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The Stories Behind the Grins of UC’s 2009 Grads

A survivor of domestic abuse pursues her education to help other domestic violence victims. A survivor left blind and nearly killed in an attack pursues a field to explore why people commit crime. A city’s lives depend on a student’s design. Discover this and more about the Class of 2009.

Date: 6/8/2009 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Photos By: Andrew Higley

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UC’s All-University Commencement takes place at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, in Fifth Third Arena at Shoemaker Center. The Doctoral Hooding and Master’s Recognition Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 12, in Fifth Third Arena at Shoemaker Center.


Ryan Rosensweig of Clifton, a Walnut Hills High School graduate, Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS scholar and University Honors student who’s earning his bachelor’s degree in marketing, sustainable urban engineering and design intelligence from the UC College of Business, will deliver the university oration for the Saturday morning Commencement ceremony. Rosensweig is also one of three graduates to receive UC’s Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence. The other two graduates are Sonya Mueller of Mason, Ohio, and Ashley Verhoff of Kalida, Ohio.

The university oration for the afternoon ceremony will be delivered by Johnathan F. Moor of Canton, Ohio, a Canton Central Catholic High School graduate and University Honors student who is earning his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (concentrated in environmental engineering) from the UC College of Engineering. Moor will begin graduate studies in Environmental Economics and Policy at Duke University in the fall.

Here’s a sampling of the graduates that make UC Proudly Cincinnati

Moving Forward – The Philosophy of a Grad Who Has Overcome Amazing Obstacles

UC Student Throws Lifeline to Alaskan Town

Canoe Competition Keeps Grads on the Move

Education Transforms Graduate from Domestic Abuse Victim to Advocate

College of Medicine Graduate Leaves Legacy

UC’s Hooding Ceremony Is All in the Family for this Graduate

Passion for Poetry: Student Finds Voice Through Spoken Word

Distance Learners Graduate as Teachers Prepared to Serve Hispanic Children

UC’s C-Ring Award Honors UC’s Outstanding Women

UC’s Mr. Bearcat Embodies the Bearcat Spirit

Spirit of Community Award Winner Focused Her Education on Spirituality and Healing

UC Graduates First Group of UC|21 Scholarship Recipients

UC Celebrates 190th Commencement