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UC Blue Ash Graduates Take Big Step Toward Their Dreams


December 15, 2014 – More than 75 UC Blue Ash College students are a step closer to their dreams after graduating in the University of Cincinnati 2014 Fall Commencement ceremony at Fifth Third Arena on December 13.

The Dean of UC Blue Ash College, Dr. Cady Short-Thompson, was there to shake the hand of each of the new graduates, as she is for each commencement. “Graduation is my favorite day as dean. I love to see the joy and pride on the faces of our graduates as they realize this tremendous achievement,” said Short-Thompson.

A total of 2,083 students graduated from the across the university. Andrew J. Young, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and mayor of Atlanta, as well as a noted civil rights leader, provided the commencement address.

Some of the new grads from UC Blue Ash will transition to the UC campus in Clifton to continue their education, while others will put their degree to work right away in their chosen profession.

Among the UC Blue Ash graduates, 66 received their associate degree in a wide range of programs, including pre-business administration, biology, chemistry and information technology.  Another 13 graduates earned a bachelor’s degree from UC Blue Ash in Applied Administration, which provides students with skills in collaboration, communication, and strategic thinking.

The spring semester at UC Blue Ash begins on January 12, 2015.

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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