A college course disguised as a vacation with friends

It’s one thing to learn important lessons from history. But for Union students Kayla Miller and Natasha McWilliams-Nasser, seeing history firsthand means those lessons will last a lifetime. This summer, 10 Union Scholars students took…

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Adventist Health System Connects Union business student to Careers

Adventist Health System, with hospitals in Colorado and Kansas, provides significant financial support to Union College—through supporting various projects, establishing an endowed chair in the Division of Business and Computer Science, funding buildings and equipment…

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Changing the face of education

Jovannah Poor Bear-Adams remembers all the students who have come through Holbrook Academy. In her seven years there—first as girls’ dean and English teacher, then as vice principal, and now as Dean of Student Services…

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Gifting options for your IRA required minimum distribution

For Union alumni like Patricia Horst ’67, celebrating a 70th birthday is a wonderful milestone. But along with this life transition she must now take an annual required minimum distribution (RMD) from her individual retirement…

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The Making of a Chair

For Dr. Lisa Forbes, building leaders is about a lot more than teaching them to pursue strong bottom lines and balance sheets, but helping learn to follow Christ-like principles that change the world. Forbes holds…

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Redefining the mission field

Historically, we picture a mission field as a far-flung place where people need saving. But for many Union students like international relations major Jonathan Deemer, the mission field is everywhere: in our government, in our…

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Following a calling back home

Sameera Sigdel always knew she wanted to work in health care. At first she thought that meant being a nurse. But now she is following her calling—one she discovered during her time at Union—working in…

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Swapping lesson plans for less plans

When Danica Eylenstein arrived at Union College as a sophomore, she came from New Jersey sight unseen with only two suitcases and a goal: become an elementary teacher. “I became an Adventist in the fifth…

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Planning for the worst

One year ago, Meredith Nichols was in the classroom planning for hypothetical disasters. Today, she works for Custer County in Colorado planning for real ones. The 23-year-old Deputy Emergency Manager never expected to attain such…

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Union’s guaranteed education enables grad to follow true calling

Russell Palmer III ’06 and ’13 was determined to be a doctor. So he enrolled in Union College as a pre-med major, graduating in 2006 with a chemistry degree and plans to attend medical school…

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Writing for real audiences

For aspiring writers, it’s one thing to learn how to use correct grammar and punctuation, and another thing entirely to understand the complete process of getting something published. For sophomore Ashley Bower, the opportunity to…

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Putting the social in social work

Every educator knows the value of learning outside the classroom. Lizz Davis, director of Union’s social work program, found she learned the most from her own experiences—both good and bad—and now she intentionally takes her…

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