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McClain Kuhel: making space for learning

As students return to school, a handful are preparing for a semester on the other side of the classroom. McClain Kuhel is a social science education major who will be student teaching this semester. He’s…

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VIDEO: Invitation to an empty classroom

Theology major Jaciel Acevedo felt moved to pray regularly for his fellow students. Here’s what happened.

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Taming the Amazon (financial disclosures)

Everybody knows Amazon, the trillion dollar website that can deliver your package in less than a day. But few understand it like Maurie Andino. A rising senior accounting and finance major, Andino is currently interning…

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Celebrating the life of Dr. Marilyn McArthur

We are brokenhearted to announce the loss of one of Union College’s legendary professors. Dr. Marilyn Lang McArthur, professor emerita of nursing, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at the age of 83 following…

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Norma Mena: learning to live healthy for a lifetime

Norma Mena graduated from Union with a health and human performance degree in May, and she understands firsthand the challenges of pursuing a healthy lifestyle. As a teenager, she found herself at a crossroads in…

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Ed Rusk: a champion of lifestyle change

Like many, alumnus Ed Rusk ’88 lived an active lifestyle during his adolescence and college years. As he got older though, his health declined due to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. Then, his older brother, Marton,…

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Austin Hill: college is hard, but life can be harder

Sitting on a roof in the bitter cold of a Chicago November, joints aching, Austin Hill thought to himself: Going to school is better than working construction.  So he returned to Union.  Austin’s meandering journey…

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Swimming to Europe and back

Jim Clements started swimming laps at Union College’s Larson Lifestyle Center in 1984 — just a couple of years after the pool opened. Now 9,000 miles later, he’s swum far enough to cross the Atlantic…

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From running club to Ironman to coach: Union graduate embodies the gift of movement

Sharon McDowell Larsen ’84 has always been on the move. Born in Zimbabwe, she moved back and forth between Africa and the United States as a child, and then to Canada. During college, her homebase…

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Derek Williams pays it forward

Everyone deserves a teacher who inspires them to pursue their passion. For Derek Williams, that teacher was Larry Ray. Now, Williams hopes his new full-time role in Union’s Computer Science and Math Program will allow…

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Arianna Shay returns to Union as PA clinical director

Arianna Shay is joining Union College’s PA Program as the clinical director. “I’ll be helping manage student rotations, communicating with the preceptors and helping students with their assignments during their clinical year,” she explained. For…

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Welcome back, Missy!

A familiar face returns to Union College as Missy Sorter rejoins the Enrollment team as the new Transfer Enrollment Counselor. “I will be doing enrollment for nursing, OTA and even some traveling to the west…

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