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.
Union College recognized 31 students for outstanding academic achievement at its annual Honors Day Convocation ceremony on Thursday. The awards acknowledge high scholastic averages by class year and discipline, including literature, computer programming, business, accounting, history, psychology, the sciences and others.
Union College has been ranked as having one of the top online substance abuse counseling programs in the nation by bestcolleges.com. In a report released this month, Best Colleges has Union listed as the sixth ranked college in the nation for its online graduate program in substance abuse counseling.
The 22nd-ranked Union College men's golf team capped off a strong 2014-15 regular season with a second place finish at the 2015 Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship on Tuesday at the Governors Towne Club in Acworth, Ga. Union posted a three-round score of 894, finishing just eight shots behind team champion Tennessee Wesleyan (886).
A number of Union College students joined forces with the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter and Bed & Biscuit pet boarding to turn a tragedy into a positive. The three groups came together to provide care for pets who were left behind.
Union College’s most accomplished students will be recognized later this month during the annual Honor’s Day Convocation. The event will take place on Thursday, April 23 at 9:30 in Conway Boatman Chapel on the campus of Union College.
Dr. Martha Ellison and Dr. Melinda Rice announced recently the establishment of the Dr. Sarah Hendrix Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship will further Hendrix’s legacy of “educating first generation baccalaureate social work students who have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need.”
Crystal E. Wilkinson, a Lexington author whose literary voice centers on African American culture in Appalachia, will be featured Friday during the Union College Redbud Festival. Wilkinson will appear during the festival at 2 p.m. on April 17, hosting a reading in the Rector Little Theatre.
The Union College men's golf team remains ranked in the NAIA Men's Golf Coaches' Top 25 poll, coming in at 22nd in this week's rankings. The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated Groups.
The Union College Spring Choral Concert will be presented to the college community on April 21 at 8 p.m. in the Conway Boatman Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. The concert will feature all three of Union’s choral ensembles joining together to perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s Te Deum in C Major.
Union College’s Educational Studies Unit (ESU) has been recommended for national accreditation following review this month by a state and national panel. Dr. Jason Reeves, Dean of the ESU program, made the initial announcement of pending accreditation recently.
Union College professor Russell Sisson, Ph.D., recently participated in a panel discussion of service-learning at a recent conference at Virginia Military Institute. “Honor in Service” was the theme of the Fifth Annual Leadership Conference hosted by VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics.
Union College will to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War by ringing the Chapel bells at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday. The act is one publicized by the National Park Service and participation is encouraged for communities throughout the nation.
Union College has entered the Seeds of Change® Grant Program for an opportunity to win one of several grants and is asking the community to get out and vote for their application. The grant program aims to enhance the environmental, economic and social well-being of gardens, farms and communities.
Business students Aaron Wright, Michelle King and Katelyn Snelling participated last week in Idea State U, an entrepreneurship initiative sponsored by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. The three students developed business proposals as part of a regional qualifying event in the Idea U program.