Jan 31, 2012

Share the Love…Send a UC e-Valentine!

This Valentine’s Day, forget the flowers and show that special someone just how much you appreciate them with a UC e-Valentine! Our new custom app gives you an all-new way to share your love for UC with the other Bearcat lovers in your life. Personalize and send a custom UC e-Valentine to a fellow alum, favorite professor, student, co-worker or that special someone and tell them just how much you love them (and UC too!).
In the spirit of showing the love, you can also make a gift from the heart to support UC’s top notch students, faculty, programs, research and more, giving everyone around you even more reasons to love UC, too. As always, your gift – no matter the amount – makes a huge difference! You might also consider making your gift securely on the UC Alumni Association’s Facebook page to take advantage of a limited-time promotion to receive an “I Love UC” button and long-sleeved T-shirt!
Still undecided? Watch this video to see all the awesome e-valentines you have to choose from and be sure to tell us below the #1 reason you love UC this V-Day! Thanks for sharing the love and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Jan 20, 2012

UC Students ‘Serve Beyond Cincinnati’ to Make World a Better Place

Since 2007, UC’s Serve Beyond Cincinnati (SBC) organization has sent students around the world to improve the lives of others while enriching their own undergraduate experiences. Over December break, nearly 70 students paid it forward in Haiti, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and two U.S. locations – Americus, Ga. and Webster Parish, La.

When it comes to serving others, fourth-year Information Systems and Finance major at the Linder College of Business and Co-President of SBC, Lane Hart, said: “Paying it forward through volunteerism is one of the most rewarding and humbling experiences. I truly believe that by empowering others to help themselves, they will recognize the need to help others and the positive effect in our world will continue to multiply.”

Watch this video to see all the lives and places UC students touched during their winter travels and read more about each group’s accomplishments here. Be sure to comment below and share all the places you’ve traveled
with UC too!

Jan 12, 2012

Alumni Celebrate a Proudly Cincinnati Holiday with a Cherry on Top!

The UC Alumni Association, in partnership with Graeter’s Ice Cream, treated UC alums from across the country to a familiar taste of Cincinnati this past holiday season. Alumni had the opportunity to submit their best UC-themed holiday photos onto UCAA's Facebook page, and by doing so were entered to win a six-pint supply of free Graeter’s Ice Cream!

There were more than 70 entries over the holidays, and because it was so deliriously difficult and painful for the Alumni Association staff to have to choose only 1 winner for each of the 6 categories, each contest participant was offered an I ♥ UC car window decal just for participating. Check out all the fantastic photo entries on Facebook here.

The Alumni Association wants to sincerely thank all who participated in this fun contest, and CONGRATS to the winners featured below!
Best Inclusion of Graeter’s
Arthur Wall and his family are really drooling over that Graeter's ice cream!
Best Dressed Baby
Baby Bearcat Maggie, submitted by  Heather Borchers Rogers
Most Spirited UC Clan
Ed Paff Sr. and family.
This is just one of the many spirited photos Ed submitted.
Best Dressed Pet
Kimberly Stone's cat Luna is a huge UC fan!

Best Dressed in Red & Black
Alison Petru Mendralski’s family of six UC graduates and five future Bearcats!
Most Multi-Generational Group
Elisabeth Mattingly Kuhlman's family has multiple Bearcats from
three generations! And check out the dogs' Bearcat spirit!