Photo of Seth McNeill piloting a drone over a cornfield.

From cornfields to laboratories: interdisciplinary research reaps career rewards

An interdisciplinary research project combined drones data collection and plant biology research on Nebraska crops to create a project that helps prepare students for careers in science and health care.

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Union grads fight Covid-19 around the country

Many of us never spent much time thinking about disasters and pandemics until we found ourselves in the middle of one. But many Union graduates work in the field of disaster preparedness and response. As you might expect, 2020 has been a busy year for them!

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Savannah Arthur teachers elementary students through Zoom.

Coronavirus teaches student teachers to be adaptable

Savanna “Dani” Arthur learned a whole new set of skills when she took her student teaching online thanks to the coronavirus.

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VIDEO: A place for spiritual growth

Thanks to loving grandparents who invested in Aundrea Clark’s Adventist education, the Union College freshman overcame a challenging childhood.

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Mardian and Joan Blair

Mardian Blair: From shepherd to CEO

After a lifetime of accomplishments, Mardian Blair is thankful for the people he met in high school and college—including his wife, Joan—who pushed him to be his best.

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Kelsey Bailey: My business internship gave me real-life experience

For senior business major Kelsey Bailey, a summer internship at Kettering Health Network in Ohio meant getting real experience in accounting and finance that taught her how large businesses build budgets.

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VIDEO: Taking a hands-on path to med school

Shannice Baker Mabandla wanted to be a physician, so she chose Union’s international rescue and relief program because of the unique hands-on approach and global focus. Now that she has finished medical school at Loma Linda University, the 2015 Union graduate reflects on how her experiences in IRR helped her get into medical school and prepared her to thrive.

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VIDEO: Following a passion for music at Union College

Robert Leslie found that while he studied business and marketing at Union, he was in the right environment to exercise his passion for music and spiritual leadership.

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Michael Cabrera

College can’t be all about classwork

Computer science graduate Michael Cabrera used the Union College Gymnaires as a way to build fitness and family.

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Athletics ministry: New directors bring new directions to Union athletics programs

Union recently revamped the focus of the athletics department by separating out the jobs of athletics director and Larson Lifestyle Center director.

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VIDEO: Following a passion for photography at Union

Levi felt family and expectations pulling him toward one career, while his talent and passion called him in another direction.

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VIDEO: Stephanie goes to Malawi

International Rescue and Relief major Stephanie Pflugrad tells how a semester of training in Malawi prepared her in a very practical way for a life of service.

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