Thursday, April 11
6 – 9 p.m.

The Westin Cincinnati
21 E. 5th St.
Cincinnati, OH

Each year, the UC Alumni Association hosts a celebration to recognize the many contributions and overall excellence of UC alumni in countless fields of endeavor, throughout the world.

Join us in celebrating our 2024 class of honorees and the BIG impact they have made, individually and collectively. The evening will begin with a celebratory reception followed by dinner and an awards program where you’ll hear inspiring stories of Bearcat alumni success.

View individual ticket and table options. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, April 1.

Dress: Bearcat chic cocktail attire is recommended for the evening.

Parking: Limited on-site parking is available at The Westin. Additional parking recommendations include the Fountain Square Garage and the Mabley Place Garage. All parking options will be at the posted rates. 

Our 2024 Alumni Celebration Honorees

Congratulations to all our deserving alumni for their many achievements. Read more about the honorees.

William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement
Dean J. Kereiakes, MD, PhD, A&S ’75, Med ’78, Hon ’14

Robert E. Dobbs Distinguished Service Award
Ruthie S. Keefe, CECH ’81

Marian A. Spencer Mosaic Award
Kathy Wade, CCM ’81

Jeffrey Hurwitz Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award
Sean A. Addo, DAAP ’10

Outstanding Alumni Awards
Cynthia P. Blocksom, CAHS ’79  
Edwin J. Rigaud, Jr., A&S ’73   
Henry N. Comer, UCBA ’09, A&S ’11   
Michele E. Wells Walker, PharmD, Cler ’88, Phar ’15 
Stephen C. Flaherty, CCM ’82  
Mitchell E. Sutika Sipus, DAAP ’10, ’11 
Yvonne A. DiCristoforo, CECH ’91  
Lawrence “Larry” J. Blanford, CEAS ’77 
H.C. “Buck” Niehoff, JD, Law ’72, Hon ’11 
Paul D. Green, Bus ’90 
George G. Bemis, Jr., MD, Med ’64  
Holly L. Lorenz, Nur ’81, ’91
Colleen R. Lindholz, Phar ’95 
Connor A. Barwin, A&S ’18 - UC Athletics

Visit the Mural

Located at 1430 Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine, a vibrant mural portraying our 2024 UC Alumni Celebration honorees will be unveiled during Alumni Week and remain on display through March 2025. We invite you to visit this newest Cincinnati community art project at your leisure.

Headshot of Cynthia Miller

Cynthia Miller

Executive Director, Alumni Engagement