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Each year, the UC Alumni Association hosts the UC Alumni Celebration to recognize and celebrate the many contributions and overall excellence of UC alumni in countless fields of endeavor, throughout the world.

See photos from our 2019 event here.

Save the Date for our 2020 event:

Thursday, April 2, 2020
6 p.m.

Campus Recreation Center
2820 Bearcat Way
Cincinnati, OH 45221 

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The Reception

As the night begins, enjoy delicious bites before dinner and get social with other Bearcat faithful at our extended on the floor of the UC Campus Recreation Center.

The Awards

Make your way to your table for dinner and hear the stories of some of UC’s best and brightest Boldly Bearcat alumni.

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The After Party

We’re not done yet! Stick around after the awards presentation for a champagne and dessert reception and personally congratulate this year’s impressive awardees.


We hope you will seize this opportunity to hail our phenomenal alumni honorees, engage with our fellow Bearcats, and celebrate our remarkable university.

Sponsorship opportunities for our 2020 event will be announced soon.


Coming soon - our 2020 slate of honorees.

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William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement

This award is given to an alumnus of the University of Cincinnati solely on the basis of notable achievement in his or her field. The Taft Medal differs from the Robert E. Dobbs Distinguished Service Award in that it is not restricted to service to the university. The award is in honor and memory of William Howard Taft, Law 1880, Hon ’25, twenty-seventh president of the United States and tenth chief justice.

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Robert E. Dobbs Distinguished Service Award

The Robert E. Dobbs Distinguished Service Award recognizes alumni who have rendered outstanding, faithful and selfless service to their alma mater.

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Marian A. Spencer Mosaic Award

The Marian A. Spencer Mosaic Award is presented to an alumnus/alumna whose leadership enhances our shared community through cultivating collaboration, fostering inclusiveness, championing the cause of the underrepresented, and promoting equity and opportunity for all.

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Jeffrey Hurwitz Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award

This award is given to a UC graduate on the basis of significant professional achievement in his or her field of endeavor, and continued service and involvement with the university and community. This award is in honor and memory of Jeffrey Hurwitz, BBA ’72, MBA ’73, former president of the UC Alumni Association’s Board of Governors.