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Nominate an Outstanding UC Alum

Annual UC Distinguished Alumni Celebration recognizes alumni exemplifying professional and civic leadership within UC’s community and beyond.

CINCINNATI, Oct. 26, 2011 – The University of Cincinnati Alumni Association is now accepting 2012 nominations for UC’s most prestigious awards banquet for accomplished and notable alumni worldwide. Awards will be presented at the 2012 UC Distinguished Alumni Celebration, formerly UC Day, at the Marriott Kingsgate at the University of Cincinnati on June 14, 2012.

“The Distinguished Alumni Celebration gives UC the opportunity to formally recognize our most outstanding alumni for their professional accomplishments and exceptional commitment to the university and in many cases, to the world,” said UC Alumni Association Executive Director, Myron Hughes. “Since 1956, the UCAA has extended awards to more than 130 alumni.”

UC alumni may be nominated for the following awards:

The William Howard Taft Medal Award
This award is given to an alumnus of the University of Cincinnati solely on the basis of notable achievement in his or her field. The Taft Medal differs from the Alumni Distinguished Service Award in that it is not restricted to service to the university. The award is in honor and memory of Dr. William Howard Taft, LLB 1925, twenty-seventh president of the United States.

The Jeffrey Hurwitz Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award
This award is given to a UC graduate, 35 years of age or younger, on the basis of significant professional achievement in his or her field of endeavor, and continued service and involvement with the university and community. This award is in honor and memory of Jeffrey Hurwitz, BBA '72, MBA '73, former president of the UC Alumni Association.

Alumni Distinguished Service Award
Dedicated alumni who, through their service, make an outstanding contribution to their university are usually over-modest, always unpaid, and unthinking of reward. Nonetheless, recognition is important, for an action that begins by aiding the advancement of a university ends in the improvements of the social structure in which we live. The UC Alumni Association issues the Alumni Distinguished Service Awards to provide that recognition for those who have faithfully rendered outstanding service to the University of Cincinnati.

The UC Alumni Association Mosaic Award
The UC Alumni Association’s Mosaic Award is presented to an alumnus who has demonstrated leadership while enhancing our shared community through cultivating collaboration, fostering inclusiveness, championing the cause of the underrepresented, and promoting greater equity and opportunity for others.

To nominate an outstanding alum, click here. Nominations will close January 31, 2012.

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About the University of Cincinnati
Ranked by the National Science Foundation among the top 20 public, urban research universities in the United States, the University of Cincinnati is the region’s largest employer, with a diverse student population of more than 39,000. UC's faculty has distinguished themselves worldwide for their creative teaching and research, including members of the National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine and winners of Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prizes. The University’s 15 Colleges set the foundation for a university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. U.S. News has described UC as one of 15 “up and coming” universities and Forbes Magazine named UC one of the world’s most beautiful campuses.

About the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association
Celebrating more than 100 years of service, the UC Alumni Association (UCAA) represents and serves UC’s more than 247,000 alumni worldwide, helping them maintain a lifetime connection to each other and their alma mater. The association’s Cincinnati-based team, combined with a Student Alumni Council and more than 35 regional alumni networks nationwide, serves as the primary connection point between the university and its current and future alumni. The UCAA staff and volunteers work to provide year-round opportunities for networking, continuing education and professional development.

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