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Month: November 2017

November 29, 2017

Letter from the President

Friends and Family of Unity College, Immersion. It’s become a bit of a buzzword in higher education lately, but it’s what we do at Unity College. It’s what we’ve always done. For decades now. From our signature Nova orientation program that just this summer celebrated it’s thirtieth season (congrats!), to sustainable ag student research into… Read more »


November 26, 2017

Captive Wildlife Goes Global with New International Faculty

Captive Wildlife Care and Education at Unity College provides integrative, hands-on training and experience, preparing students to become expert wildlife rehabilitators, educators, conservationists, and advocates. As part of the program, students have the opportunity to work with organizations across the globe and work closely with species they’re likely to encounter in careers after graduation —… Read more »


November 26, 2017

A Year of Firsts

Unity College Graduates First Master’s Students With the introduction of the Distance Education program, Unity College has experienced a lot of firsts in the past year: the first graduate degree ever offered at America’s Environmental College. The first degree it’s ever offered completely online. The first full-time faculty member on staff strictly for Distance Education.… Read more »


November 26, 2017

Cpl. Michelle Merrifield (‘93)

Maine Game Warden Service K-9 Team Leader Michelle Merrifield (‘93) couldn’t get into her truck. The dog she’d just picked up from the Maine State Police, Pistol, was barking and snarling at the driver’s side window, letting her know with no uncertainty how he felt about Michelle joining him inside. It took a bit of… Read more »


November 26, 2017

Camps, Eco Tours, and Unique Venues

What does it mean to be America’s Environmental College? To be — and prepare — leaders in sustainability science? It means looking beyond the standard limits of higher education. It means bringing environmental education and sustainability initiatives wherever they’re needed, whether you’re a recent high school graduate, a middle-schooler, or well into your career, whether… Read more »


Unity College Laurel Sullivan

November 20, 2017

Do whales come and go with the tide?

Laurel Sullivan (‘18) overlays tidal and whale sighting data from Bay of Fundy to find out


November 17, 2017

Giving Thanks for Unity

TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: November 17, 2017 SUBJECT: Giving Thanks for Unity ATTACHMENTS: None Dear Unity College Community, With some of us going on break, some taking well-deserved time off, and some holding the fort next week, I thought I would send out a quick message before many of us switch… Read more »


November 14, 2017

SREB recognizes Unity College Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) recently recognized Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Dr. Rana Johnson for her work mentoring students during her years in Kentucky. Seven doctoral completers and current scholars from the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville, led by Dr. La Toya Bianca Smith, initiated the award process, approaching SREB director… Read more »


November 12, 2017

Opportunity into Reality

Getting a Head Start on a Career – Unity interns stand out From plant biologists to conservation law enforcement officers, to animal care interns and even a member of an Alaskan trail crew, Unity College students spent this past summer accomplishing amazing things, and putting their majors — and passions — to work in professional environments… Read more »


Environmental Consulting

November 10, 2017

Bolstering hands-on learning with professional experiences

NAI awards Unity College student full scholarship to national conference


November 01, 2017

Alumna Profile : Renee Adlesperger ’16

Marine Biologist [mks_pullquote align=”left” width=”300″ size=”24″ bg_color=”#000000″ txt_color=”#ffffff”] The campus was quiet, and the hot summer air lay like a blanket over Unity College when Renee Adlesperger first laid her eyes on it. [/mks_pullquote] The cheerful voice of the tour guide filled the silence as they made their way from building to building, mapping out… Read more »


November 01, 2017

Alumnus Profile: Merlin Benner ‘87

Wildlife Biologist. Owner, Wildlife Specialists and Remote Intelligence. [mks_pullquote align=”left” width=”300″ size=”24″ bg_color=”#000000″ txt_color=”#ffffff”] Even as the chill of a late winter’s night creeped into his jacket, the result of an intermittent breeze along a snow-strewn field, Merlin Benner, ‘87, knew he was right where he belonged. [/mks_pullquote] The muffled crunch of hoof on snow… Read more »


November 01, 2017

Faculty Research

Dr. Kathleen Dunckel Dunckel, D., A. Weiskittel, and G. Fiske.  (2017) Projected future distribution of Tsuga canadensis across alternative climate scenarios in Maine, U.S.  Forests. 8. 285; doi:10.3390/f8080285 Climate change is expected to alter the suitable habitat of individual tree species, and forest managers require resources about the potential impacts on a regional scale to… Read more »


November 01, 2017

New Director of Career Services Ready to Dive into Student Aspirations

When a student comes into Director of Career Services Sharon Bannon’s office, she never knows what kind of adventure they’ll bring. Do they want to be a dolphin trainer? An international businesswoman? The director of an environmental non-profit? No two students are alike. Some have no idea what they want to do or what their… Read more »


November 01, 2017

Finding your Place at New England’s Largest Environmental Career Fair

In a time when the green job market is exploding, America’s Environmental College is always working to connect environmental employers with students and other job seekers. Through our annual Environmental Career Fair, Unity College will bring over 100 different companies and organizations from across New England to the Tozier Gymnasium on March 6, 2018. Some… Read more »


November 01, 2017

Spying on turtles in the name of conservation

Unity College students, faculty aid Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in years-long turtle study