UC Clermont to hold 50th anniversary celebration Sept. 22

Alumni, faculty, staff and community members are invited to milestone event

Alumni, community partners, faculty and staff are invited to UC Clermont’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, Sept. 22, at the college’s Batavia campus.

The event is part of yearlong festivities to mark five decades of service to students and the community. Since its inception, more than 100,000 students have attended the idyllic University of Cincinnati regional college set high on a wooded hilltop.

“For 50 years, UC Clermont has launched thousands of lives by staying true to the college’s founding principle — put students first,” said Dean Jeff Bauer. “This singular mission is at the heart of all we do.”

In the late 1960s, Clermont County community founders and UC leaders envisioned economic growth along the Appalachian corridor — and a college to provide academic and technical training for residents. On Sept. 25, 1972, Clermont General and Technical College opened its doors with 97 full-time and 184 part-time students. Today, UC Clermont College (the name was officially changed in 1987) boasts more than 2,300 students and 60 academic programs, including associate, bachelor, certificate and transfer pathways. The college currently serves students in 41 states and six countries.

Bauer is acutely aware of the profound impact the college has on the community. He has served as dean since May 2015 and as a business faculty member for 27 years. The 50th anniversary theme — Then. Now. Next. — was chosen to recognize the institution’s past accomplishments while celebrating its growth and future.

The September celebration will feature cocktails, dinner, a program and dancing under tents on the college green. More information and registration can be found at https://ucclermont.edu/50.html.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the college’s success and all those individuals who have played a part in serving our students,” Bauer said. “At the same time, we are excited for our next chapter, too.”

The college especially encourages UC Clermont alumni, retired faculty and community members to attend. For more information, registration and college memories, visit https://ucclermont.edu/50.html.   

UC Clermont 50th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022
4:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres & Cocktails
5:30 p.m.  Dinner & Program
6:30 p.m. Dancing to the Billy Rock Band

Event will be held outside under tents and on the grass; appropriate footwear recommended. Bearcat Chic attire (black/red, business casual) encouraged.

UC Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103


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