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UC Commencement: 191 Years of Academic Excellence

Discover the triumphs and the transformations surrounding the spring graduates.

Date: 6/7/2010 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Photos By: Katie Hageman

UC ingot   UC’s All-University Commencement takes place at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, in Fifth Third Arena at Shoemaker Center. The Doctoral Hooding and Master’s Recognition Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 11, in Fifth Third Arena.

Jordan Lee Brewer of San Antonio, Texas, who is earning a bachelor of business administration from the Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS Program in the UC College of Business, will deliver the university oration for the morning Commencement ceremony.

The university oration for the afternoon Commencement ceremony will be delivered by Carver Douglas Ealy Jr. of Louisville, Ky., who is graduating with his bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communication from the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S).

Four UC graduates will be recognized for their achievement of the UC Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence in recognition of their exemplary academics, leadership, character and service. They are Anndréa Moore, of Pickerington, Ohio; Paul Kruchoski, of Albuquerque, N.M.; Alexzandra Spatholt, of Columbiana, Ohio; and Li Tan, who was born in Chengdu, China, and is a graduate of Cincinnati’s Sycamore High School.

Here’s a sample of other graduates that make UC Proudly Cincinnati

The Ivies Wanted Him Four Years Ago, They Want Him Even More Now
Mostafa Ibrahim was featured in Time magazine's August 2006 cover article "Who Needs Harvard?" Next, he’s off to Yale to pursue his MD.

UC Hooding Ceremony: Graduate Dedicated to Improving the Lives of the Deaf Population
A Deaf individual since birth, Jennifer Ficker-Halupnik has worked since childhood at dispelling misconceptions about the Deaf community and improving their opportunities.

UC Hooding Ceremony: From High School Dropout to PhD
After initially dropping out of high school, Assistant Nursing Professor Deborah Dole is among the graduates at UC's Doctoral Hooding and Master's Recognition Ceremony on June 11. Find out about her transformation that led to this celebration.

Veteran Becomes an Officer and a Graduate
Seth Fillmore’s pathway to Commencement has taken many turns, including a marriage in Hawaii, a tour of duty in Iraq and becoming a new father.

UC Family Adds to Ranks as Mom, Son Graduate Together on June 12
Corina Bizzarri, a financial administrator in UC’s Communication Department, will receive her degree on June 12, the same day that her son Alfred is awarded his degree. One older sibling from the family is already a UC graduate, with one more currently a sophomore at UC.

Three Brothers, Two Majors, One University
Three brothers (including a pair of twins) at UC are making great strides in the College of Engineering and Applied Science as they march together at Commencement.

UC Grad, at 56, Looks Ahead to Lifelong Dream of Becoming a Teacher
When she first started college at age 18, Denise MacFarland says she had the desire to be a good high school teacher. Now, she feels she has the life experience to finally achieve her dream.

Serving Others with Passion and Compassion
Anna Geimeier is a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major who is already dedicating herself to helping others.

C-Ring Women’s Leadership Award: Neha Maheshwari
Since 1922, the C-Ring has been awarded to the outstanding graduating senior woman as exemplified by her academic excellence, community service, leadership and advocacy on behalf of women and girls.

Mr. Bearcat Award: Brad Stephens
The award honors a graduating senior man who has achieved academic success, has demonstrated leadership in diverse settings and has contributed to the university’s “Bearcat Spirit.”

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