University of Cincinnati Alumni Association

The Lions Share

Issue 2 | Winter 2017

The Lions Share
Dean Petren

A Message from Dean Petren

While the past year has marked significant changes for our university and our country, it has also been a year of growth here at UC, and I’m proud of the real difference our A&S faculty, alumni, students and staff have made on campus and in our communities.

Looking back over the past year, I‘m amazed by what we have achieved and I want to share some of our high points as we look forward to 2017. An increase in donor-funded scholarships has made completing an A&S education possible for more students, and we had the opportunity to thank some of our donors at our inaugural scholarship reception this past October. Faculty research continues to make a worldwide impact, and our alumni and friends continue to astonish us with their accomplishments, commitment, and generosity.

Thank you all for an amazing 2016 – I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together this year.


Kenneth Petren
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Lori Hudson

Alumna Relishes Role as College Volunteer

A well-rounded background in liberal arts helped pave the way to business success for Lori Hudson (Political Science, ’81). The College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board member, now vice president and principal at Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, says the focus of her volunteer efforts is simple and critical: supporting student success. Read more.

Eddie Merino

A&S Chemist Balances Research, Student Development

Chemistry Associate Professor Eddie Merino understands the importance of looking at persistent challenges in fresh ways. His groundbreaking cancer research takes advantage of this mindset while opening new opportunities for underrepresented science students. Read more.

Hannah Pfaltzgraff

Scholarships Helped a Hard-working History Major Make the Final Push for Her Dreams

Meet Hannah Pfaltzgraff, a fourth-year history major with a passion for museums and a knack for leadership. The student orientation leader and senior class officer is the first in her Cincinnati family to attend college. She credits her hard-working father—and a new scholarship from the university—for empowering her to pursue her academic dreams.
Read more.

Departmental News

Chemistry: Register now for the Zimmer Lecture 15th Anniversary, March 27.

Geology: Save the date for Career Days, March 2-3.

History: The Conway Lecture will take place Feb. 22. Alumni are also invited to join our new Facebook group.

Journalism: The Hall of Fame Awards will take place March 31. Greg Hand and George Meiners are to be inducted.

Upcoming Alumni Events

January 12

Build a Bearcat: Columbus

Columbus, OH

January 12

UC Alumnae Breakfast – The Evolving Role of Working Women

Cincinnati, OH

January 12

Build a Bearcat: Dayton

Dayton, OH

January 12

Build a Bearcat: Cleveland

Cleveland, OH

Save the date for Alumni Weekend: April 20-23!

For a full listing of A&S alumni events, visit the College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Network web page.

Also of Note...

The College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Network is now accepting applications for its newly developed Alumni Activity Board. Apply by Feb. 6.

A&S Contacts

Alumni Engagement:
Juliana Sinclair Saneholtz, Associate Director of Alumni Relations | 513-556-6466

Donor Engagement:
Jessica Wiles, Assistant Director of Constituent Engagement | 513-556-1217

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