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October 12, 2015
Mike McPherson has been named the new Vice President of Advancement for Union College

Union College President Marcia Hawkins, Ph.D., announced recently the appointment of Michael R. McPherson as Vice President of Advancement. In this role, McPherson will oversee the institution’s fundraising, communications and community relations efforts.

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October 09, 2015
Union College students receive PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award

The Union College freshman class earned the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for participating in Service Day — one-day service “blitz” in their new community. On Aug. 22, groups of 20 to 25 students performed community service at 13 locations in the region. A total of 230 students participated.

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October 06, 2015
Golden Can food drive underway; Union College challenged to defend trophy

The Pursuit of the Golden Can is a collegiate food drive competition held annually between southeastern Kentucky colleges including Union College, University of the Cumberlands and Eastern Kentucky University. Union has bested the other schools in the competition since entering the program four years ago.

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October 05, 2015
Union College hosts gripping documentary '1971' which exposes the FBI

Union College presents 1971 with director and producer Johanna Hamilton as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at Rector Little Theatre on Wednesday, October 14. Hamilton will be in attendance and hold a discussion following the film. The event is free and open to the public.

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October 05, 2015
Union College men's soccer team upsets No. 1 University of Rio Grande

Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good, but it's even better when you are lucky and good. Such was the case for No. 25 Union College as it defeated visiting No. 1 University of Rio Grande (Ohio) 2-1 on Saturday in non-conference men's soccer action.

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October 01, 2015
New tuition program at Union College to focus on southeast Kentucky students

Union College recently announced the Southeastern Kentucky Grant, a tuition assistance program which will be available to students beginning in the fall of 2016. The new program was unveiled to high school guidance counselors during a conference with Union’s financial aid and admissions personnel.

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September 25, 2015
Downtown businesses to host Union College Tailgate event

With every college town comes football season. With football season comes tailgaters. For Union College fans in Barbourville, tailgating now means taking over downtown on game day. Business owners in downtown Barbourville have announced the creation of Union Hometown Tailgate.

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September 22, 2015
Union College nursing students began journey toward career in healing

In a white coat ceremony held at the Conway Boatman Chapel, Marisa Greer, Interim Dean of Nursing, led 16 students across the stage and cloaked each with a white lab coat; a universal symbol of the career the students have chosen to pursue. The ceremony is a closely regarded tradition in the nursing and medical field.

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September 14, 2015
Bonner Foundation president helps to launch new service program at Union College

Robert Hackett, President of The Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation, joined Union College students, faculty, staff and community partners to help launch the Center for Civic Engagement; the college’s new service-based steering organization. “While the college is officially launching something new, it is also building upon its very significant legacy of service,” Hackett said.

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September 11, 2015
Union College Earns NAIA Five-Star Silver Award

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has recognized Union College as a Five-Star Champions of Character Silver Award winner for 2014-15. Institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character and earned points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion.

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September 10, 2015
U.S. News & World Report ranks Union College among top schools in the south

Union College is ranked among the top 100 colleges in the south according to the 2016 U.S News & World Report best colleges rankings, which were released this week. Union is ranked No. 83 by U.S. News and World Report in the publication’s Regional Universities South Rankings.

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September 08, 2015
Fall convocation marks official start to new academic year

The 2015-16 academic year is officially underway at Union College with completion of fall convocation. The program was held at Conway Boatman Chapel on Thursday with the entire undergraduate student population in attendance. Mary Beth Spurlock served as the guest speaker for this fall's convocation.

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September 03, 2015
Community invited to grand opening of Union College's Center for Civic Engagement

The grand opening for Union College’s Center for Civic Engagement is set for Friday, Sept. 11, and it will be a celebration of partnerships and service throughout the community. The event will feature Robert Hackett, president of The Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation, as a guest speaker and Union’s newest civic partner.

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August 28, 2015
Union College awarded nearly $400K to continue online program development

The Department of Education approved a grant of nearly $400,000 to allow Union College to continue with programming geared toward online course development. Tara Cooper, Union’s Associate Academic Dean, announced the grant to the campus community late last week.

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August 27, 2015
Union College freshmen commit to college’s core values at C.I.R.C.L.E.S

College is about traditions; it’s about completing the circle of education and moving toward the next phase of one’s life; it’s about discovering the values we all hold. More than 200 incoming college students committed themselves to this endeavor and pledged to support Union’s core values during the annual C.I.R.C.L.E.S. ceremony.


Timeline of Union's history

A timeline of Union College's history