Alumni Profiles

Profile: Melanie Bates

April 1, 2002 |

There have been a few firsts in Melanie Bates’ life: first woman in her family to go away to college; first wave of females admitted to the University in the early 1970s; first woman graduate to serve on the alumni … Read More

Profile: Steven Easley

January 1, 2002 |

Steven Easley remembers vividly the moment his life turned around. It was the day he arrived by bus at Valley Forge Military College in rural Wayne, Pa., expecting to take a tour but discovering it was actually check-in day.

He … Read More

Profile: Bryan Reinhart

January 1, 2002 |

The first time Bryan Reinhart traveled in a foreign land, he went for fun–backpacking, scuba diving, and surfing for five months across New Zealand and Australia. The second time, he reflected on his life and his goals while traipsing across … Read More

Profile: Kip Noschese

January 1, 2002 |

On Saturday mornings, 6-year-old Kip Noschese had a routine: a bowl of cereal for breakfast while watching “Speed Racer,” “Scooby Doo” and the rest of his favorite cartoons. Fast-forward to today, and the 26-year-old Noschese’s life isn’t much different. He … Read More

Profile: Molly Humbert

January 1, 2002 |

For most people, laundry and housework are boring, but not for Molly Humbert. Her love of Tide and Gain and Swiffer have taken her from coast to coast and to racetracks around the country.

Humbert, a supervisor of external relations … Read More

Profile: De Asa Nichols

October 1, 2001 |

De Asa Nichols wants to make a positive impact on race relations in Cincinnati. But you won’t see her marching in a protest or boycotting any businesses. Quite the contrary, in fact. Her approach is from the other side—support, assist … Read More

Profile: Douglas French

October 1, 2001 |

Douglas French runs a $6 billion company with 87,000 employees. He knows business. So tap him for the secret of successfully running such a massive corporation and his answer is simple: kayaking. Forget about all that lunchtime advice from Morrie … Read More

Profile: Craig Giesze

October 1, 2001 |

What do you do with an economics degree, skills in four languages, proficiency with technology and “a crazy ability to combine it all?” If you’re like Craig Giesze, you earn a law degree and open the first full-service, virtual law … Read More

Profile: Gary Wahoff

July 1, 2001 |

In early April, the Cincinnati Reds were en route from Pittsburgh to New York for the final leg of a 10-game road trip when the announcement came from the cockpit: All New York airports were closed because of fog, and … Read More

Profile: Keith Conway

July 1, 2001 |

After a field trip to a museum, most 9-year-olds leave with a gift shop souvenir. Keith Conway left with a dream. “As soon as I saw a dinosaur fossil on a trip to a museum in the fourth grade,” he … Read More