Small School. Big Impact.

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Experience the thrill of service

College shouldn't be about waiting four years to start doing what you're passionate about. You'll feel it during Project Impact at the start of the year; service is integrated into everything we do. Union students make a difference immediately. 

Classes that serve the community:

  • Business majors help low-income families with their taxes. 
  • Education majors start working with kids their freshman year. 
  • Communication majors build websites and social media strategies for non-profits. 
  • Nursing majors put on foot clinics to the local homeless shelter.
  • IRR majors that team up with Red Cross
  • Social work majors take a break from the classroom to get involved in the community with practicum experiences and volunteering opportunities that provide direct contact and training with real colleagues and clients.

Whatever your major, you will find ways use it for the greater good at Union College.

Check out how our alumni are using what they’ve learned to impact the world. Click here.

Union hosts event to bring awareness to the plight of immigrant and refugee

In an effort to help Nebraskans better understand the challenges facing immigrants and refugees, Union College will host Immigrants and Refugees—What’s Next? on Tuesday, March 28, at 7:37 p.m. at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Changing the world, one emoji at a time

Thanks to a design by Union alumna Aphelandra “Aphee” Messer, girls and women around the world can more accurately represent themselves online.

Teaming up with Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, Jennifer 8 Lee, co-founder and CEO of Plympton, a literary studio, and Rayouf Alhumedhi, a fifteen-year-old Muslim girl, Messer has helped create the Hijab Emoji Project to introduce a new emoji, a girl wearing a headscarf, that will represent more than 550 million Muslim women around the world. The emoji will officially hit screens in fall 2017. 

Building a Bouldering Cave

picture of students climbing bouldering wall

It’s a law of nature—international rescue and relief students like to climb. It’s a vital part of their summer survival and search and rescue training in Colorado. But on a campus hundreds of miles from the nearest mountain, these outdoor adventure seekers don’t nd many places to practice.

Putting the caring in health care

Union PAs gain a global perspective through a yearly mission trip.

“It broke our hearts because there was nothing else we could do,” said Nicole Samila, a Union College physician assistant student. “We discovered this woman’s husband had left her and she was raising her three children as a single mother.”

Video: Project Impact 2016

Project Impact 2016

Union College kicks off every school year with Project Impact—a day off from classes to serve the Lincoln Community. This year we followed Ashley Bower and a group of freshmen as they experienced Project Impact for the first time.

Learn more at www.ucollege.edu/campusm

How to save a life

IRR students don’t just learn how to save lives—they actually do it.

The other side of the law

All it took was one ride along with a Lincoln police officer and Arcelia Gomez was hooked. Now after a series of mentorships and internships, the senior social work major found a job in the Lincoln Police Department supporting crime victims.

Two PA students published in scholarly journals

For most Union College PA students, their capstone project—similar to a master’s thesis—ends with a presentation to the PA faculty, staff, and their fellow students. But for Tamara Dietze and Ashley Waldrep, their capstone projects lived on when they were recently published in scholarly peer-reviewed journals.

Halley receives 40 Under 40 award from Nebraska Action Coalition

Jackie Halley, an assistant professor in Union College’s nursing program, was recently recognized as one of the 40 Under 40, an award from the Nebraska Action Coalition honoring 40 emerging Nebraska nursing leaders under the age of 40. Halley accepted the award at a celebration of nurse leaders held in Union College’s Woods Auditorium on September 16.

Union College Singers to perform at Adventist leadership meetings

The Union College Singers will perform for the annual Year-End Meetings of the North American Division—the organization tasked with guiding the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America.

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