University of Cincinnati’s Excellence in Education Awards page

A significant event in the Cincinnatus Association calendar is our annual Education Awards – the selection and recognition of individuals who make outstanding contributions to education in our community – as teachers, administrators and volunteers.  The Association accepts nominations for each award from the public and, through a panel of academic and Association representatives, select winners on an annual basis.  An Education Awards Banquet is held each February, combining the presentation of the Cincinnatus Education Awards with the C3 Outstanding Educator Awards presented by the Education Departments of the University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University, Xavier University and the College of Mount St. Joseph. 

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Award Background & Information

James N. Jacobs Memorial Award of Excellence (annually since 1986)     Winners     Nomination Form

This award memorializes the outstanding lifetime contributions of James N. Jacobs (superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools 1976-1985) by recognizing an outstanding administrative employee of the Cincinnati Public Schools System.  This award grants a $500 stipend to the winner plus a $500 stipend the honoree’s school.

John E. Pepper Education Community Service Award (annually since 1999)     Winners     Nomination Form

This award memorializes the outstanding volunteer service and leadership to education of John E. Pepper (former Chairman of the Procter & Gamble Company). The award is given to an outstanding volunteer in our public school system.  John E. Pepper himself was the first recipient of this award which grants a $500 “stipend” to the charity of the recipient’s choice.

Cincinnatus – Woodward Trust Distinguished Teacher Award (annually since 2007)     Winners     Nomination Form

This award memorializes the outstanding contributions of William Woodward and the Cincinnatus Association to the development and furtherance of free education in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport.  This award recognizes the exceptional efforts and contributions of one or more teachers and grants a $500 stipend.  

Selection criteria for each award are described in the Nomination Form.  Nomination Forms are provided, but email and other nominations are accepted as long as they provide the information requested in the Nomination Form.  Nominations must be submitted to the Education Panel Chair within the timeframe announced annually. (The timeframe may vary from year-to-year to accommodate the timing of these and other events.)

The winners are selected by independent nomination review and judging processes.  Selections are final and may not be appealed.  The opinions and advice of the respective committees, panels and individual members are key factors in these decisions.

2015 Education Awards
Votruba Center at Northern Kentucky University – February 10, 2015

2014 Education Awards
Cintas Center at Xavier University – February 11, 2014

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