jovan cross playing piano

Making a difference

When students practice and perform in Union College’s Engel Recital Hall, they can now enjoy the dulcet, yet majestic tones of a Baldwin concert grand piano made possible by a generous donor. “This is a…

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A gift that gives back

For Glen ’68 and Marybeth Watkins ’68 Gessele, one of the most important memories of their time at Union was the strong connections built between student and faculty. In fact, they first met at a…

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Volunteers help TLC serve more students

In 1978, Union College introduced the Teaching Learning Center in an effort to provide students with academic support and tutoring. Early on, the program expanded by offering services and accessibility accommodations for students with learning…

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Religion professor presents at Biblical Research Institute conference

For Union College Religion Professor Ben Holdsworth, climate science is nothing new. He believes it impacted the world of the early Christian church, and it will again influence Adventists as the time of Christ’s coming…

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Alum finds calling at growing online retailer

Although she graduated with a business degree, Brittney Needles Origas wasn’t looking for the traditional 9–5 job after her 2015 graduation. She wanted to pursue a passion and feel challenged in her daily life—sentiments not…

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Carl Dupper: Union connections continue to pay dividends

After graduating with a degree in business administration, Carl Dupper ’14 embarked on a management residency at Adventist Health System in Orlando, Fla., and simultaneously completed his MBA. “My residency was all about getting the…

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IRR students fighting the waves

A Wild Education

Imagine waking up at 10:30 p.m. in rural southwestern Colorado and being told you have to save four people stuck in a 500-meter canyon.  And, you have only ninety minutes. For rescue teams all over…

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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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Photo of Lisa Gerrans Forbes with the logo for Union's Division of Business and Computer Science

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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