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July 11, 2016
Jephson foundation awards Union $12,500

Union College has been awarded $12,500 from the Jephson Educational Trust of Chicago, Ill. The award will be used for unrestricted scholarship support. The Jephson Foundation was established in 1948 and uses its endowment to provide educational support to institutions throughout the country. Such awards are critical to the success of Union College. 

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July 07, 2016
Union graduate student receives over $80k in grants

One Union College graduate student has acquired more than $80,000 in grants for the school system he serves in Johnson City, Tenn. Jerry Higgins informed his Union College professors he had been awarded a $4,950 grant from Lowe’s and a $76,000 community grant from the East Tennessee Foundation. Higgins’ grant work totaled $83,950. 

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June 28, 2016
 StraighterLine and Union College announce partnership to provide affordable and flexible degree completion options for college students

StraighterLine, the fastest-growing provider of affordable, high quality online general education courses, has partnered with Union College, a Kentucky-based institution with a passion for serving its students and the Appalachian region it calls home. In addition to face-to-face and hybrid programs, Union College is pleased to offer students options in online degree coursework on several academic levels. All of Union’s online programs are affordable, convenient for all students, and feature Union's personal connection.

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June 24, 2016
Walmart contributes to Union technology project

Walmart has contributed $1,000 to Union College for technology upgrades that will benefit Union’s first-generation students. The donation was made through the Community Grant Program of the Barbourville Walmart and approved by Store Manager Sam Scharbrough. 

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June 07, 2016
Union awarded two scholarship grants totaling $11,000

Mike McPherson, Vice President for Advancement, has announced Union College has been awarded two foundation grants providing a total of $11,000 in scholarship support. McPherson says Union has been awarded $1,000 from the Bohn Foundation and $10,000 from the Chatlos Foundation.

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May 27, 2016
Union supporters donate $7,000 during KY Gives Day

Union College supporters donated $7,000 during one day of giving – KY Gives Day, a statewide campaign focused on supporting non-profits. Union College joined the event to reach out to alumni and friends across Kentucky as well as those that were impacted by their time spent on the Barbourville campus. Nearly 6,000 supporters heard Union’s “Fuel the Fire” message broadcast during KY Gives Day, held on May 24. Donations were requested for student support, which provides enhanced financial resources for the 1,000 students that call Union home. 

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May 26, 2016
Lydia Nash was named AAC Female Champion of Character award winner

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Union College's Lydia Nash added to her already impressive collection of hardware when she was named the 2015-16 Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Female Champions of Character Award winner.

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May 23, 2016
Union College announces Presidential Laureates and Dean’s List for Spring 2016

Union College recognized this week the students who have been named Presidential Laureates or named to the Dean’s List for the 2016 spring semester.  A total of 32 students were named Presidential Laureates. 134 undergraduates were honored with recognition among the 2016 Dean's List.

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May 10, 2016
Union College 2016 Co-Valedictorians

Union College conferred degrees on 211 graduates during the 2016 Commencement held on Saturday, May 7. The event was the 123rd Commencement ceremony held on the college’s historic Barbourville campus. 

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April 29, 2016
Union, community partners complete Monarch waystations

Union College and several partners from throughout the local community have completed a project to improve butterfly habitats on the college campus. Students from Union College, Barbourville Independent Schools and the Bell County Technology Center installed plants and garden benches for Monarch butterfly habitats at two locations – Union’s Center for Civic Engagement and the Turner Outdoor Center. The project was student led, but funded through a grant from Kentucky PRIDE. 

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April 27, 2016
Lydia Nash recognized for academic achievements during Honor's Day

Union College recognized nearly 40 students for outstanding academic achievement at its annual Honors Day Convocation ceremony held in the Conway Boatman Chapel on the college’s Kentucky campus. 

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April 25, 2016
Union to honor graduates during events May 6 & 7

Union College will honor the 2016 graduating class during two ceremonies scheduled for the first weekend in May. Union will host a Baccalaureate service on May 6 and a Commencement ceremony on May 7. Dr. Thomas C. Clark, a native of Knox County, will serve as the 123rd Commencement speaker. 

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April 05, 2016
Union hosting Keeneland fundraising event

The Union College Office of Advancement is inviting alumni and community members to join them for a fundraising event during Keeneland’s Spring Meet. The event will be held at the Keeneland Clubhouse on Sunday, April 17. 

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April 05, 2016
Union College music program presents Handel’s “Messiah”

“The trumpet shall sound” as the Union College music program presents Handel’s “Messiah” for its spring concert. The concert will take place on Tuesday, April 19 in the Conway Boatman Chapel. 

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March 15, 2016
Documentary filmmaker to present After Coal at Union College

A documentary that profiles eastern Kentucky’s transition from a coal-based economy will be featured on the Union College campus on March 29. The documentary filmmaker, Tom Hansell, will host classroom discussion on the topic and be available during the showing of After Coal.


Timeline of Union's history

A timeline of Union College's history