About the Chicagoans for Cincy! Alumni Awards

For the 5th year, the Chicagoans for Cincy! and Chicago Alumni Network will host Chicago alumni to recognize and celebrate the many contributions and overall excellence of UC alumni in Chicagoland.

Nominations are now open for the Chicagoans for Cincy! and Chicago Alumni Network 2018 Alumni Awards. Please scroll down to complete the nomination form.

Nominations are due Nov. 15, 2017.

Please complete the online nomination form, which allows you to upload a letter of recommendation and other supporting documentation.

Outstanding Achievement 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. This award differs from the Distinguished Service Award in that it is not restricted to service to the university.

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 Chicagoans for Cincy! and Chicago Alumni Network issues the Distinguished Service Award to provide that recognition for those who have faithfully rendered outstanding service to the University of Cincinnati.

The Rising Star Award

This award is given to a UC graduate, within 20 years of graduation, on the basis of significant professional achievement in his or her field of endeavor, and continued service and involvement with the university and community

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Russell Best, DAAP '09, '15
Director, Constituent Relations, Outreach and Engagement

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or call 513-556-4013

Past Award Winners:

Outstanding Achievement Award

  • Eva Maddox
  • Alan Channing
  • Denny Reigle
  • Wally Becky
  • Brent Freese

Distinguished Service Award

  • Denny Demoss
  • David Watkins
  • Chris and Spes Mekus
  • Yetta Starr

Rising Star Award

  • Paul Green
  • Cindy Chiang
  • Andrew Eloff
  • John Lutz


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