If you graduated from the University of Cincinnati, you likely know Homecoming is more than a football
|Ryan Minges, University Cincinnati|
Alumni - Charlotte Network
Fifteen years ago, I attended the University of Cincinnati as a student-athlete on the baseball team. I immediately formed a bond with my teammates and the university. I was proud to jog out onto the field wearing a jersey stitched with “Bearcats” across my chest. As my final baseball game ended in a loss to Tulane, tears poured down my face as I thought, “It’s all over.”
I didn’t realize it then, but my last baseball game was not the end of my relationship with my teammates or the university. I’ve stayed in touch with a number of my teammates, and some of them have become my closest friends. During Homecoming weekend, I get together with former teammates, and even participate in the annual Alumni Home Run Derby.
Outside of my friendships with former teammates, UC is intertwined through many other aspects of my life. I
|Ryan, his wife Stacy, and daughter Elle|
As I return to campus on Oct. 18-20, I will reminisce about some of my favorite college memories, and also show my appreciation for a university that’s given me so much.
I hope to see you at Homecoming 2013! Go Bearcats!
Ryan Minges, BUS ’01
P.S: If you live in the Charlotte area and want to get more involved with UC, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.