Dec 28, 2010

Looking Back at 2010: Proudly Cincinnati at UC

Can you believe the final days of 2010 are upon us already? New Year’s is a natural time for reflection, as we pause to take stock of the year gone by before turning our focus to the challenges and opportunities that await in 2011. And after considering just some of the wonderful happenings at UC in the past 12 months, there’s little doubt 2010 was a great year to be Proudly Cincinnati.

We want to thank everyone – from faculty, staff and students, to alumni, friends and supporters – for helping make this a year to remember. We hope the New Year brings even more wonderful things to each and every one of you, and we thank you for reading our blog. Be safe and enjoy celebrating the New Year with your family and friends!

As we bid farewell to 2010, here’s our top-10 list of reasons we were Proudly Cincinnati in 2010:
  1. Being part of four of the five Centers of Excellence named so far by the state of Ohio and the Ohio Board of Regents
  2. Being named the only public “Green University” in Ohio by The Princeton Review.
  3. Doubling the number of start-up companies sparked by UC researchers.
  4. Launching of the student-led Proudly Pennies campaign and the "1819" alumni giving effort.
  5. Formation of the new UC Health system.
  6. Launching our new strategic plan, UC2019 – Accelerating Our Transformation.
  7. Ranking among the top 200 World Universities, according to The Times Higher Education magazine in London.
  8. Welcoming the largest enrollment in UC history, with over 41,350 students arriving in fall quarter.
  9. Being named one of the world's most beautiful college campuses by Forbes Magazine.
  10. Reaching the $715-million mark in our $1 billion Proudly Cincinnati Campaign.
 What were you most excited about? Is there something we missed? Weigh in below and let us know!


  1. I was excited to watch the Jefferson Ave. Sports Complex being built and the bubble go up!

  2. Nice list! I am most excited about 1819 & Proudly Pennies efforts. If we can each ask an alum to give back to our great university, the value of the UC diploma gets even better. Let's go CATS!

  3. We were too, Megan! It's all thanks to the generosity of our incredible donors. @Designerystuff - ditto to everything you said!