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Nursing students post perfect first-time pass rate on licensure exam

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When all of Union College’s 2015 graduates passed the NCLEX-RN national nursing licensure exam on their first attempt, graduate Amber Alas knew it wasn’t a fluke.

“I knew the material. I remembered learning it in class,” she said. “I talked to friends from other schools, and they told me they hadn’t seen half the stuff on the test.”

Video: Mandy Mekelburg on calling

 

Union College's Experience Your Calling program is designed to help students discover their gifts and passions and translate that into a course of study and a course for life. Find out how Mandy Mekelburg found her calling.

Video: Tuition Freedom Day 2016

 

Tuition Freedom Day 2016

You may know a lot about Union College, but did you know that the gifts of generous alumni and friends pay for 26 percent of the cost of each Union student's education?

There's more to college than classrooms

Photo of Drew Mekelburg playing for the Warriors.

My Union College experience was shaped by the people who took the extra step to include a quiet guy like me in their community, like my freshman year resident assistant (RA). He bought griddles every Sunday and all the guys on our floor ate breakfast together. If anything could get me out of my room, it was the smell of pancakes.

Don’t cheat yourself out of an education by staying in your room. Classes and homework are just part of college. It’s when you get to know people and see the world through their diverse perspectives that you really start to learn.

Union College presents Mike Mennard's "Captain Scrooge"

Ahoy mateys! Set sail with Union College for a fantastical voyage in Mike Mennard’s new musical, “Captain Scrooge and the Curse of the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” In his follow-up to the 2010 hit “That’s What Makes Them Pirates,” the cast of Union College students and alums will delight audiences of all ages as crusty Captain Scrooge—played by Mennard—learns the value of Christmas spirit thanks to his kindly first mate, Bob Cratchit, and a little help from pirates of the past.

Rose named new vice president for Academic Administration

Union College concluded the search for a new vice president for Academic Administration this week by naming Dr. Frankie Rose, currently an associate professor of biology at Union. Rose will assume the new role—which provides leadership for all things academic at Union—when Malcolm Russell retires this summer from the position he held for 13 years.

Union honors People’s City Mission with Community Partnership Award

For some, People’s City Mission is a place of hope when they have nowhere else to turn. For others, the mission is a place that brings out the best in people.

Information for new students, Spring registration 2016

We're looking forward to seeing you this Sunday on campus. Here are a few things you may need to know:

How one man and one school changed a family

In 1918 Frank Forbes married Elsie Appenzeller in their hometown of Rago in eastern Colorado.  After the Great Depression they settled on a 640-acre farm near Akron where they raised their five children.

The youngest three, Donald, Frank Jr. and Robert (Bob) were rowdy boys who grew up with knives and guns in their hands, and frequently skipped school to play pool at the local tavern. They were also in trouble with law enforcement officials for reckless driving and ignoring hunting regulations.

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.

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