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University of Cincinnati Awards

William J. Keating, Sr. '50

Many UC College of Law alumni have received awards from the University of Cincinnati.

The William Howard Taft Medal Award

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 Alumni 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, 27th president and 10th Chief Justice of the United States, as well as a Dean and 1880 graduate of the UC law school.

  • Dr. William J. Keating B.B.A. /J.D. '50
The Jeffrey Hurwitz Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award

This award is given to a UC graduate, 35 years of age or younger, 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.

  • Rob Richardson '05
Alumni Distinguished Service Award

Dedicated alumni who, through their service, make an outstanding contribution to their university are usually over-modest, always unpaid, and unthinking of reward. Nonetheless, recognition is important, for an action that begins by aiding the advancement of a university ends in the improvements of the social structure in which we live. The UC Alumni Association issues the Alumni Distinguished Service Awards to provide that recognition for those who have faithfully rendered outstanding service to the University of Cincinnati.

  • Daniel M. Bennie '73
  • Frederick H. Braun '56
  • Bill Keating, Jr. '79
  • Hon. Beth A. Myers '82
  • Alton E. Purcell '27
  • Dr. John L. Strubbe '48
  • Stephen G. Thompson '83
  • Wilbert L. Ziegler '56
University of Cincinnati Award of Excellence

This award honors a significant contribution to the mission and the stature of the University as a result of an individual's efforts in their fields of endeavor.

  • Richard T. Dugan '61
  • Adele L. Goldstein '37
  • Bruce Petrie '50
  • Charles Sawyer '11
  • Milton J. Schloss, Sr. '37
University of Cincinnati Honorary Degree

The Honorary Degree provides appropriate recognition by the University for attainment of extraordinary distinction, and serves to exemplify the highest purposes and ideals of the University in its recipients. The Honorary Degree represents the highest award given by the University of Cincinnati.

Name UC Law Grad Year Honorary Degree Year
Helen Elise Austin 1930 L.H.D. 1969
Michael R. Barrett 1977 D. Humane Letters 2002
Alfred B. Benedict 1880 LL.D. 1917
Theodore Moody Berry 1931 LL.D. 1968
Daniel P. Carmichael 1968 Doctor of Laws 2006
Stanley M. Chesley 1960 D. Humane Letters 1993
Chase Mason Davies 1924 LL.D. 1959
Robert Henry Day 1891 LL.D. 1933
Frank F. Dinsmore 1891 LL.D. 1948
William I. Grubb 1885 LL.D. 1933
John H. Hermainis 1948 Doctor of Laws 1992
William J. Keating 1950 LL.D. 1975
William J. Keating, Jr. 1979 L.H.D. 2001
John W. Keefe 1939 LL.D. 1984
Joseph P. Kinneary 1933 LL.D. 1991
Robert W. Manss 1933 LL.D. 1968
Carrington T. Marshall 1892 LL.D. 1925
Louis Nippert 1928 Ll.D. 1971
John Weld Peck 1938 LL.D. 1965
Robert C. Pugh 1878 LL.D. 1921
William Shaw Richardson 1943 LL.D. 1967
Carl B. Rubin 1944 D. Laws 1988
Charles Sawyer 1911 LL.D. 1950
Milton J. Schloss, Sr. 1937 D. Com. Science 1995
Will P. Stevenson 1895 LL.D. 1933
Robert A. Taft II 1976 LL.D. 2000
William Howard Taft 1880 LL.D. 1925
Willis Van Devanter 1881 LL.D. 1927
Paul Charles Weick 1920 LL.D. 1965
David White 1876 D. Sc. 1923