Bicentennial Alumni Celebration

Each year, the UC Alumni Association hosts the Bicentennial 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 2018 event here.

Save the Date for our 2019 event: Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Registration for the 2019 event is now open. More event details coming soon!

Know a deserving Bearcat?

We are now accepting nominations for UC’s highest alumni awards. This annual process recognizes the tremendous achievement and selflessness throughout UC’s alumni family while celebrating truly outstanding individuals for their profound impact on their university and the lives of others.

If you know outstanding alumni who should be recognized, please nominate online, by mail or email by Friday, Sept. 7.

We are accepting nominations for four alumni awards:

  • The William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement recognizes long-time, outstanding achievement in the person’s chosen field(s). It is UCAA’s highest honor.
  • The Distinguished Service Award recognizes tremendous dedication and service to the university.
  • The Mosaic Award recognizes leadership in fostering inclusiveness, championing the cause of the underrepresented, and promoting greater equity and opportunity for all.
  • The Jeffrey Hurwitz Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes professional achievement as a rising star who is an emerging leader in their field, as well as continued service and involvement with the university

The winner will be announced this fall and will join an impressive roster of previous honorees.

Our 2018 Distinguished Awardees

Congratulations to all of our deserving alumni for their many achievements. Read more about the awardees and for a full listing of the award winners.

The William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement:
Marian A. Spencer A&S '42, Hon '06

The Distinguished Service Award:
Russell C. "Rusty" Myers Bus '82

The Mosaic Award:
Jacqueline Bailey-Davis CECH '92

The Jeffrey Hurwitz Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award:
Austin Allison CEAS '08


Sarah Barnard
Director, College Relations, Outreach and Engagement

Email Sarah
or call 513-556-2078

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors

Premier Sponsor:

The Myers Family


Red & Black Sponsor:

Peter Landgren and Judith Schonbach Landgren

Lynn and Eva Maddox

Troy and Michele Neat

Mick & Mack Sponsor:


cincinnati cancer center



Table Sponsors:

Activities Beyond the Classroom
Robert and Susan Buck
Colliers International*
Bob and Rose Fealy*
Jennifer Heisey and Greg Forest*
Johnson Investment Counsel
Jones Lang LaSalle
Joff and Kelly Moine
Synedgen, Inc.
UC Bicentennial Commission
UC Libraries

College Partners:

Our thanks to all of UC's colleges and the Athletics Department
for their partnership and support of the Distinguished Alumni Celebration

*Tie It into Scholarships Sponsor

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