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How UCAA Engaged Alumni During COVID-19

June 3, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic scorched the past year’s calendar of events and travel plans, the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association, led by Chief Alumni Officer Jennifer Heisey ’97, found itself with a set of plans and preparations for 2020-21 that had become completely obsolete overnight.


Juneteenth: A day on, not a day off

June 16, 2021

Recent events have reawakened Americans to the tragedy of long-suffered racial injustice. And as the University of Cincinnati marks Juneteenth -- a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans at the end of the Civil War -- alumni and donors rightly wonder: What can I do?


UC student athlete alum spends career paying it forward

June 3, 2021

Maggie McKinley-Maric, A&S ’00, was running hurdles for the University of Cincinnati track and field team when life placed different types of hurdles in her path. She was a rising sophomore when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. And she was a gay woman striving to find her way in a pre-enlightened world while sometimes feeling that she and her gay friends were “part of a secret society.”


UC LGBTQ Center founder takes on new diversity role

June 1, 2021

When Leisan Smith, ’99, ME ’03, began work this year as the inaugural chief equity officer at the prestigious Columbus School for Girls, the school’s staff and faculty were thrilled. The job description, they said, “was written for you.”