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Cycle 91: Five Finalists Vying for This Year’s Coveted C-Ring

The UC Women’s Center continues its 35th anniversary celebration with the presentation of the C-Ring, among the oldest and most prestigious awards at the University of Cincinnati.

Date: 4/2/2013 10:00:00 AM
By: Greg Hand
Phone: (513) 556-1822

UC ingot   The University of Cincinnati Women's Center has identified five finalists,  representing four University of Cincinnati colleges, for the annual C-Ring Award.

The C-Ring award, first given in 1922, recognizes an outstanding graduating senior woman.  Eligible women must have a 3.4 GPA, be community or university leaders and demonstrate advocacy for women or girls. The 2013 C-Ring Award recipient will be announced at the annual banquet on April 13, where all finalists will be recognized.  Deborah Merchant, interim Vice President of Student Affairs and Services, will give the welcome at the event. 

The 2013 finalists hail from UC's colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Arts & Sciences, Business and Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. Finalists selected by the C-Ring committee for 2013 include:

  • Maya Antoine
    McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, Biology/Pre-Medicine            
    Nominator: Brandi Elliot, Associate Director for Office of Ethnic Programs and Services  
  • Nikole Dorsett
    McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, Communications/Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    Nominator: T.N. Vaught, Program Coordinator for UC LGBTQ Center      
  • Megan McDonald
    Allied Health Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders         
    Nominator: Nancy A. Creaghead, Department Head for Communication Sciences and Disorders               
  • Jamie Nickell
    College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, Middle Childhood Education           
    Nominator: Lisa Vaughn, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Educational Studies         
  • Janelle Wichmann
    Lindner College of Business,  Economics and Marketing      
    Nominator: Rob E. Richardson, Jr.,  Trustee, University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees

"The Women’s Center asks the campus community to join us in congratulating each of the finalists on their accomplishments," said Barb Rinto, director. "We look forward to celebrating their continued success in the field of advocacy for women and girls."

More information on the C-Ring Award is available on the Women's Center website: