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Category: Student Success

June 02, 2020

Flagship Scholar Recipients

Congratulations to all our Flagship Scholar Recipients for the 2020-21 academic year! 


January 21, 2020

From Boston to South Korea, Unity College students make the most of their internships

Internships are one of the pillars of a Unity College education, and even though students receive ample opportunities to get hands-on education through the College’s experiential curriculum, nothing can quite compare to getting out in the field alongside your future peers. In recent years, Unity College has placed an emphasis on students applying for and… Read more »


November 23, 2019

Danni Washington to deliver Unity College commencement address

Danni Washington, a correspondent on the nationally syndicated CBS series “Mission Unstoppable,” and founder of the nonprofit Big Blue & You, has made it her personal and professional mission to inspire the next generation to connect with the natural world. On May 9, Washington will get to share her passion face-to-face with roughly 200 Unity College Flagship and Distance Education graduates —… Read more »


November 22, 2019

Organic farming in South Korea

Through internships, Unity College students have gotten the opportunity to explore the world, and when Lyndsay Sharrock was weighing her options, she knew she wanted an internship that combined her passion for organic farming and exploring new cultures. A senior Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Writing major, Sharrock found the perfect opportunity through World Wide Opportunities… Read more »


November 22, 2019

Mixing Media, Oysters, and Agriculture

Over the summer, Brandon Hoeckel, a Unity College senior double majoring in Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Writing, became a jack of all trades while interning at Wright’s Cove Farm and Glidden Point Oyster Farms. His internship melded three very different areas of focus: Aquaculture, agriculture, and media. “It was a lot of new things for… Read more »


November 22, 2019

Educating on natural history in New Hampshire

While others studying Captive Wildlife Care and Education at Unity College tend to lean more heavily into the “care” aspects of the major, Josh Flagg knew from day one that he wanted to become an educator. This summer, Flagg got the opportunity to do just that at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, New… Read more »


November 22, 2019

Working at New England’s largest aquarium

The New England Aquarium in Boston is home to some 20,000 animals, as well as a 200,000-gallon tank that ranks among the 10 largest in any aquarium across the country. Over the summer, Jordan Baker, a senior Marine Biology major at Unity College, had the opportunity of a lifetime to learn the ins and outs… Read more »


Dorothy Jean

October 08, 2019

Completing Her Master’s at 13

Child prodigy Dorothy Jean Tillman finishes degree at Unity College through Distance Education Like any student pursuing a master’s degree, Dorothy Jean Tillman wanted to visit Unity College’s campus, even though she’s earning her degree through the College’s Distance Education program. And, like any student, when she made the trek to Maine with her family, she… Read more »


October 01, 2019

Covering New Ground

TERRAIN at Unity College re-envisions the curriculum for students in the first two years of college For decades, students have been introduced to the college experience in the same manner, from the move-in process to the first two years of the curriculum. Most colleges and universities welcome Generation Z almost exactly as they did with… Read more »


Ari Leach holding diploma during graduation ceremony

February 25, 2019

Student Success: Ari Leach

Ari Leach is currently the Biotoxin Specialist for the western Maine division of the Maine Department of Marine Resources. Ari has taken over the organization and operation of its volunteer phytoplankton monitoring program, which involves training and supporting a network of volunteers to collect and identify harmful algae species in western Maine, a service that… Read more »


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 »


Jessie Hooker FFA American Degree

October 31, 2018

Unity College student earns honor from Future Farmers of America

On Saturday, October 27, Unity College Captive Wildlife Care and Education major Jessie Hooker (‘20), was honored onstage at the FFA’s national convention in Indianapolis with her American Degree. Among more than 600,000 National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Organization members, all of them strive to earn the FFA American Degree, the highest degree achievable… 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 »


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 »


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 »