Alumni Celebration

Join us in recognizing an esteemed group of Bearcats for their notable accomplishments. We “Painted the Town Red” in their honor. Literally.


We commissioned a huge mural in downtown Cincinnati’s vibrant Over-the-Rhine district. Featuring 19 alumni, the painting integrates personal shades of UC red our honorees created themselves.


Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/xVrKk8yTacE?rel=0

It’s our way of calling attention to their unique value and the impact made by our alma mater and her loyal children.


Go see it for yourself at 1430 Vine Street. The mural will stay up until November 2021.

Jeff Wyler

Jeffrey L. Wyler

William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement | Business '65, Hon '11

This award is given to an alumnus of the University of Cincinnati solely on the basis of notable achievement in his or her field. The Taft Medal differs from the Robert E. Dobbs Distinguished Service Award in that it is not restricted to service to the university. The award is in honor and memory of William Howard Taft, Law 1880, Hon ’25, twenty-seventh president of the United States and tenth chief justice.

Sandra and William Weismann

Sandra S. Wiesmann &
William P. Wiesmann, MD

Robert E. Dobbs Distinguished Service Award | CECH '66 & A&S '68, Hon. '08

The Robert E. Dobbs Distinguished Service Award recognizes alumni who have rendered outstanding, faithful and selfless service to their alma mater.

Chris Lewis, MD

Christopher T. Lewis, MD

Marian A. Spencer Mosaic Award | Medicine '00

The Marian A. Spencer Mosaic Award is presented to an alumnus/alumna whose leadership enhances our shared community through cultivating collaboration, fostering inclusiveness, championing the cause of the underrepresented, and promoting equity and opportunity for all.

Anndrea Moore

Anndréa M. Moore

Jeffrey Hurwitz Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award | Business '10

This award is given to a UC graduate on the basis of significant professional achievement in his or her field of endeavor, and continued service and involvement with the university and community. This award is in honor and memory of Jeffrey Hurwitz, BBA ’72, MBA ’73, former president of the UC Alumni Association’s Board of Governors.

Outstanding Alumni Awards

The University of Cincinnati’s impact on the world is manifested largely through the accomplishments of its alumni who are applying the lessons they learned, and drawing from the inspiration they discovered, as students in their particular colleges. Within the broader UC educational environment, those college-based experiences spur intellectual curiosity while laying the practical foundation for successful careers in the widest range of professions.


As part of the annual UC Alumni Celebration, we honor a select group of Bearcats representing each of the university’s 13 colleges, as well as the unique training ground of UC Athletics, with the Outstanding Alumni Awards.

Particia Kautz

Patricia S. Kautz
Carl H. Lindner College of Business, '88

Melany Newby

Melany Stinson Newby, JD
College of Law '74

Martin Samuels

Martin A. Samuels, MD
College of Medicine, '71, Hon. '05

Reginald Wilkinson

Reginald A. Wilkinson, EdD,
College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, '98

Christopher Titzer

Christopher M. Titzer
Clermont College, '12, '13, CECH '14

Janice Dyehouse

Janice M. Dyehouse, PhD
College of Nursing, '72, A&S '89

Anita Ingram

Anita Ingram
Blue Ash College, '90, Bus '92

Terri Hollenkamp

Terri A. Hollenkamp
College of Allied Health Sciences, '83, '85

Daniel Iacofano

Daniel S. Iacofano, PhD, FAICP, FASLA
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, '76

Carol Clinton

Carol C. Clinton, PhD
College of Engineering and Applied Science, '81, '08, '11

Betty Glover

Betty S. Glover
College-Conservatory of Music, '44

Gregory Fox

Gregory A. Fox, RPh
James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, '83

Mary Wineberg

Mary S. Wineberg
UC Athletics, CECH ’02

John Michelman

John S. Michelman, PhD
College of Arts and Sciences, '60

DAAP Alum and Mural Artist Nicole Trimble

The Artist

Nicole Trimble, DAAP ’13, is an assistant professor of Electronic Media Communications at UC Blue Ash College and co-founder of Bright Wall Collective, a southwest Ohio-based mural and design studio. Her work has been exhibited on and in buildings in the region, in galleries throughout the U.S., and in many publications in the art world.