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An education to match her passion

When Sandra Elizondo, a 2020 Union graduate, lost her half-brother DJ to gang violence ten years ago, a passion sparked inside her to help struggling youth. “I remember he always said people just don’t get it,”…

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(left) Summer Nguyen smiles on her graduation day while holding one of her masks. (right) Joseph Peden smiles in front of the Union College van

Union students – the next generation of entrepreneurs

“I’ve learned that running a business is a lot harder than it seems. But stuff I knew about woodworking helped me understand my classes better,” Joseph Peden said. After high school, he had no intention…

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Register for the Golf Classic fundraiser (Sept. 17)

You are invited!We invite you to attend and support Union College athletics through the annual Warriors’ Golf Classic. This year the four-person scramble will take place on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Woodland Hills Golf…

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Communication – A solid base to stand on

“You can learn only so much in school—what you’ll always learn best is what you do every day,” said Juliet Bromme, one of several communication majors who found internships this summer at prominent organizations across…

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Peter Blankenship – Farewell, Union

“Be positive, be thankful, carry on the good work that was begun here,” said Peter Blankenship, Union’s food services director of thirteen years. He’s a quiet, laid back man when you first meet him, but…

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Nicole Houdek returns to Union

Nicole Houdek just returned to Union after graduating in 2004 with a degree in social work. Except now, she isn’t a student. She has become one of the Academic Administration’s pool of office managers, working…

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Zakary Perrin – A Calling to Service

“School wasn’t my thing. I would tell everyone that math was my favorite because I struggled in it the most and I was trying to put a positive spin on it,” said Zakary Perrin, who…

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Dr. Robison bows out

Dr. Mark Robison is cleaning out his office. He’s been an English professor at Union for 25 years, including chair of the Division of Humanities. He is packing up boxes with memories. He finds a…

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Peggy Carlson returns to Union

“I’ve brought my label maker,” Peggy Carlson laughed. She has always been a go-getter even from childhood—when she was six, she learned to drive a riding lawn mower alongside her family. Today, she’s the new…

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Joan Whieldon smiles while holding large cans of baked beans in the kitchen of Union Market

Welcome to Union Market, Joan!

“I believe that food should be worth the calories, so I try to make things taste good,” Joan Whieldon said, smiling. “People need to be fed. It fills a part of the soul, I believe.”…

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Annie Escobar (right) speaks with another person in the Union College cafeteria

Annie Escobar Retires – 33 years of heart

Union students probably have noticed a sweet woman working in the cafeteria who happens to look a lot like the school counselor, Lorie Escobar. Maybe, if you were having an especially hard week, she might’ve…

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Stephanie and Jeff Meyer

Stephanie Meyer retires after 32 years at Union

“I would say leaving has been the hardest decision of my entire life. I really was drawn to work with the students and to make a difference in their lives,” said Stephanie Meyer, who is…

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