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WATCH: What We Accomplished Together in 2018

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 21, 2018) — At the University of Kentucky, we call it “the power of We.”

It’s the idea that, together, Kentucky can do anything.

Kentucky can change a state. Kentucky can even change a world.

This past year, we showed in compelling and compassionate ways the power of we. This video underscores in words and pictures the power of collective thought and action, harnessed together in the cadence of a common voice. 

This year alone, together, we launched a capital campaign — Kentucky Can: The 21st Century Campaign for UK — that focuses on the needs of students and the future of a state.

Our graduation and retention rates — measures of how we help students succeed — reached record high levels.

UK HealthCare’s Chandler Hospital was named the top hospital in Kentucky for the third year in a row, reflecting the reach of our capacity to heal from Pikeville to Paducah.

Our Markey Cancer Center was designated again as a National Cancer Institute, providing evidence that our goal to cut cancer rates by half in Kentucky is more than a dream, it’s a path to progress that we are boldly forging.

We continued our campus transformation, opening new facilities — including a Student Center and Research Building — that serve as gathering spaces for critical conversations and focal points for solutions that address Kentucky’s most daunting challenges.

And, one of our own, Hadeel Abdallah, was named UK’s 10th Rhodes Scholar — an acknowledgment that a community dedicated to learning and belonging can open incredible doors of opportunity for our students.

Those are only a few examples among countless others that demonstrate the sense of dogged determination, purpose, hope and compassion that define this special place.

We are the University of Kentucky.

We believe in the power of we because every day we see it in action. We see it come to life — because of you.

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The University of Kentucky's impact is felt on campus — and beyond. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: uky.edu/uk4ky. #uk4ky #seeblue