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Former Rhodes Recipients & Candidates

Kyle Quinn, Boren Scholar

Kyle Quinn, an accounting student in the Lindner College of Business and a member of the Lindner Honors Plus Program,was UC's endorsed candidate for the 2012 Rhodes Scholarship. Kyle spent the 2012-2013 academic year studying in Brazil as a recipient of the Boren Scholarship. Kyle studied at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo, Brazil and perfecting his Portuguese. Kyle has an interest in social stustainability projects and wrote about the potential threat of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to U.S. national financial security in his Boren Application. Kyle hopes to become a U.S. Diplomat after graduation. Click here for Kyle's blog!

Paul Kruchowski

Paul Kruchowski was a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship in 2011. Paul graduated from UC in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in individualized interdisciplinary studies with a focus on cross-cultural communication, as well as a certificate in international human rights. Paul is also a Distinguished University Honors Scholar and a recipient of the 2010 Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence and the McKibbin Prize. During his undergraduate career, Paul completed numerous internships at the State Department, where he began full-time work as an Education and Youth Officer in the Department's Bureau of International Organization Affairs following graduation. He has focused on human rights issues as well as education and youth issues, particularly creating educational opportunities for girls and women. Paul says that UC's philosophy of integrating real-world experience with theoretical knowledge has contributed to his success. Paul has made UC history, as he is the first UC alum to be named a dual finalist for both the Rhodes & Marshall Scholarships.

1938: Gilmore Stott was a Graduate Student in UC's Philosophy Department. Stott earned both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from UC before he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford. Read more about Stott's achievements here and here.

1935: Herbert Brown received his Bachelor's degree at UC and was studying at Harvard when he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. Brown was originally from Cincinnati and graduated from Walnut Hills High School.

1925: Joseph Wilfred Sagmaster's chief interest was in the "philosophical side of literature." He specialized in English and Philosophy and "read for honors" in the department of Philosophy. During his time at UC, he was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa and authored a play. He also conducted "The Novel Rack" (column) in the "News" and "Bearcat" during his senior year.

1917: Elmer Hoover Van Fleet was a captain of the University Cross-Country Team, secretary of the Vigilance Committee, and a member of many student organizations, including the "News" staff. He died in service during WWI.