Union Through the Decades

Returning from war—1950s Frank De Haan ’50 was discharged from the Army in January 1946, married his sweetheart, Dolly, and enrolled in Union College. The couple lived on 46th Street, close to campus and Dolly’s…

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The Adams Family

Union Educated Since 1915 Sharyn Adams ’16 strolled past the Carnegie Building, past the grassy site where Jorgensen Hall once stood, and headed home after work. She is confident, cheerful and filled with a sense…

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How to Live a Good Life

Three of Union’s oldest alumni took different paths but shared common values of service and dedication Well into her 90s, Ida Hanson Roberts (’38) continued delivering quarterlies to the members of her church who missed…

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Making A Mark

Every graduating class wants to leave their mark on campus, and some classes found a uniquely memorable ways to do so. Starting with a lilac bush in 1894, most classes left something to make the…

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Jacob Trana joins Union Bank after a successful internship

Internships are often an excellent way for students to peek inside their future career. While some students might be afraid their time will be taken with filing or coffee runs, 2015 graduate Jacob Trana was…

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Cinn-onymous with Union

When Union sent me an official acceptance letter, I called my friend who attended Union at the time and drilled her on all I needed to know as an incoming freshman. “You have to have…

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Half a Century at Union

For half a century Archie Hilliard played a pivotal role in Union’s growth—personally installing and maintaining much of the campus infrastructure that supports the school’s educational mission. Even though he spent most of those years…

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Schober and Krueger retire from nursing program

Two long-time professors retired this past school year after teaching at Union College well over half a century combined. Both Valeree Krueger and Charlotte Schober taught in the nursing program for more than 30 years. “It’s difficult…

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Video: Lindsey Martinsen on nursing

Lindsey Martinsen, a 2014 nursing graduate, talks about why she chose to earn a bachelor of science in nursing at Union College. Learn more about Union’s nursing program at https://www.ucollege.edu/nursing

Photo: Angela Washington

Social worker finds a calling in service

by Megan Wehling, student writer “If I would have known better, I would have done better.” Angela Washington listened to the repentant cry of a mom in anguish. Sitting in a cold courtroom, watching the mom huddled…

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The mystery of the Gettysburg flag

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Union College library director Sabrina Riley recounts her attempts to discover the authenticity of a flag reputedly flown at the Gettysburg Address. In 1985, alumna…

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