HeartScan: a uniquely Union approach to mentorship

Last year, occupational therapy assistant major Hailey Erickson took biology from Professor Kelly McWilliams and loved the experience — so much, in fact, that she decided to ask McWilliams to be her Heartscan mentor.  HeartScan…

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Senior feature: Arse Tufa

Arse Tufa (pronounced “Ar-say”) graduated in December a semester early. By mixing online courses with his in-person classes at Union, he’s completing his degree after just seven semesters despite switching majors, playing on the soccer team…

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Michael Mecklenburg: cracking the code to real-world experience

When you think of a computer scientist, you might envision someone coding alone in a dark room. But Michael Mecklenburg, a junior information technology and business administration major, proves that’s not the case.  “Both IT…

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Flipping the script on ADHD

Union student’s research shows experiential learning improves academic performance. When you find out that Lauren Richert has ADHD, you might feel a twinge of sympathy that she has to face such a challenge. But that…

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From IRR to MPH: Joshua Reyes-Meiring

“I never felt alive until I started working in healthcare,” said 2022 international rescue and relief graduate Josh Reyes-Meiring.  Reyes-Meiring was interested in science and medicine, but until he started in the IRR program, he…

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Ruben Garcia: doing it all

It’s increasingly hard to imagine a Union College without Ruben Garcia. For the last four years, the psychology major from North Carolina has been one of the most involved students on campus — in Campus…

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Lilly Lauina: a compassion for children

Many students travel cross-country to attend college. But for Lilly Lauina, coming to Union College meant a trip of more than 6,000 miles from her home in American Samoa. “It took a lot to transition…

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Megan Johnson: unlocking leadership skills

“I never thought of myself as a natural leader,” said Megan Johnson. “I was always content to be a follower. My experiences here at Union have challenged me, through different classes, on-campus associations and internships,…

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Daniel Klein: discovering a passion for dentistry

When he first came to Union, senior Daniel Klein knew that he wanted to go into medicine. “I wanted my college experience to prepare me to get a professional degree one day,” he said. “Since…

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Internship takes student home and to a new level of ministry

Gavin Forbes spent the fall semester away from Union College in his hometown of Apopka, Florida. It wasn’t because he wanted to trade the windy Nebraska autumn for the Florida sunshine — although he certainly…

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A Heart for the unhoused

It can be easy to make generalizations about people without permanent housing. But for Ashira Campbell, sophomore communication major at Union College, each unhoused person is an individual she has an opportunity to serve. “They…

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