-Conservatory of Music, Electronic Media
Nominator: Marjorie Fox, associate professor, College-Conservatory of Music

Ayla Rapoport, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies: Spirituality & Healing
Nominator: Terri Premo, assistant dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Lauren Rosenberger, School of Social Work, Social Work
Nominator: Janice L. Ricks, field assistant professor, Social Work

Rachel received the C-Ring and her bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering 2007.
Rachel Robitz is now a student in UC's College of Medicine.

Read about other recent C-Ring recipients:

2008, Amy Schlegel

2007, Rachel Robitz

2006, Sarah Knight

2005, Samantha Cronier

Read the full list of prior winners.