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Category: Unity News

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 »

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February 09, 2022

Student First Approach Leads to Record Breaking Enrollment

Unity College Commits to Leading on Environmental Science Education Accessibility Unity College is now seeing exponential growth – thanks to an audience-centered approach, which puts our students and their needs first. So, how did Unity College ascend from an institution that has never had more than 800 students in its 50-year history, to a college… Read more »

January 27, 2022

Unity College Celebrates Decade of Divestment

Committed to Growing Our Divested Endowment to Support Student Access After becoming the first institution of higher education to divest from fossil fuels, Unity College is celebrating a decade of divestment in 2022. Now, the focus at America’s Environmental College is on ensuring more students across the country and around the world are able to… Read more »

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January 07, 2022

Dr. Stephen Mulkey on Divestment

“The overarching mission of higher education is the maintenance and renewal of civilization. It is morally indefensible that an institution dedicated to the proposition of the renewal of civilization would simultaneously invest in its destruction. Divestment is not optional.” As Unity College looks toward the future, and the next decade post-fossil fuel divestment, it is… Read more »

January 04, 2022

A New Dean with a Conservation Dream

Dr. Kelly Boyer Ontl Joins Unity College as New Dean of Environmental Conservation and Research Finding your path in life is no easy task, for some of us it takes years, while others are born with an innate calling. For Unity College’s new Distance Education Dean of Environmental Conservation and Research, Dr. Kelly Boyer Ontl,… Read more »

December 13, 2021

5 Tips for Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh Through the Holidays

When it comes to keeping your Christmas tree fresh, there are some old wives’ tales to avoid – like putting an aspirin or even vodka in the tree stand water! None of this will help the basic process by which water moves up through the trunk of the tree to the branches. However, there are… Read more »

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December 01, 2021

Unity College Announces New Distance Education Dean of Education and Environmental Studies

Dr. Uzell Williams Looks to Focus on Student Success Unity College Distance Education Vice President Donavan Outten has announced the hiring of Dr. Uzell Williams as Dean of General Education and Environmental Studies for Distance Education. Dr. Williams comes to Unity College from Florida where she has worked in higher education for more than a… Read more »

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October 28, 2021

Unity College Awarded $363,310 Distance Learning Grant

Investment Will Support HyFlex Classroom Project The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that Unity College will receive more than $360,000 as part of a $50 million-dollar nationwide investment to improve rural education and healthcare. This investment will be used in support of the college’s HyFlex Classroom Project. These innovative classrooms will provide students at… Read more »

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September 20, 2021

Unity College Makes Key Hires to Support Student Experience and Continued Growth

College Positions Itself for Scalability for Decades to Come Unity College President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury says the College is on a trajectory to eventually break the 10,000 student mark. The college’s Distance Education Program has doubled its enrollment size every year since its inception, and to support that growth Dr. Khoury has hired a… Read more »


September 10, 2021

20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 – A Moment of Reflection

This year we reflect on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that forever changed not only the United States, but the world. It is paramount, now more than ever, to remember that on a day when outside forces worked to tear our country apart, we rose together as one nation. Now is the… Read more »

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August 23, 2021

Technical Institute for Environmental Professions Announces the Hiring of Executive Director of Student Life Cycle Management

Dan Summers II Looks to Redefine Student Success at the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions Unity College President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury has announced the hiring of Dan Summers II as the Executive Director of Student Life Cycle Management at the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions. Summers comes to America’s Environmental College with extensive expertise… Read more »

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July 19, 2021

One Year After Path Forward Announcement Unity College Doubles Enrollment

College Hires 100 and Looks to Fill 40 More Positions to Meet Growing Demand Unity College President and CEO Dr. Melik Khoury announced another term of record enrollment as America’s Environmental College continues evolving in an effort to better meet student’s needs. This comes at a time when many small colleges are seeing massive enrollment… Read more »