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OneUK Partner Fischer Homes takes first step toward holistic engagement by supporting DanceBlue Marathon

Fischer Homes, an inaugural cohort member of OneUK, completed the first action item on its OneUK engagement plan—the homebuilder, headquartered in Northern Kentucky, sponsored an hour at UK’s DanceBlue Marathon. OneUK is the University of Kentucky’s new comprehensive business engagement program aimed at fostering stronger relationships with strategic partners. Through OneUK, Fischer Homes has identified three primary goals for the partnership:

Walmart & University of Kentucky partner for lunch and learn event

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky’s Stuckert Career Center and the Office of Business Engagement partnered with Walmart to host a 'lunch & learn' session aimed at providing UK staff with insights into career opportunities within the company. The event was held at the Gatton Student Center on Tuesday, March 28th.

UK launches OneUK, an innovative holistic business engagement program for strategic partnerships

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 17, 2024) — The University of Kentucky has launched OneUK, a holistic business engagement program aimed at deepening relationships with strategic industry partners. OneUK marks a significant milestone in the university's commitment to fostering long-term collaborations that drive mutual benefits and maximize impact.

Rotating Through Possibilities

When thinking of graduation, it is easy to envision the traditional 22-year-old living with four roommates in an old apartment in the center of Lexington. However, this stereotypical image of university life isn't always the case. It certainly wasn't the case for Anji Chester.

UK announces FoodChain as 2022-23 Cornerstone Community Innovation Partner

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2022) — The University of Kentucky is pleased to announce the next Cornerstone Community Innovation Partner (CIP) for the 2022-23 academic year. This year’s partner is FoodChain, which will have an ongoing presence at the Cornerstone to increase community engagement with students and faculty. This 12-month long partnership is intended to help foster the Cornerstone’s vision of innovation and entrepreneurship through building connection between the community and the university.

UK True Lean Program Connects Local Chick-fil-A to an Innovative System

In 1992, before there was a drive-thru in Lexington to quickly grab an order of waffle fries, Jeff Stryker became the CFA operator at the Fayette Mall Chick-fil-A. “There were no free-standing restaurants at the time, and hours were only from 10-9,” Stryker recalled.

Cintas: Cultivating a Sustainable Leadership Pipeline

When people think of Cintas, they may envision khaki pants, fire extinguishers, or first aid boxes. When Kara Howard and Phil Blandford, long-term employees, think of the company, they feel an overwhelming sense of familial empowerment. “When I go into a location, I feel warmth,” said Howard. “There is a drive, a will to win, and to lift everyone up and elevate each other. There are so many opportunities for development that no one is clamoring another to get ahead.”

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