Justin Kitts has been named the new Dean of Students at Union College. Kitts began the post officially on July 1, having previously served the school in the role on an interim basis. President Marcia Hawkins announced the promotion to the Union College community on June 30.
Union College continues the expansion of its academic offerings with the creation of the U|SUCCEED program. U|SUCCEED is designed to help those with an associate’s degree or some college credit to complete their undergraduate degree online. Classes are set to begin in August.
Union College is expanding its academic offerings to students throughout the region; and the world. Dr. David Johns, Vice President for Academic Affairs, announced the establishment of the Division of Graduate and Online Studies. The academic division will work to expand graduate offerings to students while introducing a multitude of online programs.
Union College introduced recently the Bonner Leader Program, which will offer students more than $10,000 annually in renewable individual scholarship aid packages. The Bonner Leader Program begins this fall for the 2015-16 academic year.
For the second time in his four-year career at Union College, senior Zach Dillman has been named to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Baseball Team, earning a spot on the Second Team.
Union College released this week its list of Dean’s List students and Presidential Laureate students for spring 2015. Twenty-five students were honored as Presidential Laureates for spring 2015, while 95 undergraduates made the spring 2015 Dean's List.
Union College men's golfer Simon Taylor (SR/Eckenhaid, Bayern, Germany) has been named to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District men's at-large team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Taylor earned a spot on the First Team in the College Division in District Two.
Union College is offering free tuition for its most dedicated students. At her inauguration, Dr. Marcia Hawkins challenged the incoming students to excel academically and civically with the offer of free tuition. That commitment continues today as the offer has been extended the same offer to all incoming freshmen through permanent establishment of the U|GRAD program.
Senior Zach Dillman earned a spot on the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District 2 Baseball Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), marking the eighth time a Union baseball player has received the honor. This is the third time Dillman has received this honor.
The Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is highlighting the work college students took part in as part of the 2015 Alternative Spring Break Program. Union College was one of the schools featured.
Union College will honor the 2015 graduating class with two events this week: a Baccalaureate service on Friday, May 8, and a Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9. The featured speaker during Commencement will be Albert “Hap” Cawood, a native Kentuckian and Union alum known for his book, The Miler.
If school spirit could be quantified in weights and measurements, Union College’s centerpiece comes in at a hefty 10,000 pounds. That, at least, is what a new Union College Spirit Rock tips the scales at. On April 23, the five-ton monolith was delivered to campus and placed on the lawn between the Student Center and Black Technology Center.
The Knox County Farmers’ Market Board of Directors has announced the market will open for the season on May 7. In addition, a new location for the market has been announced for the 2015 season. Union College is a primary partner in the Farmers’ Market as well as other agricultural-based programs being developed in the community.
The Union College Department of Athletics named their 2014-15 Athletes of the Year at the College's Co-Curricular awards on Monday evening, and Alex Smith of the men's soccer team, along with Paige Moore of the volleyball squad nabbed Male and Female Athlete of the Year honors, respectively.