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Leadership medal awarded to five UC graduates

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The recipients of the University of Cincinnati Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence were introduced at a recognition ceremony on Sunday afternoon.

UC President Santa Ono was on hand to present the prestigious awards to Lane Hart, Megan McDonald, William Mcllwain IV, Nicholas Shah and Mark Schrutte.

A UC tradition since 2002, the recipients of the Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence are selected for their academic excellence, their commitment to co-curricular activities, their citizenship in support of the university's goals and values, their dedication to diversity and their potential for future success and achievement.

The recipients will receive special recognition at their All-University Commencement ceremonies April 27 in Fifth Third Arena.

The bronze medal features the university's crest on the front and the recipient's name on the back.

The 2013 honorees were selected from 28 applications of graduating seniors and 12 finalists.

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