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UC to Award Three Honorary Doctorates and an Award for Excellence


The recipients will be honored during UC’s Spring Commencement ceremonies on June 11.

Date: 5/16/2011 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Photos By: Ashley Kempher

UC ingot   The Honorary Doctoral Degree is the highest award to be bestowed by the University of Cincinnati. The honor recognizes individuals for their ideals and outstanding achievements. The University of Cincinnati Award for Excellence recognizes those who have increased the stature of the institution.
Commencement

Three people will receive honorary doctorates at the June 11 University of Cincinnati Commencement Ceremonies in Fifth Third Arena at Shoemaker Center, and industry executive, engineer and UC faculty member John Procario will be honored with the Award for Excellence.

UC’s three honorary doctorates will be awarded to:

John F. Barrett, chairman, president and CEO of Western & Southern Financial Group (a Fortune 500 company). Barrett will also be Commencement speaker. He will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during the 9 a.m. ceremony.

Eugene P. Ruehlmann, former Cincinnati mayor and former chair of the Hamilton County Republican Party Central Committee, will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law during the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Jeff Wyler, president and CEO of Jeff Wyler Automotive Family, Inc., will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science during the 9 a.m. ceremony.

Award for Excellence

John C. Procario, president, CEO and chairman of American Transmission Company (ATC), will be honored with the University of Cincinnati Award for Excellence during the 2 p.m. ceremony.

UC Commencement website