Developing Students Beyond the Classroom

The Whole U


While academic pursuits are at the core of a Union education, we must also provide opportunities for students to grow as citizens of the College and the world. The Powering Union campaign will help create 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. Support for experiential learning— including study away, undergraduate research and community initiatives in Schenectady and the surrounding area—will enable more Union students to immerse themselves in unique, hands-on learning opportunities.

We must also ensure that every Union student benefits from out-of-classroom support that imparts essential lessons about wisdom, empathy and courage. From athletics and our evolving residential curriculum to in-depth career advising and wellness services, campaign investments will reinforce every student’s academic experience and energize our campus culture by fostering important moments of connection among faculty, staff and students.


Setting the stage for a career in theater

Home away from home for Angel Flores '20 is the Yulman Theater. Since making his entrance on campus, Angel has been spending most of his class and free time there, setting the stage for a career as a theater director.

Angel Flores '20

Lessons learned from end-of-life care

Matt Liquori '18 is among more than two dozen Union students selected as CARE (Community Action, Research and Education) fellows. The experiential learning program trains students to serve as surrogate family members to hospice patients in community-run residential homes.

Matt Liquori '18
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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Developing every student to lead with wisdom, empathy and courage in ways large and small, now and across multiple tomorrows.

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