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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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Immersed in international relations

The Jordan River. Ajloun Castle. Petra. The Dead Sea. Wadi Rum. Senior international relations and history major Aubrey Benton explored all these places this summer — on the U.S. Department of State’s bill.  Benton was one of…

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Eric Barber: Finding fulfillment in service

Union College’s International Rescue and Relief Program is comprised of bold and adventurous students. The IRR program’s new expedition coordinator matches their energy perfectly. Eric Barber comes to Lincoln from the state of Washington where…

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Kevin Flores: A life in leadership

Union College’s Master of Science in Leadership Program now has a complete faculty with the arrival of the founding director, Kevin Flores. Flores is no stranger to the city of Lincoln. He worked as Director…

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Justina Clayburn: A new story begins

Many students come to Union College to grow in their walk with Christ. As the newest addition to Union’s English Program, Dr. Justina Clayburn hopes to help students do just that while also helping them…

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Steve Hutchison returns to Union

First, he came to Union as a high school student for music festivals. Then he came to Union as a music major. Since then, he’s been bringing high school students to campus each year for…

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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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First-year Union student named a Daniels Scholar

Late one night last March, Regan Garman nervously looked at an unopened email from the Daniels Fund. The email would let her know if she’d been awarded a scholarship making her Union College education more…

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Mayo PA’s career bends unexpectedly toward elbows

When Tiffany Lam graduated from Union College’s Physician Assistant program in 2012, she didn’t have a favorite part of the elbow. But after ten years of working with one of the top elbow surgeons at…

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