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 2021 Recipients

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Sakinah Hofler

Creative Writing, PhD, College of Arts and Sciences

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Ayad Ali

Medical Scientist Training Program, PhD, College of Medicine

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Adeboye Adejare

Biomedical Informatics, PhD, College of Medicine

Previous Recipients

2020

Crystal Whetstone - Political Science, PhD

2019

Caitlin Doyle – English Literature and Creative Writing, PhD
Courtney Giannini – Epidemiology, PhD

2018

Batsheva Guy – Educational Studies, PhD
Ryan Mackinson – Neuroscience, PhD

2017

Kendra Leahy Denlinger – Chemistry, PhD
Jessica Ross – Neuroscience, PhD
Sid Thatham – Chemical Engineering, MEng and Business Administration, MBA