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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 alumni, 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.

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C-Ring Honorary Members

  • Greer Glazer, PhD, RN, Dean, College of Nursing
  • Bleuzette Marshall, PhD, Chief Diversity Officer
  • Debra Merchant, JD, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Cady Short-Thompson, PhD, Dean, UC Blue Ash

C-Ring Committee Members

  • Jane S. Anderson, PhD, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
  • Catherine C. Castillo, MS, UC Health Services
  • David J. Edelman, PhD, College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning
  • Angela Fitzpatrick, PhD, Director, Women's Center
  • 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
  • Kimberly McGinnis, MA, Program Director, College of Nursing
  • Lisa H. Newman, MA, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
  • Ken Simonson, BA, College of Engineering
  • Deborah S. Weinstein, MBA, Student Affairs 
  • Carney Sotto, Ph.D., Associate Professor, College of Allied Health Sciences
  • Veronica Nunez, UC Student