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C-Ring Award

C-Ring is an award given each spring to an outstanding graduating senior woman at UC. Selected by a diverse committee of UC faculty, staff, students and alumnae, the winner is announced at an annual event.

First given in 1922 by the Athletics Department to the best "all around gal," the C-Ring has evolved over the last 90-plus years to become an all-university award based on several rigorous criteria. In order to be eligible for nomination, a woman must have a minimum 3.4 grade point average (GPA). The nominees must demonstrate a commitment to the betterment of our campus, community and the advancement of women. Nominations may come from any faculty, staff or alumni. The selection committee reviews the nominations and an essay by each nominee and then conducts a personal interview before making its final selection.

For additional information regarding the C-Ring award, please call 513-556-4401.


Congratulations to our 2014 C-Ring Award Finalists 

The Women’s Center  is proud to announce this year’s finalist for the C-Ring, one of the oldest and most prestigious awards at the University of Cincinnati. The C-Ring Recipient will be announced Saturday April 5 at the C-Ring Banquet. 

Finalists selected by the C-Ring committee for 2014 include:

Amara Agomuo
McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
BA Pre-Law/ Political Science
Nominator: Ivan Dinev Ivanov, Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

Alexandria Johnson
McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
BA Spanish
Nominator: Bleuzette Marshall, Chief Diversity Officer

Stephanie Lux
College of Nursing/ McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
BS Nursing/ BA Spanish
Nominator: Kaitlin Dauner, UC Alumna

Batsheva (Sheva) Serota
McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
BS Psychology, Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling
Nominator: Kayti Kennard, Assistant Director & Academic Advisor, University Honors Program

Mahima Venkatesh
McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
BS Biology, Spanish minor
Nominator: Brandi Elliot, Director, Office of Ethnic Programs and Services

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

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Janelle Wichmann

The UC Women's Center Congratulates 2013 C-Ring Recipient

Janelle Wichmann

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C-Ring Honorary Members

  • Kenya Faulkner, JD, Special Assistant to the President
  • Greer Glazer, PhD, RN, Dean, College of Nursing
  • Elizabeth King, PhD, Dean, College of Allied Health Sciences
  • Bleuzette Marshall, PhD, Chief Diversity Officer
  • Debra Merchant, JD, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Kristi A. Nelson, PhD, Senior Vice Provost, Academic Planning
  • Cady Short-Thompson, PhD, Dean, UC Blue Ash

C-Ring Committee Members

  • Jane S. Anderson, PhD, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
  • Ratee Apana, PhD, Lindner College of Business 
  • Catherine C. Castillo, MS, UC Health Services
  • Cheryll Dunn, EdD, Professor Emeritus
  • David J. Edelman, PhD, College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning
  • Julie A. Flammer, BS, 1999 C-Ring Recipient
  • Liliana Guyler, PhD, College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services
  • Lisa Maria Hogeland, PhD, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
  • Holly Johnson, PhD, MAT, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
  • Sister Leslie Keener, CDP, Campus Ministry
  • Krista Maddox, EdD, Assistant Dean, College of Nursing
  • Robin Martin, PhD, Associate Provost, Office of the Provost
  • Kimberly McGinnis, MA, Program Director, College of Nursing
  • Maggie McKinley, MEd, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Athletics- Compliance and Student Services
  • Lisa H. Newman, MA, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
  • Ann Porter, PhD, College Conservatory of Music 
  • Barbara Rinto, MPA, UC Women’s Center
  • Ken Simonson, BA, College of Engineering
  • Carney Sotto, PhD, College of Allied Health Services
  • Marilyn R. Wander, PhD, 1987 C-Ring Recipient
  • Deborah S. Weinstein, MBA, Student Affairs 
  • Tina F. Whalen, MPA, DPT, PT, College of Allied Health Services