On December 19, 2013, the Chicagoans for Cincy! and President Santa Ono had the pleasure of hosting 125 Chicago alumni and UC staff at the Drake Hotel for the First Annual Alumni Awards Gala. CCM alumni and professional Chicago jazz vocalist Joanie Pallatto sang a selection of holiday songs, accompanied by amateur bell player Bob Fealy.
The Masters of Ceremony, Dave Watkins and Denny Reigle, presented the First Annual Alumni Awards.
Rising Star Award - PAUL GREEN (BUS ‘90)
For significant professional achievement in his or her field and continued service and involvement with the university and community
Alumni Distinguished Service Award - DENNY DEMOSS (ENG ‘77)
For faithfully rendering outstanding service to the university
Outstanding Achievement Award - EVA MADDOX (DAAP ‘66)
For outstanding achievements in his or her field
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and the spirited bidding for our auction packages, we raised over $20,000 to fund UC scholarships for incoming Chicago students.