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Senior puts international service before med school

Any senior applying to medical schools could use a prayer or two. Then there’s Adam Anderson. The international rescue and relief (IRR) major will be applying to highly competitive programs while volunteering in a country…

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MPH director arrives in a cloud of dust

After a long and varied career in the public health field, Eric Aakko is ready to give back. “I’m excited about teaching students how living Jesus’ model of ‘love your neighbor’ can be applied to…

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Students head to Arkansas for tornado relief

Nestled in the forest between a state park and a national park, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas is normally a quiet retirement community, but on Thursday, March 14, an EF-2 tornado touched down with winds up…

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Writing for Hope

When Hannah Drewieck graduated from Union in 2022, she had two majors but no clear idea where she wanted to work. “I knew ultimately I wanted to find meaning in my work,” she said. “I wanted to…

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Prayers and scholarships: a journey to nursing

Juanita Nicolas’ road to Union was not a straight line due north from her home in Dallas. Through all the detours life has thrown at her, she is confident of one thing: God has been with her…

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Of mice and Duchenne muscular dystrophy

For Erynn Johnson, a 2019 Union College graduate, every day looks different. As a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate working in a biochemistry research laboratory, she is responsible for running experiments, training undergraduate students, documenting and presenting her results,…

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Bringing the ancient world to life

Walking into Assistant Professor of Religion Dr. Trisha Broy’s office is like entering a miniature museum of archeology. She has trays of ancient ceramic shards, a stone ax head and even a mostly intact clay…

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VIDEO | Union theology students attend Adventist Society for Religious Studies

As part of their academic growth, Union theology majors and professors attended the Adventist Society for Religious Studies annual convention last fall in San Antonio. Here’s what they learned.

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VIDEO | His mother’s dream came true

She wanted her oldest son to go to a Christian school and the way opened up. Give to the Union College Fund or Student Scholarship Fund to support students like Gio.

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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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VIDEO | Jacob Pittinger answers the call to pastoral ministry

Jacob felt called to be a pastor since he was a child. At Union College, he found a school that gave him the knowledge, tools and connections to reach that God-given calling.

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From NE to NZ: a Union PA makes waves in the South Pacific

When Andrew Casburn got stir-crazy during the pandemic, he decided to take the skills he learned at Union College overseas. So in 2022 he and his wife, Jess, packed their lives into six suitcases and…

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