Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Marketing Student Wins Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence

Submitted: 8/24/2009 10:06:50
  • Ryan Rosensweig is one of three graduating seniors presented with the award.

The 23-year-old Clifton resident, Walnut Hills High School graduate and Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS scholar and University Honors student is earning his bachelor's degree in marketing, sustainable urban engineering and design intelligence from the UC College of Business.

The 2008-2009 Student Body President plans to continue his studies in graduate school at UC, focusing on the Live Well Collaborative (LWC), a non-profit organization that creates product and service innovations to the over-age-50 population.

His co-op experiences have included working for Cintas Corporation and designing Web sites for online charitable giving with local social entrepreneurs.

Rosensweig led the reestablishment of UC's Alpha Epsilon Pi Jewish Fraternity in 2004 and has previously served as fraternity president. In 2007, the chapter was recognized as the most outstanding delegation in the Midwest. He serves on the board of UC's Hillel Jewish Student Center. Rosensweig was active in the establishment of Think Ohio, a statewide student initiative to lobby the state for support in higher education.

His study abroad experiences in Paris, China, Thailand, Korea, Nicaragua and India all focused on driving positive change. As a Presidential Fellow with the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, Rosensweig pursued an independent research project examining the U.S. president's role in overcoming social, environmental and economic challenges. Additionally, Rosensweig fulfilled commitments made to the Clinton Global Initiative University and SHOUTAmerica, creating campus-wide sustainability and health care initiatives.

He is a founder of UC's Cat Pack A Cappella Group and is a member of UC's Men of Metro, Order of Omega, Omicron Delta Kappa and Cincinnatus Society honoraries. "I have known Ryan throughout his career at UC and have always been impressed not only by his dedication to learning and growing professionally, but also by his focused dedication to making the world a better one," says Ric Sweeney, a member of the marketing faculty in the College of Business.

Rosensweig is about to become a third-generation UC alumnus. His 101-year-old grandfather, Herman Rosensweig, says he entered UC in 1944 through a government program, focusing on advanced forms of mathematics geared toward developing workers for war defense factories during World War II. Ryan Rosensweig's father, Hugh, is a graduate of the College of Business ('57) and his mother, Maureen, earned a master's degree from the UC School of Social Work in 1977.