Dr. Vinita Sauder

President Sauder to retire in May 2024

Vinita Sauder, president of Union College, announced her retirement effective May 31, 2024, in a letter to the board and to the campus on Thursday, July 6, 2023. “I am excited to begin a new…

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Trisha Broy brings archeological expertise to Union

Dr. Trisha Broy is on her way to joining Union’s Religion Program — as soon as she finishes digging up Iron Age jars in the Middle East this summer. Having previously taught as an adjunct…

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Megan Classen: building caregivers for the future

As Union prepares to launch its new Master of Occupational Therapy, Dr. Megan Classen is here to ensure students reach their full potential. Classen will be the new fieldwork coordinator for the graduate students, drawing…

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Drew Mekelburg to lead Warrior athletics

First as a student athlete, then a coach and now athletic director, Drew Mekelburg has found his mission field and ministry by combining two constants in his life: sports and Union College. “I’ve been around…

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Matt Teller launches a new era for Gymnaires

The Union College Gymnaires have been nothing if not resilient. Under the leadership of interim coach Rick Schwarz this past academic year, the acrosport gymnastics team hosted the national Acrofest event in the fall and…

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Healthcare workers

Union launches 17 Professional Workforce Development certificates

Union College has launched a Professional Workforce Development program that gives people the opportunity to advance their career and earn certificates in a variety of healthcare and IT jobs. “We are excited to offer this new opportunity…

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Biloffs honored with President’s Award

During the Union College commencement service on May 7, the 2023 President’s Award was presented to Ron and Vicki Biloff in celebration of their exceptional philanthropic generosity. Through the years they have provided student financial…

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Ruben Garcia: doing it all

It’s increasingly hard to imagine a Union College without Ruben Garcia. For the last four years, the psychology major from North Carolina has been one of the most involved students on campus — in Campus…

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Whitmore joins enrollment team

Look out, U.S.A.! Union’s newest enrollment counselor, Karla Whitmore, may be coming to an academy near you. Whitmore comes to Union from Upper Columbia Academy in Washington, where she worked as an administrative assistant. Her…

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Honor society inducts Union students and staff

Twenty-four Union students and nine staff were inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) honor society at an afternoon ceremony in Woods Auditorium on April 30. The event also marked the establishment of ODK at…

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Lilly Lauina: a compassion for children

Many students travel cross-country to attend college. But for Lilly Lauina, coming to Union College meant a trip of more than 6,000 miles from her home in American Samoa. “It took a lot to transition…

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Castro couldn’t break our pizza man

If he’d followed the plan Fidel Castro’s government had for his life, Reinier Camejo Carmona would not be making pizzas for Union College students. The leaders of the Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Seventh-day Adventists also wish…

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