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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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Photo: Maria dos Santos and Nestor Osorio

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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Caleb Woods

A soldier fights for his (new) life

Caleb Woods, a military veteran and freshman international rescue and relief major, wrote about his first day at Union College. We thought it was worth sharing.

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Madison Wagnaar at graduation

Déjà-vu or Destiny?

Was it déjà-vu or destiny? Recently Madison Wagnaar ‘16—a marketing associate for FTI consulting in Denver, Colorado—was instantaneously transported back to a Union College classroom, a memory of an intense discussion with Professor Barry Forbes and her classmates.

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Matt Mundall

Matt Mundall: Called to chaplaincy

Matt Mundall loves the work of chaplain—connecting and providing support to people in a medical setting when they need it most. And thanks to AdventHealth’s recently expanded chaplaincy internship program, Mundall spend this past summer getting practical experience in his dream job in their Denver health care facilities.

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VIDEO: You’ll never be the same

Want to be a hero? Study international rescue and relief and learn to save lives in any situation. You’ll never be the same.

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VIDEO: My childhood gave me a calling

After being raised by a single mother, senior social work major Richmy Richard is exploring a career focused on working with families in a similar situation.

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Colburn family

Rande and Heather Colburn: Right where they are supposed to be

As Union graduates Rande and Heather Colburn look back on their lives since college, they believe they are right where they are supposed to be.

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