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The basis for a strong base

Between attending classes, coordinating community service for Campus Ministries and being a Gymnaires team captain, Adam Anderson’s schedule is packed. However, the junior international rescue and relief major from Randolph, Alabama, always finds time to…

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Energy to finish: health classes lead to lifestyle change

If you go down to Larson Lifestyle Center on a weekday afternoon, you might meet Katie Tahay in the weight room. The junior English language arts education major from Colorado exercises there five days a…

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Ready to serve: internships set graduates on the path to success

Most college graduates leave school with one pressing goal: find a job. But that stressor was one Josemiguel Marin, a 2021 graduate, didn’t face. He was hired in January of his senior year by the…

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Meaningful change: Abigail Logan found career and calling in occupational therapy

“I like to listen to people and help them.” Abigail Logan graduated in May as part of Union’s first cohort of OTA students, and now she has begun her career as an occupational therapy assistant…

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Kind Eyes, Holistic Care

“There was no question in my mind that Union was the place to be,” Tabitha Fleming said. She graduated from Union’s nursing program in May 2021, but she recalls how different Union was from the…

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An education to match her passion

When Sandra Elizondo, a 2020 Union graduate, lost her half-brother DJ to gang violence ten years ago, a passion sparked inside her to help struggling youth.  “I remember he always said people just don’t get…

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Hannah Roberts: “Union is worth the money”

Hannah Roberts knew Union College was the place for her. And with hard work and some help from her Union alumni family, she is making the most of her educational experience.

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Student teaching in a pandemic

Being in charge of a classroom for the first time is a daunting responsibility—the intellectual and social development of so many students in your hands. Leading a class during a pandemic has taken that challenge…

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In tough times, relief funds keep students on track

Student scholarships made if possible for Alexis Richardson to attend Union College—a place where she found her life calling.

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Kayla Kelly: Back in school at 32

Life coaching sets you up to succeed. For Kayla Kelly, this meant giving her the confidence and resources to enroll in Union’s occupational therapy assistant program even while facing “adult” responsibilities and schedules. At Union, every freshman works with a life coach for their first year at college.

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Red Cross Club provides emergency relief in southeast Nebraska

The American Red Cross is often a first responder to emergencies, with volunteers handing out food and necessities, finding lodging, and taking care of immediate needs of survivors. When disasters like house fires or tornadoes…

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Health class leads to 60-pound life change

by Emily Roque Cisneros, Union graduate and freelance writer When Jared Dittmer enrolled in Union College’s education program, he felt he had discovered his calling. But upon taking the Concepts of Wellness course, Dittmer became…

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