Videos and Media Mentions
Unity College is committed to educating, not just credentialing, the next generation of sustainability leaders. Unity College President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury reflects on the state of higher education, student success, and shaping the future through education. Sept. 2017.
Love Maine Radio – For more than half a century, Unity College has provided a high quality, innovative yet practical education to students in the field of environmental sustainability. Love Maine Radio interviews Unity College President, Dr. Melik Peter Khoury, and with Professor Mick Womersley, faculty advisor to the Unity College Search and Rescue Team. – March 17, 2017
Lucas St. Clair, who led the successful campaign to have more than 87,000 acres declared a national monument in northern Maine, spoke at the annual Maine Woods Forever roundtable at Unity College. Unity College President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury gave the introductory remarks. September 16, 2016.
Portland Press Herald – Maine’s largest newspaper highlights recent Unity College successes. Cites President Khoury and Chief Student Success Officer Cunningham on the balance between sustainable growth and increased support for students. Aug. 11, 2016.
Portland Press Herald – Dr. Melik Peter Khoury, Unity College President, looks to open up access to Unity through online programs. Sept. 11, 2016
WABI-TV (Bangor) – President Khoury leads a discussion with Gov. Paul LePage and a panel of specialists regarding Maine’s energy future during Power Dialog at the University of Maine Orono. April 6, 2016.
“Power Dialog: Maine’s Energy Future” engaged students, faculty, and staff at high schools, colleges, and universities throughout Maine in a weeklong discussion with state officials about Maine’s energy and climate policy.
Fosters Daily Democrat (NH) – Story outlines how Unity College’s divestment played a key role in creating a new class of fossil fuel portfolio for Spinnaker Trust investment advisers. May 28, 2016.
Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel – Unity College President-elect Melik Peter Khoury delivered a keynote address at the PeaceJam student youth leadership conference outlining his personal experiences with bystander intervention and offering tactics and responsibilities for students and educators. “Unity College is dedicated to an atmosphere of inclusivity, diversity, free speech, and tolerance for all racial, ethnic, political, and intellectual beliefs and lifestyles. That’s why we’re delighted to host this event, to provide a forum where the highest ideals of the maintenance and renewal of civilization can take root and flourish in our next generation of environmental leaders,” Khoury said. Oct. 6, 2015
Unity in the News – President Khoury delivered the keynote speech at a student-led World Cafe event to discuss the local, national, and global dimensions of diversity from student perspectives. The event was designed by students to allow students, staff, and faculty a forum to share alternative points of view regarding diversity. During the keynote, Dr. Khoury shared his own experiences as a first-generation American and gave the audience a first-person perspective of how diversity helps organizations succeed. May 23, 2016.
MaineBiz – More good news out of McKay Farm and the Development Office. The piece cites the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “Maine is a rare state in that the number of farmers aged 34 and younger grew nearly 40% from 2007 to 2012 in the latest census.” Chief Fundraising Officer Hutchinson is quoted. Aug. 11, 2016.
Kennebec Journal (Augusta, ME) – On the day it was signed into law, President Khoury invites the public to Unity College to attend talk by Lucas St. Clair, the campaigner who won approval for the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument at the Maine Woods Forever meeting on September 16. Aug. 26, 2016