UC student lifted by fellow Bearcats

Abby Klare is president of two student organizations at the University of Cincinnati, a Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS scholar and is currently in co-op. She traveled to India in January and completed an internship last summer. 

Abby Klare in IndiaShe’s accomplished all of this her first year and a half at UC.

Klare also has a sense of humor. As she rattles off all the things she loves about UC’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business and its economics department, she promises it’s not the latte and brownie she’s consuming that make her so effusive.

“By housing economics in the College of Business, UC has committed to exposing students to both the quantitative and qualitative side,” she says with a big smile. “Your options are so wide. You can do so many things.”

Klare is quick to point out that many of her opportunities were made possible by other Bearcats, specifically Dan Kautz and Woody Uible, BA, ’75.

Kautz and Uible support the economics department through the Kautz-Uible Fund, which provides scholarships and additional student experiences. Not only do Kautz and Uible financially support the economics department, the two men mentor students, attend programs and, most recently, traveled with students and faculty to India. Klare was one of the students on this trip and received funding as a Kautz-Uible Amanda Wait Fellow.

“The effort Dan and Woody made to get to know the students on the trip shows how incredibly generous they are,” Klare says. “They were very intentional about experiencing the trip the way we were experiencing it. They’ve earned the place to be above student status, but they elected not to live that way while we were there. And that was really, really cool.”

The support of fellow Bearcats didn’t end or begin with this trip, Klare says. Since day one as a Kautz-Uible Fellow, UC alumni and donors have helped her reach her potential. Nicholas Puncer, BBA ’10, a Kautz-Uible Fund Trustee, met with Klare as a mentor early in her academic career. This conversation led to a summer internship and her current co-op at Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel.

Klare also has quarterly calls with alumna Amanda Wait, BA ’00. Wait is a former Kautz-Uible Fellow who leads Lindner’s Women in Economics Initiative and is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright in Washington D.C.

“I can’t think of anything more meaningful, to make me more proud of my university, and make me want to give back someday than the way Amanda, Dan and Woody have influenced me,” Klare says. “What they’ve been able to create with the Kautz-Uible Fund experience is unparalleled.”

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