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April 28, 2020

How to Become a Certified Wildlife Biologist

As a wildlife biologist, you could spend your life helping wild animal populations thrive, or ensuring that animals in captivity enjoy healthy, invigorating lives.

January 23, 2019

From Con Law to a corner office

Since graduating from Unity College, Matthew Shejen has worked his way up to a Senior Vice President role for one of the largest banks in the country When Matthew Shejen (‘00) first entered into Unity College, he didn’t see himself ever becoming the Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy and Planning at Wells Fargo,… Read more »

A stand of trees viewed from the ground, looking up

December 04, 2018

Expanding our reach

Unity College Distance Education opens up opportunities for anyone in the world to earn a degree steeped in sustainability science Anyone who has searched for the perfect place to pursue a post-secondary degree knows that the best fit for a school isn’t always the one right down the road. It might not be in your… Read more »

November 14, 2018

A Sense of Adventure …

Unity College’s Adventure programs open up a world of journeying for graduates and those they work with Every undergraduate has a story about how and why they applied to the college of their choice. Most are pretty mundane, but Dr. William Hafford’s journey to Unity College was just that. A true journey. “I was accepted… Read more »

student Eli Walker with an injured cheetah

November 04, 2018

Spirits Soar at Unity College: Sky Lodge ribbon cutting

Unity College and Moose River Valley celebrate momentous gift On a perfect sunny September day, Sky Lodge, a historic sporting lodge sitting on more than 150 acres in the Moose River Valley, officially became Unity College: Sky Lodge. The lodge and its grounds hummed with energy and excitement, with an atmosphere that was less procedural… Read more »

November 04, 2018

Unity College professor discovers another new species of tardigrade

Even as tardigrades make waves in pop culture, there is still much to be discovered about the world’s smallest known animal Barnacles may be an odd — and smelly —  parcel for most people to receive. But for Dr. Emma Perry, Professor of Marine Biology at Unity College, it’s exciting, presenting yet another opportunity to… Read more »

November 04, 2018

Unity College 2025: Building the Next Strategic Plan

New strategic plan to build on success and expand service to students and society What comes to mind when you hear the words “strategic plan?” For many, the phrase elicits groans and conjures images of dusty tomes tucked away and forgotten in a bottom drawer somewhere. Notebooks that rarely, if ever, see the light of… Read more »

November 03, 2018

Letter from the President

Dear Unity College Community, What an amazing fall it has been. Seeing all the students here for the opening of the Flagship semester is my annual inspiration, the Sky Lodge ribbon cutting in Moose River in September was spectacular, and Distance Education is launching four new undergraduate degrees online. On a somber note, we lost… Read more »

July 01, 2018

Alumni Story: A reason to shell-ebrate

From Big Night to the Big Day, Unity College’s turtle-loving Greg LeClair has exemplified what a Unity College Education can offer young conservationists It’s a chilly night in April, and the sun fell just a couple hours ago. The weather isn’t quite ideal for the Unity College Herpetology Club’s first ever organized Big Night, where… Read more »

July 01, 2018

Corwin to graduates: ‘You are the solution’

Television host, conservationist Jeff Corwin meets, mingles, and addresses Unity College Class of 2018 “Yes Virginia, there is climate change. I’ve seen it. I’ve experienced it. I’ve witnessed and told the stories of the creatures who are impacted by climate change.” — Conservationist and TV host Jeff Corwin Growing up just outside of Boston, the… Read more »

July 01, 2018

Batting a Thousand

Unity College Conservation Law students fill all six Deputy Game Warden positions this summer Decked out in their new forest-green uniforms, six Unity College students majoring in Conservation Law Enforcement lined up in front of a whiteboard, standing underneath the words “To succeed, you have to believe in something with such a passion that it… Read more »

March 26, 2018

A Unity Community in Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock Zoo a hub for Unity College interns and alumni alike Over the years, Unity College students have left their mark on businesses across the nation through careers and internships, helping build unspoken partnerships and blazing career paths for students to come. One small zoo in Little Rock, Arkansas has found itself an unexpected… Read more »

March 26, 2018

Teaching from a Distance

Wildlife Biologist Dr. Brent Bibles adds expertise to Master’s programming Dr. Brent Bibles could tell you a story or two about the differences between graduates and undergraduates. Where undergraduate students spend as much of the college experience finding themselves as earning their degrees, graduate students are more at a point in their lives where they… Read more »

December 01, 2017

Not your average business degree

New Sustainable Business Enterprise Major the future of business Study after study demonstrates that “going green” is good business. Switching to solar, fuel cell or wind technology can earn companies a 30% tax credit on their energy expenditures. According to a UCLA study, companies that voluntarily adopt “green” practices and standards have 16 percent more… Read more »

December 01, 2017

Love of the Maine Woods Brings National Recognition to Student Bibliophile

Alex Koch (‘19) can’t exactly pinpoint the moment that his love for the written word evolved into book collecting — when avid reading evolved into bibliophilism — but it all came to a head when he took first place in this year’s National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest for his submission “The Breath and Breadth of… Read more »

December 01, 2017

Spying on Turtles in the Name of Conservation

Unity College students, faculty aid Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in years-long turtle study As the antenna slowly swept a semicircle into the crisp fall air above his head, Greg LeClair (‘18) listened closely to the steady beep of the receiver at his chest for any change in intensity. Up to his hips… Read more »

December 01, 2017

How Big Data can Help us Understand Extreme Weather

Environmental GISciences can help us predict, track, analyze, and prepare for natural disasters The last few years have seen record-breaking climate-related weather extremes across the U.S. and beyond. This summer alone, Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and countless others have been devastated by hurricane landfalls, and wildfires have destroyed millions of acres… Read more »

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 »