Presidential Medal of Graduate Student Excellence

A medal with the university seal hanging on a black and red ribbon.

Established in 2017, the Presidential Medal of Graduate Student Excellence (PMGSE) is a prestigious honor awarded by the university president to exceptional graduate students who are graduating from their master's or doctoral program. These students best exemplify scholarship, leadership, character, service and the ideals of the University of Cincinnati. Recipients will be recognized at the All University Recognition Ceremony in April and the commencement ceremony.

The PMGSE application process is coordinated by the Graduate Student Government (GSG). Please visit their website for application requirements and award criteria

2022 Recipient

2021 Recipient

2020 Recipient

2019 Recipients

  • Caitlin Doyle, English & Comparative Literature (Creative Writing, Poetry), PhD
  • Courtney Giannini, Medical Scientist Training Program (Environmental Health, Epidemiology), MD/PhD

2018 Recipients

  • Batsheva Guy, Educational Studies, PhD
  • Ryan Makinson, Neuroscience, PhD

2017 Recipients

  • Kendra Leahy Denlinger, Chemistry, PhD
  • Jessica Ross, Neuroscience, PhD
  • Sid Thatham, Chemical Engineering, MEng and Business Administration, MBA