Mr. Bearcat | Grilliot Award | EXCEL – Undergraduate | EXCEL – Graduate | Westerbeck Award | Trosper Award | Dornoff Award | Outstanding Undergraduate | Outstanding Graduate – Research & Teaching | Student Leader | Student Organization
Since 1958, one senior man of each year's graduating class across the entire university is chosen for the Mr. Bearcat Award. The award honors his academic success, demonstrated leadership in diverse settings and for his significant contribution to the University of Cincinnati, all while displaying "Bearcat spirit."
Despite being one of 13 colleges, the award has been won 33 of 57 times by a Lindner College of Business student.
2015 Ben Keefe, BBA '15
2014 Joe Blizzard, BS, MBA '14
2013 Lane Hart, BBA '13
2012 J.K. Schaffer, BS '12
2011 Drew Smith, BBA '11
2010 Brad Stephens, BBA '10
2009 Nate Smith, BBA'09
2008 Zach Bryson, BS '08
2007 Dominic Berardi, BBA '07
2006 Matt Mezinskis, BBA '06
2005 Justin Shafer, BBA '05
2004 Kyle Neumann, BBA '04
2003 Jay Hummel, BBA '02, MS '03
2002 John Schulke, BBA '02
2001 Jahi Edwards, BBA '01
2000 Shaun Simpson, BBA '00
1999 Matt Wideman, BBA '99
1998 Carey Tapp, BSIE '98
1997 Kevin Stealey, BSCH '97
1996 Roger Stateczny, BBA '96
1995 Dave Hundley, BA '95 (economics)
1994 Greg Rubin, BBA '94
1993 Drew Becher, BUP '93
1992 Greg Wolf, BBA '92, BSIM '92
Brian Rudie, BSME '92
1991 Kyle Stroh, BBA '91, JD '94
1990 Kirk Perry, BBA '90
1989 Bill Ogle, BBA '89
1988 Stan Carroll, ATT '88
1987 Bob Hehemann, BSME '87
1986 Dave Sharp, BBA '86
1985 Rick Posey, BARC '85
1984 Mike Perry, BA '84
1983 Glenn Kwiat, BS '83, MD '87
1982 Scott Glaser, BA '82
1981 Stu Lohrum, BSIE '81
1980 Mike Clark, BA '80
1979 Karl Schmitt, BBA '79, MBA '81
1978 Mark Duffey, BBA '78
1977 Randy Smith, BBA '77, BSIM '77
1976 Steve Wunder, BS '76, MD '80
1975 Dan Long, BSIM '75
1974 Dick Thornburgh, BBA '74
1973 Milt Duclaux, BBA '73
1972 Jim Burch, BA '72
1971 Tom Humes, BBA '71, MA '77
1970 Jim Kodros, BSED '70
1969 Mike Ullman, BSIM '69, HON '06
1968 Tom Macejko, BS '68, MD '72
1967 Denny Reigle, BA '67
1966 Ned Lautenbach, BA '66
1965 Jerry Momper, BA '65, MBA '66
1964 Lynn Mueller, BBA '64, MBA, '66
1963 Ken Elder, BA '63, MBA '66
1962 Neal Berte, BA '62, MA '62, PhD '66,
1961 James Woodard, BBA '61
1960 David Woody, BBA '60, MBA '67
1959 Alan Cors, BA '59, JD '61
1958 Jack Hallerman, CHE '58
The Grilliot Award is given each year to a College of Business faculty member who has performed extraordinary service to students and student organizations and has advanced good relations between students and faculty. The award was established in the memory of Harold Grilliot, a gifted Accounting faculty member who was well known as an excellent teacher, mentor and friend to students throughout his career. He was faculty advisor of Alpha Kappa Psi and was always available and willing to help students with problems and career decisions. This award was established in his memory following the untimely death of Professor Grilliot in 1984 and serves to highlight the importance of service to our students.
Dr. Michael Dean, Professor or Marketing, established the Excellence in Classroom Education and Learning, or EXCEL Award, to honor individuals for outstanding teaching of undergraduate students. The College of Business recognizes, on an annual basis, one undergraduate teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the College, University and profession through excellence in undergraduate teaching. This award recognizes a faculty member who regards teaching as a central purpose of the University, balances academic theories with current workplace applications, actively provides advice and academic counseling to students and stimulates student achievement.
The Graduate Excellence in Classroom Education and Learning (Graduate EXCEL) award was established by Dr. Michael L. Dean to honor individuals who have made a sustained effort to provide graduate education that is consistently exceptional. This award recognizes a faculty member who challenges students to meet high standards, demonstrates a command of the discipline, delivers content in a dynamic, stimulating format, is always available for clarification and extra help, provides added value outside the classroom setting and shares expertise and knowledge that has application in the workplace.
This award recognizes excellence in graduate teaching. Selection is driven by graduate students with particular emphasis placed on junior faculty. Given annually, this award commends a faculty member who has demonstrated tremendous commitment to graduate teaching and student learning.The Graduate Excellence in Classroom Education and Learning (Graduate EXCEL) award was established by Dr. Michael L. Dean to honor individuals who have made a sustained effort to provide graduate education that is consistently exceptional. This award recognizes a faculty member who challenges students to meet high standards, demonstrates a command of the discipline, delivers content in a dynamic, stimulating format, is always available for clarification and extra help, provides added value outside the classroom setting and shares expertise and knowledge that has application in the workplace.
The College of Business established the PHYLLIS TROSPER SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD to recognize and reward a COB staff member who demonstrates high levels of customer service and performance, creates cooperative and positive interactions with the College's constituents, and carries out his/her job duties in ways that exceed standard expectations. The award was named for Phyllis Trosper, a former employee of the College, whose performance truly reflected the essence of the award
RONALD J. DORNOFF FELLOW OF TEACHING EXCELLENCE
This award was established in memory of Ronald J. Dornoff, a nationally recognized scholar in Marketing and distinguished leader in the College of Business. The Ronald J. Dornoff Fellow of Teaching Excellence encourages and rewards dedicated and effective teachers and faculty who strive to bring the very best out of their students and thoroughly prepare them for productive and satisfying careers in business.
The Student Leader of the Year award is presented to a leader of a Lindner College of Business student organization who excels in leading his or her organization. Student leaders can be any officer or volunteer of a student organization whose dedication, passion and overall excellence have helped the organization achieve success.
The Student Organization of the Year award is presented to the student organization within the Lindner College of Business that successfully promotes and supports professional growth and development of its members through activities, events, and other programs/initiatives held throughout the year.