The Emeriti Association & Center engages membership, creates programming, and organizes events with our various standing committees and subcommittees.

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Emeriti Association Committees

The Emeriti Association carries out its mission though the work of its committees. Please consider sharing your ideas and energy via one or more of our committees. Contact the committee chair to join.

The Arts & Culture Committee provides opportunities for emeriti to attend musical/theater performances and other cultural and social events.

The Awards & Honors Committee is responsible for planning and implementing events to honor emeriti. The Annual “Celebration Dinner in appreciation and recognition of service to the University by New Emeriti Faculty” is organized by the Committee and sponsored by the Provost’s Office.

The Editorial & Communications Team was established in 2021 with the goal of implementing improvements to the format and professional appearance of the newsletter. The newsletter provides the latest news from and about emeriti and our Association & Center. This group has also taken on the task of sending out “e-blast” emails to members. 

  • Chair: Joanna Mitro (
  • Members:  Lynn Davis, Pat Mezinskis, Antoinette Larkin 

The Health & Wellness Committee offers Emeriti faculty opportunities to improve their health and wellness by focusing on a positive, wellness, and strengths-based approach.

  • Chair: Bob Conyne (
  • Members: George Babcock, Jackie Collins, Pat Mezinskis, Jennifer Pearce, Andrea Wall. 

The purpose is to connect UC Emeriti with the UC International and other college-based international programs, seeking opportunities for emeriti to serve our international partners and their students. This has included short-term teaching, virtual lectures, advising graduate students, and assisting in specialized accreditation applications. 

  • Co-Chairs: George Vredeveld and Ralph Katerberg (
  • Members: Jerry Paul, Anne-Marie Jezequel, Kathy Burlew, Ann Hoard, Don Bogen, Daniel Durbin, Cora Ogle, Connie Cooper, George Babcock, Tim Sale

This committee identifies topics, speakers and venues for the Luncheon Speaker Series, schedules and creates publicity for the talks, and makes all logistical decisions. 

  • Chair: Tim Sale (
  • Members:  Pat Mezinskis, Kathryn Lorenz, Howard Jackson, Terry Milligan

The Membership & Development Committee implements strategies that promote growth of the Emeriti Center.

The Bearcat Memory Project is in its fifth year of being offered by the History Department. Thirty-six interviews have been conducted. The program is now interdisciplinary, with the inclusion of the English and Journalism Departments. 

As part of the Association’s “Transitions to Retirement” initiative, this Committee collaborates with the Provost’s Office, Human Resources and the AAUP in preparing faculty for retirement. Trained emeriti serve as mentors to prospective faculty retirees.

Members of the Service Committee organize volunteer opportunities for emeriti both within the University and the greater Cincinnati community.

The Social Activities Committee sponsors on-going events for socializing and enjoying each other’s company.

The Mentoring Committee promotes interactions between emeriti and students, interfaces with the PR1ZE mentoring program, and administers an undergraduate/emeriti mentoring award. 

  • Chair: Joanna Mitro (
  • Members: Howard Tolley, Cheryll Dunn, and Bruce Ault