A Magazine for Alumni and Friends

FallNott Memorial 2017
In this issue
Wendell King ’24

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Race, radio & the legacy of Wendell King ’24

It’s been a century since Wendell W. King ’24 played a role in a polarizing strike at General Electric, where he worked the summer following his freshman year. Chief engineer of Union’s student-operated radio station, the Encyclopedia of Union College History notes he was “the first black student to attend Union for any significant length of time.” King went on to become a research electrical engineer in Erie, Pa., where he helped create the first radio station in 1927.


70 years later, Union and St. Lawrence alumns reconnect

The College honored a lifelong friendship between Donald Sommers '45 and Teddy Rosen (St. Lawrence University) at an October football game. The two, close growing up, had been out of touch for 70 years until recently.


President Stephen C. Ainlay announces final year

President Stephen C. Ainlay has announced that he will step down as president at the end of the upcoming academic year, completing 12 years of service to the College.