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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.

For information about the 2015 C-Ring Award application process, click here! 


Congratulations to our 2015 C-Ring Award Recipient Tamika Jones!  

The Women’s Center  is proud to announce Tamika Jones as this year's recipient for the C-Ring, one of the oldest and most prestigious awards at the University of Cincinnati.

Read more about Tamika's accomplishments here!

Congrats to Tamika and all our hard-working finalists!

Finalists selected by the C-Ring committee for 2015 included:

Christina Beer
Carl H. Lindner College of Business
Information Systems and Finance
Nicole Mayo, EdD, Executive Director, Leadership & Engagement, Student Affairs

Courtney Bills
College of Allied Health Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Nominator:  Erin Alanson, Assoc. Director, Univ. Honors Program

Kathe Pocker
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Biomedical Engineering
Nominator:  Balakrishna Haridas, PhD, Assoc. Professor, CEAS-Biomed., Chem., Env. Eng.

Sarah Clem
Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Nominator:  Megan Minton, Asst. Director, Admissions, Enrollment Mgmt.

Tamika Jones
McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Spanish and Communications (major)
Carl H. Lindner College of Business
Marketing (minor)
Nominator:  Ligia Gomez, MA, Assistant Professor Educator, A&S Romance Lang & Lit.

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.

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
  • 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
  • Amy Howton, EdD, Interim Director, UC 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
  • 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 
  • Ken Simonson, BA, College of Engineering
  • Carney Sotto, PhD, College of Allied Health Services
  • Deborah S. Weinstein, MBA, Student Affairs 
  • Tina F. Whalen, MPA, DPT, PT, College of Allied Health Services