College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards

A&S Alumni AwardsEach year the College honors outstanding alumni who have made a mark on their professions and communities. Awardees are nominated by their fellow alumni and chosen by the Dean’s Advisory Board. At the awards dinner, held during Homecoming, two awards are presented - Distinguished Alumni Award for an alumnus aged 40 or older and an Outstanding Young Alumni award for an alumnus under the age of 40.

This year, the A&S Alumni Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017. The recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award will also be invited to attend the Distinguished Alumni Celebration to accept an award from the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association during Alumni Weekend. Do you know someone who has made a lasting impact on their profession or their community? Nominate an alumnus today! Nominations for the 2018 awards must be submitted by Friday, March 30, 2018.

Past A&S Alumni Award Winners

2011 - 2017

Paul Kruchoski '10, Interdisciplinary Studies
Glen Weissenberger '69, Philosophy

Ciera A. Graham, PhD ’15, Social Sciences
Norikazu “Tom” Tsuchiya ’95, Classics

Elizabeth A. Murray, PhD ’88, ’93, Anthropology
Col. Timothy A. Adam ’86, Mathematics

Gisela “Gigi” Escoe, PhD ’83, Physics
Richard “Dick” Friedman ’68, Philosophy
Frederick K. Merkel, MD ’57, Zoology
Urban F. Meyer ’86, Psychology
Mary K. Sargent ’45, Chemistry

Mila Baker, PhD '75, '78, '82, Psychology
Diane Grob Schmidt, PhD ’81, Chemistry

John Thaeler ’79, Geology
Valerie Hotchkiss, PhD ’82, Classics

Joseph E. DiGenova '67, Political Science
William Harrison, PhD '74, Geology
Linda Harrison '70, '72, Geology
David P. Witte, MD '74, Biology

D. David Altman '68, Political Science
Matthew J. Doyle, PhD '81, '83, Chemistry
Steven Tracy, PhD '77, '80, '85, English

2002 - 2010

Linda Bennett, PhD ’74, ’78, '81, English
Aureal T. Cross, PhD ’41, '43 Geology
Jack Laub '50, Psychology

Rabbi Sally J. Priesand '68, English
Hon. John A. West '66, History

Merrill Goozner '75, History
Walt Handelsman '79, General Studies
Thomas Heckler, PhD '81, Chemistry

C. David Allis, PhD '73, Biology
Benjamin Gettler '45, HON ’03, Economics
Hon. Mark Painter '70, Political Science
Barbara Shailor, PhD '71, '75, Classics
Stephen G. Wells, PhD '73, '76, Geology

Michele Paludi, PhD '78, '80, Psychology
John Schneider '70, '73, Economics, Political Science
Patricia Glass Schuman '63, English
Phillip Yeager '51, Economics

Dennis D. Berkey, PhD '74, Mathematics
Daniel F. Danzl, MD '72, Biology
Fred L. Fricke, Jr. '62, '69, Chemistry
Margaret J. "Peg" Valentine '71, Romance Languages and Literatures
Margaret M. Zeigler, PhD '92, '92, '95, Geology, Geography

NeeOo W. Chin, MD '77, Psychology
Michael B. Coleman '77, Political Science
Stuart G. Hoffman, PhD '73, '75, Economics
Donna C. Kurtz, PhD ’64, Classics
William T. Weaver '76, Political Science

Diane F. Halpern, PhD '77, '79, Psychology
Sidney Peerless, MD '44, ‘45
Hon. Stephen M. McNamee '64, History
Laurence H. Lattman, PhD '51, '53, Geology
Marian A. Spencer '42, HON ’06, English

Sam Harrell, PhD '64, Chemistry
Thomas E. Murphy '64, '67, Economics

A&S Alumni Awards Nomination Form

Please complete the form below to nominate a deserving candidate for a College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Award. There are two categories for which you may nominate.

A&S Alumni AwardsOutstanding Young Alumni Award: An alumna/alumnus under the age of 40 who has made significant accomplishments within their chosen field of endeavor. This person should also be actively involved with UC in some capacity.

Distinguished Alumni Award: An alumna/alumnus aged 40 or older who is outstanding in their chosen field of endeavor and has made significant contributions that benefit the community, state, nation, college or university. Ideally, this person has been actively involved in the betterment of the UC community. This person will also be recognized at the Distinguished Alumni Celebration as part of Alumni Weekend 2019.

Nominations for the 2018 awards must be submitted by Friday, March 30, 2018. The award winners will be announced in early September and are invited to attend the annual A&S Alumni Awards Dinner during Homecoming Weekend.

All nominations are kept on file and will be automatically reconsidered each year for up to three years.


Juliana Sinclair Saneholtz
Associate Director of Alumni Relations,
College of Arts and Sciences

Email Juliana
or call 513-556-6466


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