Thursday, January 26, 2012

Jan 31st Last Day to Nominate an Outstanding UC Alum

From UC News:

Jan. 31 Last Day to Nominate an Outstanding UC Alum

Annual UC Distinguished Alumni Celebration recognizes alumni exemplifying professional and civic leadership within UC’s community and beyond.
Date: 1/20/2012 12:00:00 PM
By: Lauren Boettcher
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The University of Cincinnati Alumni Association is accepting 2012 nominations for UC’s most prestigious alumni awards banquet through Jan. 31. Awards will be presented to accomplished and notable alumni worldwide at the 2012 UC Distinguished Alumni Celebration (formerly UC Day) at the Myers Alumni Center on June 14, 2012.
“The Distinguished Alumni Celebration gives UC the opportunity to formally recognize our most outstanding alumni for their professional accomplishments and exceptional commitment to the university and in many cases, to the world,” said UC Alumni Association Executive Director, Myron Hughes. “Since 1956, the UCAA has extended awards to more than 130 alumni.”

To nominate an alum for one or more of the following awards, visit

The William Howard Taft Medal Award
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 Alumni Distinguished Service Award in that it is not restricted to service to the university. The award is in honor and memory of Dr. William Howard Taft, LLB 1925, twenty-seventh president of the United States.

The Jeffrey Hurwitz Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award
This award is given to a UC graduate, 35 years of age or younger, 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.

Alumni Distinguished Service Award
Dedicated alumni who, through their service, make an outstanding contribution to their university are usually over-modest, always unpaid, and unthinking of reward. Nonetheless, recognition is important, for an action that begins by aiding the advancement of a university ends in the improvements of the social structure in which we live. The UC Alumni Association issues the Alumni Distinguished Service Awards to provide that recognition for those who have faithfully rendered outstanding service to the University of Cincinnati.

The UC Alumni Association Mosaic Award
The UC Alumni Association’s Mosaic Award is presented to an alumnus who has demonstrated leadership while enhancing our shared community through cultivating collaboration, fostering inclusiveness, championing the cause of the underrepresented, and promoting greater equity and opportunity for others.

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