Dear Union College Community:
I hope this message finds you enjoying a restorative summer as we all prepare for an exciting new academic year starting in September. Today, I am thrilled to announce that after careful consideration and an extensive process, we have chosen a new nickname for Union College.
It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the Garnet Chargers!
In May, we unveiled four finalists for our new moniker: Garnet Chargers, Garnet Hawks, Garnet Griffins and Garnet Storm. After much deliberation and with invaluable input from our community, Garnet Chargers emerged as the clear choice to represent our College’s spirit and history.
We received an overwhelming response during the selection process, with more than 1,100 individuals offering their suggestions and comments. The depth of engagement was a heartening reminder of the immense pride that exists within our Union community.
Among the more than 400 unique name suggestions, Garnet Chargers ultimately stood out as an apt embodiment of the strength, energy and passion that characterize Union. Those qualities shine through in the video below.