Presidential Medal of Graduate Student Excellence

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Established in 2017, the Presidential Medal of Graduate Student Excellence (PMGSE) is a prestigious honor awarded by the university president to exceptional graduate students who are graduating from their master's or doctoral program. These students best exemplify scholarship, leadership, character, service and the ideals of the University of Cincinnati. 

The PMGSE application process is coordinated by the Graduate Student Governance Association. Please visit their website for application requirements and award criteria

Our 2023 Recipients

Headshot of Jules Madzia

Jules Madzia

Sociology, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences

Graduating Spring 2023

Headshot of Akaljot Singh

Akaljot Singh

Molecular and Developmental Biology, PhD, College of Medicine

Graduating Summer 2023

Previous Recipients

  • Abdullah Bdaiwi – Biomedical Engineering, PhD
  • Christin Godale – Neuroscience, PhD
  • Adeboye Adejare - Biomedical Informatics, PhD
  • Ayad Ali - Medical Scientist Training Program, PhD
  • Sakinah Hofler - Creative Writing, PhD

Crystal Whetstone - Political Science, PhD

  • Caitlin Doyle – English Literature and Creative Writing, PhD
  • Courtney Giannini – Epidemiology, PhD
  • Batsheva Guy – Educational Studies, PhD
  • Ryan Mackinson – Neuroscience, PhD
  • Kendra Leahy Denlinger – Chemistry, PhD
  • Jessica Ross – Neuroscience, PhD
  • Sid Thatham – Chemical Engineering, MEng and Business Administration, MBA