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Alumni honored for achievements

The UC Alumni Association honored five remarkably accomplished alumni at the UC Distinguished Alumni Celebration in June. The event and its awards provide an annual opportunity to celebrate the many contributions and overall excellence of UC alumni in countless fields of endeavor throughout the world.

For more about this year’s honorees and the opportunity to nominate alumni for the 2014 awards, visit www.uc.edu/alumni/dac.

Photos/Jay Yocis



President Santa Ono touted the many reasons why he calls UC the #HottestCollegeInAmerica, including “alumni like those we honor tonight, who graduate, then go out and change the world.”

UC President Santa Ono stands at a podium with a dramatic illuminated sign in the background of the UC Alumni Association.
Three alumni honorees, Rob Richardson Jr., Bob Coppola and Jeffery Burgin, display their awards.



The Jeffrey Hurwitz Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award recipients were (from the left) Rob Richardson Jr., Eng ‘02, JD ‘05, and Bob Coppola, CECH ‘00. Joining them is Mosaic Award recipient Jeffery Burgin, A&S ‘97.


Bill Keating Jr., Bus ‘76, JD ‘79, received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award, honoring his leadership on various initiatives that have enhanced the alumni experience for his fellow Bearcats. He said he continues to be inspired by a sign he had seen on a dorm wall years ago, which read, “If you want a degree, go to class. If you want an education, get involved.”

Bill Keating Jr., honored with the Alumni Distinguished Service Award, stands at a podium.
Dr. Joseph Broderick, who received the William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement, sits with his father, Dr. Joseph Broderick.



Dr. Joseph Broderick, MD ‘82, right, is pleased to receive the William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement with his father, Dr. Joseph Broderick. The elder Broderick, called “a terrific role model” by his son, began the family tradition of practicing medicine. They are among two dozen physicians in three generations of the Broderick family, most of whom have ties to UC.