Union College graduates maintain a “Union state of mind” throughout their lives and careers. During 2015 Homecoming festivities, several alumni were recognized for maintaining that state of mind in supporting their communities and alma mater.
Dr. David Johns, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Union College, visited with students, staff and faculty at the Center for Innovation (CFI) on October 29, 2015. Dr. Johns expressed his keen interest in collaborating with the CFI to create college and career pathways for students to be able to pursue postsecondary education.
Union College received notification this week its education program has been granted national accreditation from the Council of Accreditation of Educator Preparation, a major step in advancing education throughout its service area.
Union College Assistant Professor of History Dr. Joseph W. Pearson received the Kentucky Historical Society Scholarly Research Fellowship for 2015. The award will enable Dr. Pearson to complete a book-length project entitled “Once Upon a Time in the West: Kentucky’s Bourgeois Frontier, 1790-1850.”
Union College will host Veterans Appreciation Day sponsored by Appalachian Regional Healthcare on Saturday, Nov. 7, to honor the area’s veterans and active military personnel. As part of Veterans Appreciation Day, everyone will receive free admission to the Union football game against Bluefield College. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m.
Union College volleyball head coach Jeremy Wise added another milestone to his career as he collected his 400th career win as the Bulldogs defeated host Montreat (N.C.) 3-1 (23-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-15) in Appalachian Athletic Conference action, Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs are now 18-7 overall and 11-1 in league play.
Union College President Marcia Hawkins, Ph.D., announced recently the appointment of Michael R. McPherson as Vice President of Advancement. In this role, McPherson will oversee the institution’s fundraising, communications and community relations efforts.
The Union College freshman class earned the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for participating in Service Day — one-day service “blitz” in their new community. On Aug. 22, groups of 20 to 25 students performed community service at 13 locations in the region. A total of 230 students participated.
The Pursuit of the Golden Can is a collegiate food drive competition held annually between southeastern Kentucky colleges including Union College, University of the Cumberlands and Eastern Kentucky University. Union has bested the other schools in the competition since entering the program four years ago.
Union College presents 1971 with director and producer Johanna Hamilton as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at Rector Little Theatre on Wednesday, October 14. Hamilton will be in attendance and hold a discussion following the film. The event is free and open to the public.
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good, but it's even better when you are lucky and good. Such was the case for No. 25 Union College as it defeated visiting No. 1 University of Rio Grande (Ohio) 2-1 on Saturday in non-conference men's soccer action.
Union College recently announced the Southeastern Kentucky Grant, a tuition assistance program which will be available to students beginning in the fall of 2016. The new program was unveiled to high school guidance counselors during a conference with Union’s financial aid and admissions personnel.
With every college town comes football season. With football season comes tailgaters. For Union College fans in Barbourville, tailgating now means taking over downtown on game day. Business owners in downtown Barbourville have announced the creation of Union Hometown Tailgate.
In a white coat ceremony held at the Conway Boatman Chapel, Marisa Greer, Interim Dean of Nursing, led 16 students across the stage and cloaked each with a white lab coat; a universal symbol of the career the students have chosen to pursue. The ceremony is a closely regarded tradition in the nursing and medical field.
Robert Hackett, President of The Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation, joined Union College students, faculty, staff and community partners to help launch the Center for Civic Engagement; the college’s new service-based steering organization. “While the college is officially launching something new, it is also building upon its very significant legacy of service,” Hackett said.