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Nominate an Outstanding Undergraduate Woman for the C-Ring

If you know a female undergrad who's a good student, gives back to her campus community and works for the advancement of women, nominate her for the 2009 C-Ring by Feb. 20!

Date: 2/9/2009 12:00:00 AM
By: Wendy Beckman
Phone: (513) 556-1826

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First given in 1922 by the Athletics Department to the best all-around female undergraduate athlete, the C-Ring has evolved over the last 87 years to become an all-university award based on several rigorous criteria.

Prof. Awatef Hamed and President Nancy Zimpher
Awatef Hamed, head of UC's Aerospace Engineering Dept., and UC President Nancy Zimpher talk with a UC undergraduate.

The C-Ring is an award presented each spring to the outstanding graduating senior women at the University of Cincinnati. Selected by a diverse committee of UC faculty, staff, students and alumnae, the recipient is announced at the annual event in May.

In order to be eligible for nomination, a woman must have a minimum 3.4 Grade Point Average. The nominees must also have demonstrated a commitment to the betterment of our campus, community and the advancement of women. Faculty, staff or alumni may nominate students for this honor.

Amy Schlegel and little Lucy the binturong.
2008 C-Ring winner Amy Schlegel also won the heart of Lucy, our new Bearcat.

After receiving the C-Ring in 2008, Amy Schlegel went on to serve a wider community through the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). While still a student at UC, Amy organized a nonprofit organization to help Myanmar residents affected by cyclones.

"One of the exciting things about the C-Ring each year is the personal stories we get to hear. I find it very motivating when I, as a staff and faculty member, hear what these young women are doing even while still students," says Barb Rinto, director of the UC Women's Center. "Imagine the effect all these C-Ring recipients and nominees are having on the world when they graduate."

For additional information regarding C-Ring, please call 513-556-4401 or visit the UC Women's Center Web site and click on "C-Ring." Or stop in the Women's Center itself and you won't have to click on anything.