News for Alumni

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 Scandanavia 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.

October 1

Drilling Deep: A 'day off'

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.

June 1

The Future of Irish Feminism

Ireland’s history is rich with tales of poverty and emigration. But not in 2007, when Claire Bracken left her native country to teach at Union College.

June 1

The Union Panther Tamer

Doing a little spring cleaning, I came across some old newspaper clippings and black and white photos that stirred fond memories of my time at Union.

June 1

A Rising Folk Rock Star

Ashley Sofia ’11, who critics and fans have called “the future of folk rock,” recently released her debut album, “Love and Fury.” A down-to-earth performer, she lives in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, where she was born and raised.

June 1

Young Alum Talks Social Justice

As part of the College’s inaugural Civil Rights Mini Term in his senior year, Pete Haviland-Eduah ’10 walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where in 1965, hundreds marching for black voting rights were beaten by police, an event that became known as Bloody Sunday.

June 1

Sports Reporter Living Her Dream

Marisa Jacques ’02 never had a backup plan. Which should come as no surprise to those familiar with her single-minded focus on a career in sports broadcasting.

June 1

Commitment to Community, at Union and in Wyoming

John Wold ’38 and his wife, Jane, were recognized by the city of Casper, Wyo. on Dec. 13, 2014 for their $1 million donation toward the construction of the Wold Family Arena, an ice rink at the Casper Events Center.

June 1

Fly Songs and Evolution

Songs don’t usually cause break-ups. Even so, they seem to be part of the reason a miniscule fruit fly has undergone speciation—diverging from one distinct species into three.

June 1

ReUnion recap 2015

Nearly 2,000 visitors descended upon campus for the annual celebration of the College’s graduates.

April 30

Volunteer of the Week

The members of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity are the Kenney Community Center's volunteers of the week.

April 24

#ADAY4U shows Union pride

The one-day fundraising initiative bolstered the College's Annual Fund and increased participation.

April 16

Tuesday, April 21 to be #ADAY4U

The College is launching a one-day fundraising campaign, #ADAY4U, on Tuesday, April 21, aiming to bolster participation in giving to Union’s Annual Fund.

March 18

Two students named Watson Fellows

Seniors Karlee Bergendorff and Warren Thompson were among the 50 students selected as fellows from more than 700 candidates nominated by private liberal arts colleges and universities in the United States.

February 11

Becker Career Fair coming Tuesday

Representatives, many of whom are Union alumni, will speak with students about jobs, internships, gap year opportunities, fellowships and graduate school programs.

January 14

Volunteer of the Week

The community service mini-term group is the Kenney Community Center's Volunteers of the Week.

January 9

Profound & Poignant

The remarkable stories of those individuals affiliated with Union College who participated in the Civil War, one of the most important eras in the nation’s history, is quite compelling.

January 9

Brotherhood Transcends War

The unfortunate demise of Henry Remsen Schwerin (1863), who was mortally wounded at Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863, showed that fraternity brotherhood could transcend even the enmity of bitter rivals.