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The End of a Decade: What Happened in the 2010’s at UC Blue Ash


As we enter a brand-new decade in 2020, it’s a good time to reflect on milestones or important achievements during each of the past ten years at UC Blue Ash College. From officially changing the name of the college, to record-setting donations that continue to help the college grow, a lot has happened at UC Blue Ash this past decade.


Enrollment at UC Blue Ash exceeds 5,000 students for the first time in the history of the college. The college continues to rank as one of the largest regional colleges in Ohio.


The UC Board of Trustees formally approve changing the name of the college from Raymond Walters to UC Blue Ash. This helps reinforce to community members and students that the college is – and always has been – part of the University of Cincinnati! 


To continue to honor Raymond Walters – the longest serving president of UC (23 years) – the college holds a formal dedication ceremony renaming the Science and Allied Health Building as Walters Hall. 


A major renovation of the first floor of Muntz Hall is completed. The library is updated, and Bleecker St. Café, Community Commons, and the Courtyard are added to the college to accommodate a growing student body.


Our UC Smiles program reached the milestone of 1,000 children served. The program was created in 2010 to partner with local school districts and provide free oral health check-ups to schoolchildren, while also providing valuable experience for our dental hygiene students. 


The Bachelor’s in Radiation Science Technology is offered fully online for the first time to meet the growing demand from students.


Construction begins on a brand-new building, Progress Hall, which was completed in 2017. The 16,000 square-foot building provides new classrooms and faculty offices that help the college keep up with growing enrollments. 


UC Blue Ash celebrates a milestone year as it marks the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1967.  There were a wide range of events throughout the year, including the 50th Anniversary Gala.


Successful businessman and UC Blue Ash Distinguished Alumnus, Eric Broyles, donates $1 million to go toward scholarships for students at the college. This is the largest gift in the history of the college. 


The first students in the new Honors Program at UC Blue Ash graduate from the college. There were 60 students in the initial class for the program. A total of 174 students graduate with honors. 

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