Missions

Merry Christmas from Union College 2016

Photo of a student standing on top of the Rock Pile while snow falls.

Merry Christmas from all of us at Union College.

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.”

How to save a life

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

Connecting in Cambodia

“What am I going to do with my life?”

Meredith Nichols was definitely not the first high school senior to ask that question. She thought she had everything planned out. A soccer star in her small north Texas hometown, Nichols planned to play at a university in New York.

But an ACL tear brought her plans to screeching halt. “I was super lost,” she remembered. ”Sports where a huge part of my life, but I know now that my priorities weren’t straight.”

Teaching patients to battle HIV

“People don’t think HIV is a problem anymore,” said Sampath Wijesinghe. “In the 1980s many people were dying from it and everyone was talking about it, but now that we have great treatments and it’s no longer a death sentence young people don’t even hear about it anymore.”

Video: Find your mission

Find your mission

Social work in South America

Susy Gomez’s heart broke as she listened to the new college student share his story. The young Peruvian engineering student had excellent grades and a full scholarship, but between him and his mother, a disabled woman who tried to feed the family by selling barbecue, they could not raise the $100 for additional school expenses like supplies.

3rd Annual Dash for Compassion

This year's "Dash for Compassion" event is a 5k run that will benefit the Matt Talbot Kitchen. The event is planned and hosted by the Union College PA Students .

The race will take place at Pioneers Park on September 27, 2015 at 9:00 a.m with registration starting at 8:30 a.m.

New Exhibit: Sharing Light Around the World

On March 5 a new exhibit featuring the stories of thirty Union College alumni honored with golden cords opened in the library's gallery.

Writing students connect with orphans through stories

For students in Jill Morstad’s Basic Skills in English class, learning became much more real than learning how to order words on a page.  This spring, the 16 students undertook an unusual project to benefit orphans at the Pan American Health Service, Inc.’s orphanage in Peña Blanca, Honduras, while enhancing their own communication skills.

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