College of Arts and Sciences Alumni

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Welcome, A&S Alumni

As a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, you are automatically a member of the A&S Alumni Network. This includes a global community of more than 57,000 College of Arts and Sciences alumni and 315,000 UC Alumni. We are here to provide you with a variety of opportunities to stay engaged with your alma mater. From leadership opportunities to happy hours, we have something for everyone. No matter your age, degree, profession or stage of life, we want you to be involved!

We hope you will keep your contact information updated so we can continue to share the latest college and department news, and also tell us what great things you’ve done with your degree by sharing your story. Check this page often for college news, events and volunteer opportunities

Get Involved

As alumni, there are many opportunities for you to stay connect with the College of Arts and Science students, faculty and staff. Read on to find the program and events that match your interests!

A&S Alumni Events

Virtual Town Hall

A&S Dean Valerio Ferme gives an update on the state of the college and how A&S has been tackling the challenges of COVID-19. You will also hear from Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Community Partnerships, Littisha A. Bates, who is leading the college in our implementation of college wide equity and inclusion policies.

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Each year the college honors exceptional alumni who have made a mark on their professions, communities and UC. Honorees are nominated by their fellow alumni and chosen by the college. Three awards are presented at the annual awards event during Homecoming.

The A&S Alumni Board on a Webex meeting


The college is fortunate to have two boards and a variety of volunteer opportunities for its alumni.

The Dean’s Advisory Board is made up of both alumni and community leaders to advise the Dean regarding community engagement, alumni engagement, and marketing and communication.

The A&S Alumni Activity Board and its two committees guide alumni programming focusing on community engagement, professional development, social activities and student engagement. We hope you consider volunteering for one of these great opportunities!

If you are interested in getting involved with the A&S Alumni Board, contact Maggie Ibrahim-Taney.

A&S Alumni News

UC alumna rises from intern to editor of CityBeat

June 16, 2021

By Olive Collins Niesz Maija Zummo has lived the dream of every journalism student: She rose in the ranks of the publication that gave her a start as an intern to become its editor-in-chief. Since she graduated in 2006 from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts and Sciences with a degree in journalism, Zummo has become one of the best-known voices in Cincinnati journalism as editor-in-chief of Cincinnati’s alt-weekly publication, CityBeat. “Maija arrived at UC with a virtual suitcase full of skills, the creativity of polished poet, and the gumption and confidence to go after her dreams,” says Jenny Wohlfarth, UC educator journalism professor. Studying journalism wasn’t part of Zummo’s plans when she enrolled at UC. She intended to study Classics for her undergraduate degree and attend veterinary school for her graduate degree. Then she took a newswriting and reporting course and promptly fell in love with journalism.

Signs point to success in safety business for UC communication...

June 9, 2021

When Kelly Hollatz graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2006 as communication major, she anticipated that she would begin working with Procter & Gamble Co. or perhaps a local pharmaceutical company. Now, 15 years later, Hollatz serves as president and founder of First Star Safety, LLC, in Lockland, Ohio. The company provides safety signs, markers and rentals, as well as professional flaggers to the Tri-state area for construction, local events and any other safety needs.

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Maggie Ibrahim-Taney

Program Director of Alumni and Donor Experience, College of Arts and Sciences and UC Libraries