OTAs help victims of injury or illness return to independence.

Occupational therapy makes the impossible possible

The Union College occupational therapy assistant program prepares students for a top health care support career in just two years.

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Isaac Lindsay: I found my calling to be a nurse

Isaac Lindsay is excited to graduate so that as a nurse, he can make a difference in the lives of people who are going through difficult times. Learn more about the Union College nursing program.

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What’s it like in Nebraska’s top-ranked nursing school?

Arin Beyer remembers the anxiety. He couldn’t eat. He couldn’t sleep. The 23-year-old was about to begin the first shift after orientation training when he would truly be on his own as a nursing professional.…

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Daisy Alvarez: working with kids helped me find my calling

As soon as she started working as a tutor at nearby College View Academy, senior education major Daisy Alvarez knew she wanted to be a teacher. Union helped solidify her calling by giving Daisy many…

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Health class leads to 60-pound life change

by Emily Roque Cisneros, Union graduate and freelance writer When Jared Dittmer enrolled in Union College’s education program, he felt he had discovered his calling. But upon taking the Concepts of Wellness course, Dittmer became…

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Calling means changing the world—one kid at a time

“My calling,” said Drew Mekelburg, “is to make this world a better place.” So, after graduating in 2016 from Union College with a degree in physical education, Drew took a job teaching P.E. at Belmont Elementary…

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Calling is contributing to something bigger than yourself

The path to finding a calling isn’t always a four-lane highway; sometimes it’s meandering and boulder-strewn. At least that’s how Spencer Curtis describes his journey. “My first year of college I was directionless,” he confessed,…

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Kettering Health Network builds a pipeline for Union nurses

When Aaron Snelgrove graduated from Union with a nursing degree in May, finding a job was the last thing on his mind. He already had a dream job waiting for him at Kettering Hospital in…

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Alum finds calling at growing online retailer

Although she graduated with a business degree, Brittney Needles Origas wasn’t looking for the traditional 9–5 job after her 2015 graduation. She wanted to pursue a passion and feel challenged in her daily life—sentiments not…

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Health, wellness and faith

For Alyssa Walton, healthy living is a passion and a way of life, and now she helps run one of the best corporate wellness programs in the world. “Wellness is fully ingrained in our company culture,”…

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Preparing to be an U.S ambassador

Senga Rutebuka, a senior international relations major, has always wanted to work for the United Nations. Rutebuka got two steps closer this year by representing Union College at the United Nations Association USA Leadership Summit…

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Brothers follow the same calling at Union

They’re not twins. Born almost three years apart, brothers Jacob and Justin Cook graduate from Union College next month.  A series of roadblocks, life lessons, and surprising invitations, brought them to Lincoln and a dual…

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