07/2016 - News Archive

Published on
July 28, 2016
Union celebrates 100th Birthday of football alumnus

Union College joined family and friends over the weekend to celebrate the 100th birthday of football alumnus Hughes Bennett. Bennett officially hit the centennial mark on July 27. Brian Strunk, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, along with Jon North, Director of Sports Broadcasting and External Operations, joined Bennett’s family in London for the 100th Birthday celebration. Tim Curry, Director of Union College Athletics, and Union alumni Glenn Proffitt helped to coordinate the visit. 

Published on
July 18, 2016
Union College is now offering music classes for toddlers

Union College’s Department of Fine, Performing and Media Communication Arts is now offering music classes for toddlers through Musikgarten, the leader in early childhood music education.  “Musikgarten at Union” offers toddlers, ages 15 months thru 3 years of age (along with their grownup), the opportunity to explore the fun and magic that is music. 

Published on
July 15, 2016
Union offers new scholarship to assist area teachers

Union College is offering a new scholarship program to assist teachers in the region attending graduate school. Union will offer a $2,500 tuition scholarship to all graduate education students from a nine county service area. The Union College scholarship will be offered to students with residency in Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, McCreary and Whitley counties. 

Published on
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. 

Published on
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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