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UC Blue Ash Five Facts: December 6, 2016

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In this edition:

  • A longtime UC Blue Ash professor is appointed to lead UC’s new Emeriti Center;
  • The number of grads and degrees/certificates earned this fall is up from last year;
  • And our alumni spotlight shines on a grad whose career took flight, thanks to his time at our college.

December 6, 2016 Edition

Pat Mezinskis was appointed Director of UC’s Emeriti Center.

Pat Mezinskis was appointed Director of UC’s Emeriti Center.

New Emeriti Leadership.

Congratulations to UCBA Professor Emerita Pat Mezinskis on her recent appointment as Director of the Emeriti Center at UC!  The center is new for the University and joins other universities including Emory, Clemson, and USC, that have developed Emeriti centers on their campuses. Pat dedicated 25 years of her career to our nursing program as a professor and researcher. In her new role, she will work with the Emeriti Association Board, to increase the participation of UC’s Emeriti, including opportunities for continued research, presentations, and mentoring. Read more about her appointment here.

Our vet tech students draw blood from a service dog as part of a past Canine Corps Health Clinic.

Our vet tech students draw blood from a service dog as part of a past Canine Corps Health Clinic.

Top Dogs on Campus.

There will be more dogs than usual in our veterinary technology labs this weekend. The Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association is teaming up with our vet tech program to host the 23rd Annual Canine Corps Health Clinic this Sunday, December 11. More than 50 working dogs from law enforcement and search and rescue agencies throughout the area will receive their annual physical exams. Several veterinarians volunteer their time for the event and some of our advanced vet tech students will assist with portions of the physical exams.

Congratulations to all of our new grads!

Congratulations to all of our new grads!

Fall Commencement.

UC’s fall commencement takes place this weekend. We have 108 UC Blue Ash students who earned 113 degrees/certificates this fall; that’s up from 101 students/104 awards last year. The ceremonies are on Friday, December 9 for doctoral and master’s graduates, and for undergraduates on Saturday, December 10. Click here to learn more about the plans.

UC Blue Ash alum Chris Hummer works on the design for Air Force jets.

UC Blue Ash alum Chris Hummer works on the design for Air Force jets.

Alumni Spotlight.

Chris Hummer credits the education he received at UC Blue Ash as the key to getting his educational and professional career off the ground. After spending two years at our college, Chris earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from UC. Today, he works as a computational aerodynamicist for the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson base in Dayton. Chris remains very loyal to his UCBA roots and serves as a member of our UC Blue Ash Alumni Council. His profile is featured on our website this month.

Perceptions of Self – The Person and the People is on display this week at the UCBA Art Gallery.

Perceptions of Self – The Person and the People is on display this week at the UCBA Art Gallery.

A Different Kind of Selfie.

The UC Blue Ash student art show, Perceptions of Self – The Person and the People, is on display this week at the Art Gallery in the Annex. An opening reception will be held today (12/6) from 4:00–6:00 p.m.  Stop by to see some of the amazing self-portraits created by students in both Art & Visual Communication (foundation drawing) and Electronic Media Communications (photography). The show will be on display through the end of this week. Visit our gallery website for more details coming soon.

Quote of the Week

“It’s fine to celebrate success, but it’s more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

– Bill Gates

Photo of the Week

Good luck on your final exams and projects!

Good luck on your final exams and projects!

About UC Blue Ash College

UC Blue Ash College is a regional college within the University of Cincinnati. It offers one of the best values in higher education with access to a nationally recognized UC education in nearly 50 degrees and certificates, as well as tuition that is about half of most colleges and universities. The college is located on a scenic 135-acre wooded campus in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio.

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