Global EngagementUC HomeAbout UCUC AcademicsUC AdmissionsUC AthleticsUC GlobalUC HealthUC LibrariesUC ResearchNews


UC to Award Honorary Degrees to Influential Leaders

The recipients will be honored during UC’s Spring Commencement Ceremonies on April 27.

Date: 4/4/2013 7:45:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Photos By: Dottie Stover

UC ingot   The Honorary Doctoral Degree is the highest award to be bestowed by the University of Cincinnati. The honor recognizes extraordinary distinction and serves to exemplify the highest purposes and ideals of the university in its recipients.

Four people will receive honorary doctorates at the April 27 University of Cincinnati Commencement Ceremonies in Fifth Third Arena:

Robert “Bob” Castellini, chairman of the Castellini Group of Companies and CEO and principal owner of the Cincinnati Reds, will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science during the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Leon Fleisher, a legendary pianist and conductor, will be awarded (in absentia) an Honorary Doctor of Music during the 9 a.m. ceremony.

John Glenn, a space pioneer, distinguished war hero and retired U.S. Senator, will receive (in absentia) an Honorary Doctor of Engineering during the 9 a.m. ceremony.

Sandra Heimann, a Cincinnati business leader and philanthropist, is also Commencement speaker. Heimann will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during the 2 p.m. ceremony.

UC Commencement Information