Benton Endowment

“My personal ‘root’ to Union College is deep, but not wide,” laughs Pat Benton. Her great-grandfather, Leonard June, painstakingly handcrafted woodwork on the original administration building during the summers of 1890-91. The Junes then moved…

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Pogue Bequest

Oliver and Barbara Pogue have strong ties to Union College. Barbara moved with her family to the College View community in 1941, graduating from Union College Academy in 1946 and then from Union in 1950.…

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Lang Life Insurance

Jerome and Ramona Lang’s deep commitment to Union College is evidenced through many tangible ways. From Jerome’s service as a respected member of the Board of Trustees and the board’s finance committee to providing invaluable…

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Henkelmann Scholarship

Charlie ’56 and Naoma (Hopkins) ’54 Henkelmann understand the importance of student scholarships. In 1952, Naoma received a scholarship which enabled her to attend Union College and earn her degree. They have never forgotten the…

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Thomson Endowed Professorship

The Union College Board of Trustees recently named Dr. George Gibson as The George Thomson Professor of History. This honor is funded by the Dr. George Thomson Endowed Professorship, the first academic endowment of its…

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Donors – Rice

Frank and Evelyn Rice discovered a unique and creative way to generate supplemental retirement income while making a significant gift to Union College . Frank (’39) and Evelyn ’41, were the owners and managers of…

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Lake Real Estate

It was during a tent meeting in Mullen, Neb., in 1919 that Frank and Nellie Lake accepted the Seventh-day Adventist message. Believing in the benefits of Christian education, they sent all three of their sons…

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Pierce Trust

In the early fifties, Crawford ’55 and Gloria (’55) Pierce found something special in Union College. In addition to meeting each other in 1953, they also discovered their love for Union. Like many college students,…

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Dick Gift Annuity

How do you honor parents who have sacrificed to send you to Christian schools and have themselves made a commitment to Christian education? Richard and Ardis Dick Stenbakken, both 1962 Union graduates, paid tribute to…

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Donors – Saxton

Jessica (Harder) Saxton ’51 has a passion for student recruitment and retention at Union College. Through her generous philanthropic encouragement, the college has been able to provide scholarship assistance to attract and retain students. Jessica…

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Donors – Herber

Union’s student missionaries know the meaning of sacrifice. Leaving friends and family behind to venture to a foreign land requires determination and dedication. The campus ministries department at Union College not only assists our young…

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Donors – Brinker

If you’ve owned real estate for a long time, you’re aware of the rewards and challenges associated with property ownership. Taxes, insurance, leases, maintenance issues and other factors eventually cause property owners to consider selling…

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