News for Alumni

July 14

College mourns the passing of April Selley

Colleagues and other friends are mourning the loss of April Selley, a devoted teacher and writer who instilled in students her joy of literature and the craft of creative writing.

May 25

Alumni in the news: Dr. Patrick O’Connor '78

Dr. Patrick O’Connor '78, a professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine and a past president of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, was recently quoted in The New York Times.

April 29

A tree story

Students planted a tree on campus to observe Arbor Day and the legacy of its founder, James Sterling Morton, an honorary degree recipient in 1856.

April 27

Alumni in the news: Keith Kinkaid '13

Former Union goaltender Keith Kinkaid '13, now with the New Jersey Devils, is one of 13 players selected to the initial U.S. roster for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship.

March 1

New look, same old ‘Skeller spirit

After a July 2014 flood destroyed the Rathskeller as generations of alumni have known it, the underground hangout reopened in September with a new, more modern look. That same old ‘Skeller spirit, though, made of those memories you never forget, remains.

March 1

Age is just a number

Burk Ketcham '48 was the oldest participant at the FISA World Masters Rowing Championships (held in Belgium Sept. 10-13) at the impressive age of 90.

March 1

A man of mycology

When he graduated from Union in 1966, Rodham E. Tulloss was profiled in this magazine as "something of a Renaissance man [who has] shown a dazzling versatility."

March 1

Rock on, Dr. Lew

Rock star Law Schon '82 is back to this day job: orthopedic surgeon.

March 1

Working with the best

Helene De Vries '89 is always thinking about the best of the best, it's her job.

March 1

Juice the change he needed

Most people only talk about pursuing their dreams. Jon Schiff '02, who used to suit up each day as a hedge fund derivatives trader on Wall Street, just made his a reality.

January 7

Alumni in the news: Mark Walsh '76

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced that Mark Walsh '76 will serve as associate administrator for the Office of Investment & Innovation.

November 12

Civil War glossary posted online

In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the Lincoln assassination, the College’s Notables Committee mounted an exhibition titled “Profound and Poignant: Union College Connections to the Civil War Era”

November 6

First Feigenbaum Forum fills the Nott

Howard Gardner, an internationally-renowned psychologist who developed the theory of multiple intelligences that revolutionized how educators teach their students, was the featured speaker

October 1

Writing at Union and beyond

Even before he graduated in 2011, Daniel Kason ’11 was on his way as an author when Indigo Rising, a literary magazine, published his short story, “Dark Creation.”

October 1

Cultivating dairy farmers

Wondering why organic cheese or milk is sometimes hard to find? Well, there aren’t as many farmers as there used to be—at least in Maine and Northern New England.

October 1

Leading the alumni council

Susanna Ryan Berger ’99, the global marketing leader for Pricewaterhouse-Coopers’ technology, media and telecommunications practice, is excited to be at the helm of the Alumni Council. She began her three-year term as president of the group this spring.

October 1

NHL agent got great start at Union

Years before pro hockey agent Jay Grossman ’87 helped globalize the National Hockey League—flying seven time zones to Russia, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia to sign the likes of Ilya Kovalchuk of Russia or Niklas Backstrom of Finland — his scouting trips were easy walks from his dorm room in Davidson to Achilles Rink.

October 1

A career set to music

The Nott Memorial saw something on April 14 its venerable, usually-hushed confines will probably never see again— Joe Elliott (long hair, ripped jeans and all) belting out a rock anthem.

October 1

Sustaining Union's living legacy

College arborist Joe Conti likes to say—with equal measures of pride and humor—that “Union is like a nursing home for trees.”

October 1

Drilling Deep: Five days in Peru

Layers of sediment from the bottom of Lake Junín, at an elevation of 13,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes, hold the record of climate change as far back as 200,000 years.

October 1

Drilling Deep: Friday, July 31, 2015

Layers of sediment from the bottom of Lake Junín, at an elevation of 13,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes, hold the record of climate change as far back as 200,000 years.