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Jefferson Gibson: listening for God in the cafeteria

If you’ve eaten at Union Market in the last four years, you’ve probably seen Jefferson Gibson. The senior theology major serves meals, stocks shelves and rings up purchases, all with his characteristic easygoing smile. If you…

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Kailey Erkhart: A career in compassion

“I always knew I wanted to help people,” said Kailey Erkhart, a senior from Denver, Colorado. “I just didn’t know in what way.” Halfway through her degree, she switched her major to social work, and…

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Jean-Christian Touré: Computing a calling

In theory, running a successful business is easy: find what people need or desire and provide it for a reasonable price. But reality is a lot more complicated and a lot more rewarding. Jean-Christian Touré, a 2018 Union College graduate, found this out when his side hustle became a thriving tech company providing application development, digital marketing, and IT services to businesses across Colorado and into Wyoming.

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Leif Lastine

Lastine receives Weniger Fellows Student Scholarship

Leif Lastine, a Union College theology major, will be honored with a Weniger Fellows Student Scholarship during an online ceremony on February 20 highlighting the 2021 laureates and fellows recognized by the Charles E. Weniger Society for Excellence

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Fall 2020 editing class

Editing class works with AdventHealth to publish book

During the fall 2020 semester, Union College’s editing class of 10 students worked with AdventHealth’s CREATION Life team to produce a “Wellness Journal” for young adults.

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Brian Garcia and friends

Brian Garcia: Home is where the ministry is

A winding road took Brian from his home and family in Texas to a school he’d never heard of in Lincoln, Nebraska. At Union College, he learned that the church is not a building, but a body of believers that transcends borders and cultures. He discovered a new kind of family—the family of God.

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Alex Ulrich

Alex found a calling as an occupational therapy assistant

Alex Ulrich planned to be a physical therapist. But then she discovered her calling as an occupational therapy assistant.

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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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Hannah Johnson

Hannah Johnson: From confusion to calling

Hannah Johnson needed a little help from Union’s career coaches to help her find her true calling in life—to be a teacher.

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From cornfields to laboratories: interdisciplinary research reaps career rewards

An interdisciplinary research project combined drones data collection and plant biology research on Nebraska crops to create a project that helps prepare students for careers in science and health care.

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Union grads fight Covid-19 around the country

Many of us never spent much time thinking about disasters and pandemics until we found ourselves in the middle of one. But many Union graduates work in the field of disaster preparedness and response. As you might expect, 2020 has been a busy year for them!

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Savannah Arthur teachers elementary students through Zoom.

Coronavirus teaches student teachers to be adaptable

Savanna “Dani” Arthur learned a whole new set of skills when she took her student teaching online thanks to the coronavirus.

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