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Accomplishments hailed at UC Distinguished Alumni Celebration

The excellence of the University of Cincinnati alumni family was on full display at the 2012 UC Distinguished Alumni Celebration, held June 14 in the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center on campus.

"These alumni have gone on to become remarkable leaders and difference-makers at UC and in our communities," said UC Alumni Association executive director Myron Hughes, Bus '86. "The university is honored to have such high caliber alumni representing UC around the world and to have played some part in their successes."

Some of exemplary alumni honored this year included Thomas Horwitz, DAAP '78, '81, Alumni Distinguished Service Award; Willie F. Carden, Jr., Univ '80, Bus '86, UCAA Mosaic Award; Thomas H. Humes, Jr., Bus '71, A&S '77, William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement; Andrea Zahumensky, CEAS '00, Jeffrey Hurwitz Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award; Joseph P. Judge, Bus '00, Jeffrey Hurwitz Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award.

UCAA offers free workshops for career changes

In survey after survey, alumni of all colleges and universities say that "career development assistance" is something they want from their schools.

The UC Alumni Association has responded with a suite of resources designed to help UC alums better understand the dynamics of career management and the job-search process, while also enhancing their career navigational skills and marketability.

"We want to help our alumni become more capable of managing the various challenges that come with career change, whether it's strategically planned or sudden and unexpected," says Jen Schuster, Bus '08, M (Bus) '09, the UC Alumni Association's programs and services committee chair. "We can't facilitate personal job searches, but we can help provide the tools and tips that put our alumni in a better position to succeed -- to help create 'a better you' within the context of the ongoing need for career fulfillment."

To that end, the UC Alumni Association is offering a series of free interactive workshops in October to provide alums with practical career-change tools and strategies. Presented by noted career strategist and author Julie Bauke, the program, called "Want a New Career? Strategies for Change -- at Any Age," will help participants manage the issues surrounding an unfulfilling job or uncertain career. Participants will better understand when to change careers, how to assess their skills and how to leverage networking as a career-change strategy.

The three-part workshop will take place Oct. 9, 16 and 23, from 7:30-9 p.m., at the Myers Alumni Center on campus. Alumni can also participate remotely from anywhere as each workshop will be streamed live. For more information, visit Alumni Association career services.