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Connecting in the CORDless Times

As a Mid-America academy in  in the early 1990s, I had no intention of attending Union College. Just coming out of the worst of the debt years, Union suffered from a shrunken enrollment and a less-than-ideal reputation.

But in what has been a long-standing tradition for Adventist academy students, I made the annual 600-mile trek from Bismarck, N.D., to Lincoln with schoolmates for music festivals and academy days. And slowly, maybe even imperceptibly, my attitude began to shift.

Harry Hass: Giving something back

Elder Harry Haas ’48 felt so blessed by Union College’s Medical Cadet Corp (MCC) that he chose to pass his training on to others by instructing Army doctors on how to administer first aid.

Recognizing veterans

Most veterans appreciate being recognized, not only by the military, but also by the civilians they serve. For many of us who served in Vietnam, that recognition was a long time coming. I returned from the war through San Francisco late at night because we had been warned that the war protesters might go after those of us having to fly in uniform.

Serving with pride

Graduates from every era serve God and country at home and abroad

Drafted and volunteers, land and air and sea, male and female, medical staff and combatant, wartime and peace, Union College alumni have participated in military service since the school’s founding.

The mystery of the Gettysburg flag

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Union College library director Sabrina Riley recounts her attempts to discover the authenticity of a flag reputedly flown at the Gettysburg Address.

Student veterans at Union College

Two young men from two different home states: two branches of the military and two different stories to tell. Their experiences, their words and their outcomes, however, are similar. One college. One faith. One God. Union College is privileged to claim two young men who not only served their country honorably, but who now also serve God through the sharing of their different and yet remarkably similar stories with others.

Preparing for Military Service

Union's Medical Corps trains potential draftees

When people complain about completing a task “under fire,” they rarely mean it to be interpreted literally. For former Battalion Surgeon Bill Swan, there is no other way to interpret it.

Farewell to Dr. John Wagner

The sunny Sabbath afternoon found six or seven students at Dr. Malcolm and Sharon Russell’s home. The two Union College employees, he the vice president for Academic Administration, and she the director of guest services, often invited students to their home. As we settled in, talking and laughing, the smell of lasagna drifted from the kitchen.

Cookie Call

How care packages kept alumni connected to Union College while serving in Vietnam

For Allan Stone, there was nothing like a cookie and the latest issue of the Clocktower, especially when stuck in a war zone thousands of miles from Union College’s peaceful campus.

It was 1969 and Stone had been drafted into the U.S. Army and shipped to Vietnam just months after graduating from Union with a degree in business administration. So far from home, he and his fellow soldiers often found it difficult to stay connected with loved ones.

Union College welcomes a new president

Dr. Vinita Sauder, who most recently served as vice president for Strategic Initiatives at Southern Adventist University, has accepted the invitation of the Union College Board of Trustees to serve as Union's next president. She will transition to her new role at Union over the summer.

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