News for Alumni
Before he became Union's president, Eliphalet Nott once gave a sermon for the ages.
Kelly was recently elected chairman of the Board of Trustees
John Kelly '76 recently elected chair of the board
John E. Kelly III '76 succeeds Mark Walsh ’76, who recently completed his four-year term.
Devin Wenig '88 spoke to nearly 500 members of the Class of 2015 at Union’s 221st Commencement
2015 Commencement speaker
Eleven Union College seniors were recently chosen to represent the College's next Minerva Fellows program.
This week's news from faculty, staff and students.
The College joins more than 70 colleges and universities in New York state that have made the decision to eliminate smoking on their campuses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Broadcast journalist Scott Wykoff ’85 traces the start of his 30-year career to his first day on campus.
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.
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.
Over the last 20 years as a teacher, performer and bandleader, Tim Olsen has been celebrating—but not recording—the vast range of styles in jazz.
The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and its aftermath directly involved five Union alumni.
A photographic essay
Nearly 2,000 visitors descended upon campus for the annual celebration of the College’s graduates.
Show to be performed in Jackson's Garden
Three students and an alumna will teach English and provide community support abroad.
The three-day event includes the dedication of Karp Hall and many other activities for alumni and friends.
All proceeds from the sale in Reamer Campus Center will go to The Gift of Hope, a group dedicated to helping women and children with HIV/AIDS.
The members of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity are the Kenney Community Center's volunteers of the week.
Nine Union students recently participated in the 29th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Eastern Washington University.
The one-day fundraising initiative bolstered the College's Annual Fund and increased participation.
The Emerson String Quartet closes our 14-15 season for a special performance Director Emeritus Daniel Berkenblit’s 85th birthday
Several Union College publications, a website and video received awards recently.
The Series welcomes back the legendary British singer after a 10-year hiatus
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.
“Profound and Poignant: Union College Connections to the Civil War Era” opens Tuesday, April 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.
Biss set to perform as part of Union College Concert Series
The College will pay homage to one of the nation’s greatest leaders and the millions of Americans affected by the war by ringing the campus bells.
Ainlay spoke about several Union figures influential in the Civil War era.
“Tenses,” a solo exhibition of oil paintings and drawings.by Walter Hatke, the Walter C. & May I. Baker Professor of Visual Arts, is on view at the Mandeville Gallery through May 17.
The foundation will provide the lead gift that will allow the College to transform the Visual Arts building, completing a vibrant arts corridor
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.
He will perform the last three Beethoven Sonatas, which are considered to be the quintessential solo works for keyboard.
Four students have been nominated by the College for consideration of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Program
Now in its 19th year, the Miró String Quartet is at the forefront of American quartets today.
The recent graduate is conducting research at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in Germany.
College celebrates 220th anniversary of its charter
The show features 20 students in dances and physical theater pieces set to soundtracks from major films in all genres.
Zorman performs on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. on the Union College Concert Series.
Representatives, many of whom are Union alumni, will speak with students about jobs, internships, gap year opportunities, fellowships and graduate school programs.
After being closed for a year-long major renovation, the former Humanities building has reopened as Karp Hall
This week's news from faculty, staff and students.
Pool is one of the strongest and most diverse in the College's history
This week's news from faculty, students and alumni.
The acclaimed American quartet is joined by a leading violist for a special program pairing works of Mozart.
Event commemorates the 220th anniversary of the College's charter
Downtown businesses cite the Union College effect
The community service mini-term group is the Kenney Community Center's Volunteers of the Week.
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.
Samuel Wilkeson Jr. (1837) was a war correspondent for the New York Times who may have inspired portions of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
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.
Warren Sanborn (1867), a private in the 27th Maine Volunteers, was Union College's sixth Civil War Medal of Honor recipient until 1917.
This week's news from faculty, staff and alumni.
College again named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
In March 1952, the Philomathean team won the Brooklyn College invitational debate tournament—the only major competition of its kind won by Union. At the time, it was the closest thing to a national title for intercollegiate debating. In fact, research suggests the victory over 53 participating colleges was the biggest debate win in Union’s history.
After Mary Olushoga ’06 graduated, her father said, “Everything about you has changed.” And she, who won myriad awards at Union and was part of everything from UNITAS to founding the Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir, responded, “Of course, that’s why I chose Union.”
In 2009, Votto Vines Importing began selling wine—just 1,000 cases in Connecticut—out of the back of a Subaru wagon. Today the business, co-founded by cousins Michael ’00 and Stephen Votto ’08, is on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies in America.
Jennifer (Sconyers ’85) Lawton is an entrepreneurship aficionado—starting or guiding new ventures is just about her favorite thing. Recently appointed CEO of MakerBot, a forerunner in reliable 3D printing, scanning and entertainment, she’s made a career of establishing and growing a variety of companies.
Dr. Martin Schulman ’54 isn’t a financial expert, but his ideas on social security are getting nods from some distinguished people who are.
It’s beyond annoying when that automated customer service voice doesn’t understand what you’re saying, right? Or when Siri just can’t seem to get that you’re asking “her” to call Joe, not Moe.
First, society decried the working woman; she belonged with her children. Then it rallied behind her in a nearly epic gender revolution to support her climb up the corporate ladder. Then the momentum ebbed, with more people again favoring traditional female homemaker roles.
If it weren't for one Union program, Kenia Valdez ’12 would not be where she is today—at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
The Civil War claimed 67 members of the Union College community, but perhaps no loss was felt more on campus than the death of Elias Peissner, a well-known professor of German and political economy who was a public advocate for the preservation of the Union and the gradual abolition of slavery.
Our inaugural group consists of Larry Hollander, dean of engineering emeritus and longtime scholarship donor, Linda Klein '80, an Atlanta-based attorney who has held senior positions in the American Bar Association, and Dr. Arnold Goldschlager '59.