Union College struck through with Adventist University written in.

Trustees vote to change Union’s name

Union College will become Union Adventist University as of May 2024.The Board of Trustees voted Monday, October 2, to change Union’s name for the first time in the school’s 132-year history after reviewing a year’s…

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Amalia Hidalgo: finding art and her voice at Union

For Amalia Hidalgo, choosing a college was the easy part. Not only was Union an easy three-hour drive from her home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, it came with friends pre-made. “In high school, we came to Union all the…

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Senior puts international service before med school

Any senior applying to medical schools could use a prayer or two. Then there’s Adam Anderson. The international rescue and relief (IRR) major will be applying to highly competitive programs while volunteering in a country…

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MPH director arrives in a cloud of dust

After a long and varied career in the public health field, Eric Aakko is ready to give back. “I’m excited about teaching students how living Jesus’ model of ‘love your neighbor’ can be applied to…

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Bazan named Union’s next president

The Union College Board of Trustees has invited Dr. Yamileth Bazan to take the reins as Union’s 30th president. Her term will begin on July 1, which is soon after the official transition to the…

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IRR students preparing to leave for Arkansas

Students head to Arkansas for tornado relief

Nestled in the forest between a state park and a national park, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas is normally a quiet retirement community, but on Thursday, March 14, an EF-2 tornado touched down with winds up…

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Meet me in St. Louis

St. Louis area, here we come! You have two opportunities to spend time with your Union family on April 13 and 14.  First, worship with Buell Fogg and students at 11 a.m. on Sabbath, April…

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Writing for Hope

When Hannah Drewieck graduated from Union in 2022, she had two majors but no clear idea where she wanted to work. “I knew ultimately I wanted to find meaning in my work,” she said. “I wanted to…

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Prayers and scholarships: a journey to nursing

Juanita Nicolas’ road to Union was not a straight line due north from her home in Dallas. Through all the detours life has thrown at her, she is confident of one thing: God has been with her…

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Of mice and Duchenne muscular dystrophy

For Erynn Johnson, a 2019 Union College graduate, every day looks different. As a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate working in a biochemistry research laboratory, she is responsible for running experiments, training undergraduate students, documenting and presenting her results,…

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Community Partnership Award

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals honored with Community Partnership Award

Photo above: Vinita Sauder, president of Union College (left), and Emily Rumery, director of Union’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (right), presented the 2024 Community Partnership Award to Chris Lee, COO and Vice President for Rehabilitation…

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HeartScan: a uniquely Union approach to mentorship

Last year, occupational therapy assistant major Hailey Erickson took biology from Professor Kelly McWilliams and loved the experience — so much, in fact, that she decided to ask McWilliams to be her Heartscan mentor.  HeartScan…

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Basketball tournament

Andrews boys and girls win the 2024 basketball tournament

The Andrews Academy Cardinals from Michigan won the boy’s and girl’s tournament bracket at the 2024 Union College Spring Basketball Tournament on Saturday night, February 17, 2024. The annual tournament got underway on Wednesday, February…

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