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UC Blue Ash Five Facts: February 22, 2017

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In this edition:

  • A UCBA faculty member is being honored for exemplary service to the university;
  • See which recent UCBA student is featured in the current success spotlight;
  • And the votes are in for the top story from our college in 2016.

February 22, 2017 Edition

Professor Tracy Herrmann was named a recipient of the 2017 Faculty Senate Exemplary Service award.

Professor Tracy Herrmann was named a recipient of the 2017 Faculty Senate Exemplary Service award.

Honored for Exemplary Service.

Congratulations to Tracy Herrmann for being named a recipient of the 2017 Faculty Senate Exemplary Service to the University of Cincinnati Award! Tracy has served on the UC Faculty Senate since 2007, including the past two years as chair. She was also a member of the executive search committee responsible for hiring new UC President, Neville Pinto. Tracy continues to be a valued faculty member at our college where she has served in various leadership roles in the radiologic technology program and her commitment to learning, teaching and collaboration has made her a nationally recognized leader in her field. Kudos, Tracy!

Join us in welcoming President Pinto to UC Blue Ash College on February 23.

Join us in welcoming President Pinto to UC Blue Ash College on February 23.

President Pinto Visit Update.

Neville Pinto started his role as UC’s 30th president on Monday. He will be on our campus tomorrow, February 23, to meet everyone and get up to speed on all of the awesome things happening at UC Blue Ash. Dr. Pinto will have an introductory meeting that is open all students, faculty and staff from 2:00 – 2:45 pm in Muntz Auditorium; please join us if you are able. Later in the day he will have separate meetings with a group of UCBA students and members of the Administrative Team before taking a tour of our new building, Progress Hall. The Cincinnati Enquirer profiled Dr. Pinto earlier this week, you can read the feature here.

Anastassia Jenjebir credits the education she received at UCBA with preparing her for a smooth transition to the UC College of Pharmacy.

Anastassia Jenjebir credits the education she received at UCBA with preparing her for a smooth transition to the UC College of Pharmacy.

Filling a Prescription for Success.

Anastassia Jenjebir is in the spotlight on the homepage of our website as we highlight her successful transition to the UC College of Pharmacy. Anastassia was well known at UCBA as an outstanding student (4.0 in pre-pharmacy), a student ambassador, a co-founder of our UCBA Chemistry Club, and a tutor in the Science Learning Lab. At UC Uptown she was recently elected as student government president at the College of Pharmacy – anyone surprised by this?? Check out the profile and video of Anastassia on our website.

Students re-locate sea turtle eggs after their nest was damaged on a beach in Costa Rica.

Students re-locate sea turtle eggs after their nest was damaged on a beach in Costa Rica.

Study Abroad Wins!

The votes are tallied and it looks like our story on the 2016 study abroad program was the favorite, with a total of 17 votes. The Community Dental Day hosted by our Dental Hygiene Department came in second. There are so many great stories to tell about the students, faculty, staff and programs at UC Blue Ash College. We appreciate you helping us share our news and highlight the people who make our college special and unique. Please keep your news and story ideas coming! You can see the results from the Top Stories of 2016 voting here.

Congratulations to the winners of the UC Blue Ash College Chili Cook-Off.

Congratulations to the winners of the UC Blue Ash College Chili Cook-Off.

Chili Winners.

Congratulations to Tom Stringfield (mild), Joseph Gallagher (hot), and Christopher Gulgas (nuclear) for winning their respective categories in the UC Blue Ash College Chili Cook-Off that was held on Valentine’s Day. Apparently we have some talented cooks among our faculty! A total of 89 people voted on the 7 entries – there were two in the mild category, two in hot, and three in nuclear. Thanks for the UCBA Staff and Social Wellness Committee for hosting the event and to building operations manager, Jason Rutledge for coordinating.

Quote of the Week

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Photo of the Week

A new era begins as Neville Pinto gets to work on his first day as UC’s new president. A new era begins as Neville Pinto gets to work on his first day as UC’s new president.

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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