Be a friend; become a colleague

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Get to know our alumni.

At Union, the friends you make in college can be your colleagues for life. The valuable networking we provide creates a support system to ensure your success.

Our alumni serve, regardless of where in the world life calls them. Experience what it means to be a Unionite from the moment you step foot on our campus to your 50 year reunion. 

Beyond the bottom line

It was the first day of his summer internship at Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South. Spencer Way was walking down the pristine halls of the giant hospital with Kent Tucker who was then Vice President for Ancillary Services. To Way’s surprise, Tucker knew every single person they passed. He would ask, how was your trip last weekend? Or, how is your sister doing? During that two-hour tour, Tucker taught Way the most important thing about leadership that he would ever learn.

“People matter first and last,” Way said of what he learned from Tucker.

Diving into pastoral ministry

Some college graduates discover that finding a job in their field can be challenging, but 2016 Union graduate Jessyka Albert had a job waiting for her as one of four pastors in a church that regularly attended by up to 250 members each Sabbath—a position she was offered five months before she graduated.

“I didn’t have to worry about job hunting,” Jessyka said. “I knew where I was going to be.”

Called to the last frontier

Snow-capped peaks and miles of pristine Alaskan coastline might seem like the vacation of a lifetime. But to Roddy ’11 and Stephanie Eldenburg ’11 Bollinger, it’s home—a place to enjoy the natural beauty of creation and fulfill their calling to provide healthcare to residents of the state’s most prominent city.

Korth receives first Keeling Selfless Service Award

Although she hasn’t hoisted a rifle or survived a boot camp herself, first year physician assistant student Shannon Korth understands the sacrifice made by those in the military every day.

Called to fight for refugees

(This story was updated for CORDmagazine winter 2015/16 edition.)

Most westerners watch with horror or disdain at the warring countries around the globe—maybe even feeling sorry for the victims of power-hungry dictators or religious fanatics, but thankful to stay as far away from the fighting as possible.

But for Andrew ’12 and Kelila O’Brien ’13 Saunders, both Union College international rescue and relief graduates, helping the victims of these conflicts is right where they want to be.

The chief of change—Union creates a position to develop new academic programs

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” - Winston Churchill

For Michelle Velazquez Mesnard, change is her job. This summer Mesnard was appointed as the newly-created Associate Vice President for Academic Initiatives, and while her new job will involve supporting academic and faculty development at Union College, her primary role will be change.

Lindsey Martinsen on nursing

 

Lindsey Martinsen, a 2014 nursing graduate, talks about why she chose to earn a bachelor of science in nursing at Union College.

Learn more about Union's nursing program at https://www.ucollege.edu/nursing

Finding a calling in service

“If I would have known better, I would have done better.”

Angela Washington listened to the repentant cry of a mom in anguish. Sitting in a cold courtroom, watching the mom huddled close with her loved ones awaiting the upcoming verdict, she saw a judge decide the fate of this family.

Taking every opportunity to lead

In her light gray, long-sleeved Social Work Club t-shirt and dark skinny jeans, Shawna Ansari, 24, sat cross-legged on a rustic oak coffee table in the second floor lounge of Rees Hall. A senior at Union College, Ansari reflected on life events that resulted in leadership roles, both at her summer job at North Star Camp and at Union College.

Smiling as the autumn sunshine streamed through the lounge window and illuminated the amber glint in her eyes, she told me it all began at age nine with her first trip to North Star Camp in Brainerd, Minn.

Campus clubs build leadership skills

Like many student leaders at Union College, Sameera Sigdel didn't go looking to be in charge. But thanks to Union's leadership minor and campus work experience, when the time came she was ready.

Born and raised in Nepal, Sigdel first arrived in America in 2009 to attend Campion Academy in Colorado. Told that it was a safe place for international students to attend school, Sigdel started classes that September—a choice that set her on the path to Union College.

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