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UC's College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services to Recognize Four Individuals as Distinguished College Alumni


The College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) will host its Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 20, in the Annie Laws Drawing Room at Teachers College.

Date: 10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
By: Pamela DeCoste
Phone: (513) 556-2021

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The College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) will host its Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 20, in the Annie Laws Drawing Room at Teachers College. Awarded annually, the Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest acknowledgement alumni can achieve. The four CECH graduates listed below will be honored this year. Visit the distinguished alumni webpage to view the complete list of distinguished CECH alumni.
  • Dr. Adrienne C. James 
EdD, Curriculum and Instruction, ‘98
Dr. Adrienne Conliffe James has dedicated 30 years of her career in education to Sycamore Community Schools and currently serves as the Superintendent of Sycamore Community Schools. She is the chief executive officer for this nationally recognized school district, which serves 5,400 students. 

  • Dr. Robert A. Coppola, Jr.   
BSEd, Health Promotion and Education, ‘00
Dr. Robert Coppola, Jr. opened All Star Chiropractic in Northern Kentucky and grew it from a startup to a million-dollar business in just a few years. He treats more than 300 patients weekly and conducts a range of health and sports-related workshops throughout Greater Cincinnati. 

  • James C. Neil, Jr.
BS ’80 & MS, Criminal Justice, ‘84
A proud lifelong resident of Hamilton County and second generation law enforcement officer, Sheriff Jim Neil has dedicated his career to serving his community. With his demonstrated leadership and extensive training and work experience in the corrections and patrol divisions, he rose to the rank of lieutenant commander before his election as Hamilton County Sheriff last year.

  • Gary L. Wilson
BBA, Information Systems, ‘86
Providing senior level consultation to the industry’s leading executives for the past two decades, Gary Wilson brings a broad range of technical and business experience across CRM, eCommerce and ERP technologies. As vice president of sales and marketing at CNBS, Wilson is responsible for direct sales, channel management, account management, and lead generation for this Cincinnati-based software startup.