Developing Students Beyond the Classroom: The Whole U


The Powering Union campaign is facilitating intentional connections between what happens inside and outside the classroom, allowing students to develop a deeper understanding of their world and the role they play in shaping its future. From athletics and our evolving residential curriculum to career advising and wellness services, the campaign bolsters every student’s educational journey through deliberate and meaningful interactions guided by faculty and staff.


Campaign priorities:

  • Program support for The U Journey residential curriculum
  • Endowed Class Dean positions
  • Program support to enhance the First-year Experience
  • Immersive and engaging experiences (internships, study away, summer research)
  • Endowed athletic coaching positions

Dr. Kenya M. LeNoir Messer '90

"Higher education is at crossroads, times are challenging. But Union is striving to find solutions that better serve our communities, country and world.

As alumni, we must do our part to ensure that Union continues to be a leader. Our giving provides young people with the opportunity of a lifetime—the Union College experience."

- Dr. Kenya M. LeNoir Messer '90

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To make a gift or learn more about Powering Union, please contact Scott Rava, assistant vice president for principal gifts and campaign director.

807 Union Street, Abbe Hall, Schenectady, NY 12308
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