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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 »

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June 03, 2021

Unity College Announces Pandemic Lockdown Lift

School to Welcome Back Students While Keeping Tuition Rate Flat After a year of lockdown due to the pandemic Unity College President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury announces the reopening of the school’s 90 Quaker Hill Road campus to students and the public. This also includes the reopening of Quimby Library. The lockdown lift and library… Read more »


March 30, 2021

Unity College Announces Dean of Technical Institute for Environmental Professions

Nationally recognized education leader, Dr. Amardeep Kahlon, leading charge on environmentally focused technical institute Unity College President Melik Peter Khoury has announced the appointment of Dr. Amardeep Kahlon as the dean of the Technical Institute of Environmental Professions. Dr. Kahlon is a nationally recognized leader in competency-based education (CBE) with a passion for innovation. With… Read more »

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March 30, 2021

Unity College Announces Technical Institute for Environmental Professions

With support from the Libra Foundation, Unity College will establish a world-class environmental education program on the Pineland Farms campus Tucked into the rolling hills of New Gloucester, Maine, Pineland Farms is a recreational, agricultural, and professional hub. With over 5,000 acres consisting of farms, forests, and a central campus of diverse businesses, Pineland will… Read more »

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March 25, 2021

Leon L. Wyden, Jr. joins Unity College Board of Trustees

Unity College Board of Trustees confirms Leon L. Wyden, Jr. as its newest trustee The Unity College Board of Trustees has confirmed the appointment of Leon L. Wyden, Jr. as its newest trustee with broad experience in higher education and finance. He begins his tenure May 1, 2021. As an independent not-for-profit educational institution, Unity… Read more »

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March 16, 2021

Groundbreaking Unity College Partnership Brings Increased Extended Reality Access

Unity College partners with MetaVRse to launch its non-degree micro-courses Unity College’s Path Forward is at the forefront of creating new ways for students to gain valuable skills in an accessible, flexible, and affordable way. Now, a partnership with MetaVRse is helping to double down on that promise by allowing students to learn cutting edge… Read more »


March 10, 2021

Bucking national trends, Unity College students are taking out fewer loans

Unity College sees 70% decrease in students borrowing alternative loans while enrollment doubles With the intention of putting students first by focusing on accessibility, affordability, and flexibility, Unity College broke away from the traditional two-semester higher education model and the results speak for themselves. Data collected in February 2021 shows that, in the same year… Read more »

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March 09, 2021

Maine Warden Service hires 5 Unity students

Unity College provides direct path to career with Inland Fish and Wildlife Unity College continues its tradition as a leader in conservation law education as 5 more students are set to join the ranks of the Maine Warden Service. Those students filled more than half of the department’s 8 available full and part-time positions. Unity’s… Read more »

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January 27, 2021

Unity College welcomes new Chief Sustainability Officer

Melissa Couture brings with her an abundance of experience in strategic operations leadership, data-driven decision-making   With sustainability at the heart of its mission, one of the most pivotal roles at Unity College is its Chief Sustainability Officer, someone who not only oversees the College’s nationally recognized green initiatives, but also serves as a leader… Read more »

November 23, 2020

Unity College XR Innovation Lab excited to host first ever EcoHack

  24-hour event to inspire, empower next generation of environmental leaders For years, Unity College has earned a reputation as America’s Environmental College, leaning into sustainability sciences while also breaking new ground in higher education by rejecting traditions to prioritize accessibility, affordability, and flexibility for learners. Challenging the very idea of how students want to… Read more »

Unity College earns STARS honor from AASHE

November 11, 2020

Unity College earns national honor for sustainability in its curriculum

  Association for the Advancement for Sustainability in Higher Education recognizes America’s Environmental College in its Sustainable Campus Index  As America’s Environmental College, it’s important for Unity College to establish itself as a leader in sustainability — to not only talk the talk, but to also walk the walk, doubling down on its mission. As… Read more »

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October 27, 2020

A Commitment Through 2030

  After bringing tremendous growth and innovation to Unity College, Dr. Melik Peter Khoury commits to at least another decade at the helm, with the full support from the Board of Trustees   The right leader at the right time for Unity College. That is, in short, how the Unity College Board of Trustees describes… Read more »