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July 20, 2023

Unity Environmental University Announces Largest Ever Incoming Class After Embracing Innovative Model

University On Track to Exceed 10,000 Fulltime Students By 2025 Over the past five years, Unity Environmental University has proactively embraced the transformative potential of low-residency and place-bound education, leading to remarkable success and a significant surge in student enrollment. Currently, the university proudly hosts over 7,500 full-time students, an exceptional increase from the historical… Read more »

June 02, 2023

Unity Environmental University Establishes National and International Partnerships to Enhance Experiential Learning

Unity is the First and only Higher Education Institution with whom ACE has a Formalized Partnership Unity Environmental University announces the signing of two new partnerships with the American Conservation Experience (ACE) and International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ). These complimentary programs offer our students and graduates opportunities to develop professional experience both nationally and abroad. At… Read more »

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May 15, 2023

Unity Welcomes Three New Members to the Board of Trustees

New Members Eagerly Join University as it Evolves into a Thriving Institution After a year-long process of vetting a competitive pool of candidates, the Board Governance Task Force of Unity Environmental University is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its Board of Trustees: Elizabeth Dahlen, Jacqueline M. Sturdivant, and Holly J.… Read more »

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April 20, 2023

Unity Announces Sierra Club Executive Director Benjamin Jealous as the 2023 Commencement Speaker

Unity Environmental University is excited to announce Benjamin Jealous as the 2023 May Commencement Speaker. Jealous is the Executive Director of the Sierra Club, one of the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States.  Jealous has served in roles from organizer to investigative journalist to president of two of the nation’s… Read more »

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March 24, 2023

Unity Environmental University Announces Environmental Career Expo

Expo to Connect Students with Over 60 Environmental Employers from Across the Nation and Globe Unity Environmental University is excited to announce its annual Career Expo, taking place from March 28-30, 2023. This three-day event, held from 2:00-7:00 p.m. EST each day, will provide a platform for students from multiple colleges and universities to connect… Read more »

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March 21, 2023

Unity’s Sky Lodge Provides Ideal Setting for Johns Hopkins’ Environmental Sciences and Policy Program’s Experiential Learning

Sky Lodge plans to expand opportunities for immersive learning experiences to students and organizations committed to environmental stewardship Over the summer, Unity’s Sky Lodge hosted Johns Hopkins University’s Environmental Sciences and Policy (ESP) program on a 10-day capstone field experience in northern Maine for its graduate-level course, “Sustainability Leadership.” The course, led by adjunct professor… Read more »

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March 08, 2023

Unity Environmental University Announces May ’23 Commencement Ceremony at Merrill Auditorium

Unity Environmental University is proud to announce that its upcoming commencement ceremony will be held at Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine on May 13, 2023 at 1pm. This marks the first time in the college’s history that the event will be held at this world-class venue, reflecting the Institution’s ongoing growth and need for a… Read more »

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February 27, 2023

Unity College Evolves into Unity Environmental University

Update Reflects New Chapter as a University with Multiple Degree Programs and Locations throughout the State of Maine NEW GLOUCESTER, ME – Unity College, a leading institution in the field of sustainability and the environmental sciences, is proud to announce its new name: Unity Environmental University. The name augmentation reflects the institution’s evolution into a… Read more »

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February 09, 2023

Unity College Announces Three Groundbreaking Partnerships for Hands-On Learning in Top Majors

Students to Receive Unique Opportunities for Experiential Learning Unity College is proud to announce three new partnerships that will provide unparalleled opportunities for hands-on experiential learning for students studying in the college’s top majors – Wildlife Conservation, Marine Biology & Sustainable Aquaculture, and Animal Health & Behavior. Over the last 4 months, Unity College has… Read more »

Credential As You Go Initiative

January 13, 2023

Unity College Chosen for Credential As You Go Initiative

Unity Among 28 Institutions Selected Nationwide Unity College Enterprise is announcing its selection as a participant in the Credential As You Go Initiative (CAYG). This selection means Unity College Enterprise will receive extensive access to expert technical assistance as the College continues to craft robust certification and upskilling programs within our different Sustainable Education Business… Read more »

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December 15, 2022

Unity College Hybrid Learning Announces Launch of New Natural Resources Conservation and Management Program

New Baccalaureate Program Expands on Hybrid Learning Offerings Unity College Hybrid Learning announces the launch of a new B.S. in Natural Resources Conservation & Management. This new immersive program prepares students for careers such as Environmental Consulting and Land Use Management. These are career tracks that Unity College Hybrid Learning has identified as in demand… Read more »

December 02, 2022

Unity College Distance Education Announces Three New Degree Programs

Degree Paths Designed to Meet Students Where They Are Unity College Distance Education announces three new comprehensive degree programs rooted in sustainability science. The programs highlight the ongoing growth at Unity College and the increased need for professionals to fill jobs in the expanding environmental career space. “We have gone to great lengths to identify… Read more »

October 27, 2022

Unity College Announces Record-Breaking Fall Enrollment

College on Pace to Beat Three-Year Growth Projection in a Single year Unity College sets a new enrollment record this fall as the institution welcomes more than 1,900 new students since August. This brings the college’s full-time equivalent student population to more than 4,600 students representing all 50 states. “This time last year we were… Read more »

August 24, 2022

Invitation for Public Comments

Invitation for Public Comments Unity College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit October 2-5, 2022 by a team representing the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, NEASC). The New England Commission of Higher Education is one of seven… Read more »


July 19, 2022

Technical Institute for Environmental Professions Announces Opening of Application Portal

Prospective students across the state and country can now begin applying for courses at the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions (TIEP). The Institute, which is located at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine, is designed to provide access and affordability, allowing students to upskill, retrain, or find brand-new jobs in the environmental career space. TIEP… Read more »

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May 02, 2022

After Another Record-Breaking Year, Unity College to Give System-Wide Bonuses up to $2,500

College also Announces the Hiring of 100 More Employees in Coming Year Unity College is announcing employee bonuses after another year of record-breaking enrollment. College leadership says it made the decision as a way of helping employees during a time of record-breaking inflation and higher costs. All full-time, benefits-eligible employees who have been with Unity… Read more »

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April 28, 2022

Unity College Announces Hiring of Director of Career Placement and Corporate Partnerships

Wendi Richards Leads Critical Position Ensuring Student Success Unity College has announced the hiring of Wendi Richards as the College’s new Director of Career Placement and Corporate Partnerships. This position will develop a strong network of employers to offer greater opportunities for every Unity College student. This includes helping students find career-enhancing internships or jobs… Read more »

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March 28, 2022

Unity College Teams up with Ocean Conservancy to Create Ocean Justice Micro-Course

Unity College President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury has announced a partnership with Ocean Conservancy that will provide non-credit skills advancement for Ocean Conservancy employees. “We historically have focused primarily on credit bearing, degree seeking students. This is an evolution in partnership with organizations that already have employees who might not be looking for degrees but… Read more »

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March 18, 2022

Unity College Announces Details of May 2022 Graduation Ceremony

Dr. Sylvia Washington Announced as Honored Commencement Speaker This May, Unity College invites students to its 90 Quaker Hill location for an in-person spring commencement ceremony. America’s Environmental College is proud to graduate 137 students during this hybrid, in-person, and online event. Just as the college strives to provide students with maximum flexibility in the… Read more »

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February 23, 2022

Unity College Receives Updated Classification from Prestigious Carnegie Commission

Unity Now Recognized as Master’s Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Unity College has announced the Carnegie Commission has reclassified the institution as a Master’s Colleges & Universities: Small Programs. This is a significant change from the college’s former classification as a baccalaureate college. President of the Unity College Enterprise, Dr. Erika Latty, says, “The new… Read more »