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Category: Unity News

Unity College President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury helps Unity College donate food to the Waterville Food Bank

October 22, 2020

Unity College donates to Waterville Food Bank

Unity College’s mission is centered around educating the environmental stewards of tomorrow, and one of the keys to being a leader is to help those in need within your community. On Wednesday, Unity College staff, led by President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury, packed boxes of food from the College’s pantry and donated roughly 20 large… Read more »

Seal Pup

September 14, 2020

Unity College unveils new degrees in its Distance Education portfolio

  College introduces master’s degrees in Marine Science and Animal Science and Behavior, bachelor’s degrees in Animal Science, Environmental Health and Safety, and Environmental Health and Wellness   Since it first launched in 2016, the growth of Unity College Distance Education has been well documented, recently seeing its largest incoming class ever for Fall Term… Read more »

September 14, 2020

XR Ecohack 2020

  24 Hours of EcoHacking     Hosted by Unity College XR Innovation Lab in partnership with Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, University of Michigan’s Alternate Reality Initiative, MetaVRse, Esri, LBX Immersive, and Quinnipiac Game Design & Development,  XR EcoHack 2020 was a 24-hour dynamic virtual hackathon that took place November 28-29, 2020. … Read more »


September 02, 2020

Unity College welcomes more new students than ever

Reaching record-breaking incoming class was years in the making as Unity College continues to adapt to shifting demographics   This fall, Unity College is not only seeing its largest enrollment ever with nearly 1,300 total students taking courses with America’s Environmental College, but it’s also welcoming its largest incoming undergraduate class ever. Between Distance Education… Read more »

Unity College Hybrid Learning Online

August 18, 2020

Unity College sees unprecedented growth, sets new enrollment record with more than 1,200 students

America’s Environmental College sees record enrollment leaning into changing demographics and its mission, despite 33% decline on the residential campus Since arriving at Unity College, it has been President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury’s primary objective to increase the accessibility, affordability, and flexibility of the curriculum, so that anyone, anywhere can obtain a degree or certification… Read more »

aerial view of lakes and trees, with yellow biplane flying across

August 03, 2020

Unity College Permanently Eliminates Two-Semester Campus Model in Favor of Hybrid Approach

Unity College: Hybrid Learning without a centralized campus grants students control over their education while reducing costs and increasing access UNITY, MAINE, August 3, 2020 – Unity College announced today the Board of Trustees’ decision to permanently transition the school to a hybrid learning model. Unity College: Hybrid Learning grants students control over their education through a… Read more »

man wearing virtual reality headset surrounded by palm fronds

July 27, 2020

Director of VR/AR Research and Development a Game-Changer for Unity College

The concept of virtual reality was once a far-fetched trope that you would see in science fiction films, knowing that once you left the theater or turned off the TV, the real-world didn’t support technology quite that immersive. Times have changed. Seven years ago when virtual reality was becoming, well, a reality, it caught the… Read more »

Unity College Commencement Awards

July 16, 2020

Unity College honors seniors with Commencement Awards

‘These students truly went the extra mile not only in their own academics, but also for their classmates and all of us here at Unity College’ Though COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into many summer plans and postponed countless events, Unity College is moving forward with recognizing some of our most accomplished graduates from the… Read more »


July 02, 2020

Unity College confers Professor Emeritus rank for two retired Unity College professors

  Dr. Don Lynch, Pat Clark receive honor after more than 30 years with Unity College Unity College is proud to announce that the rank of Professor Emeritus has been bestowed upon retired psychology professor Dr. Don Lynch and retired oral communications professor Pat Clark. Dr. Lynch played an integral part in pioneering the College’s… Read more »

Unity College Hybrid Learning Online

June 26, 2020

After pivoting in March, Unity College to continue remote learning through 20-21 academic year

Introduction of eight five-week terms to enable Unity College to re-evaluate in-person teaching based on COVID-19 developments On Friday, after months of deliberation and analyzing the logistics around the possibility of opening its Flagship Campus this fall amid COVID-19, Unity College announced that it will continue remote learning for the 2020-21 academic year. All courses… Read more »

Unity College names Rachel Kahn as Chief Advancement Officer

June 18, 2020

After success as Director of Career Services, Unity College names Rachel Kahn as Chief Advancement Officer

‘Now is the time to ensure our mission is accessible and relevant to learners from all backgrounds and geographic areas’ Since becoming President of Unity College some five years ago, Dr. Melik Peter Khoury has taken pride in ensuring employees have ample opportunity for growth, offering ambitious, talented, and innovative professionals leadership roles that play… Read more »

June 17, 2020

Economies of scale enable Unity College to reduce online graduate degree tuition costs

As Distance Education continues to grow, student body becomes increasingly diverse Just a little over three years since it launched, Unity College Distance Education has seen growth beyond the College’s loftiest expectations. In its first term, 10 students were enrolled in the master’s program. Now, Unity College Distance Education is serving more than 700 undergraduate… Read more »

Students in Sandy Stream

May 14, 2020

Unity College launches Hybrid Learning in Fall 2020

Unity College adapts to COVID-19 with new model of learning that offers students unprecedented flexibility In the fight against COVID-19, many college students across America were forced to pivot away from the traditional, four-year residential model to remote learning for the remainder of the spring semester. For most students, this was a disruption not only… Read more »

A stand of trees viewed from the ground, looking up

May 05, 2020

Divestment from Fossil Fuels

During the fall semester of 2012, the Unity College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to divest from investments in fossil fuels. As the first institution of higher learning in the United States to divest, Unity College became the standard bearer for a national movement. At the time of the divestment, President Stephen Mulkey, an internationally… Read more »

Unity College Distance Education Sustainable Business Management: Hemp Industry and Science

March 04, 2020

Unity College adds sustainable business degree in hemp to its Distance Education portfolio

Program to offer students insight into the accounting, finance, and macroeconomics in an industry projected to grow to $2 billion in two years

Hilary Irons Spiral Staircase at the Unity College Center for the Arts

March 03, 2020

UCCA hosts Hilary Irons, ‘The Spiral Staircase’

Unity College Center for the Arts will host a show of paintings by Hilary Irons titled “The Spiral Staircase.” The show will run at the UCCA’s Leonard R. Craig Gallery through March 28, and an opening reception will be held Thursday, March 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. The reception is free and open to… Read more »

Distance Education job openings

February 25, 2020

A dozen new opportunities to join Unity College’s Distance Education team

After doubling enrollment every year since its inception, Unity College Distance Education seeks new team members

Military Friendly School 20 - 21

February 11, 2020

Unity College Earns 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School Designation

Unity College announced today that it has earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2020-2021 survey with 695 earning the designation.  The 2020-­2021 Military Friendly® Schools list will… Read more »

prentice all over by Freddy LaFage

February 06, 2020

UCCA hosts Freddy LaFage ‘Surveyor’

Unity College Center for the Arts will host a show of paintings by Freddy LeFage titled “Surveyor.” The show will run at the UCCA’s Leonard R. Craig Gallery through February 22, and an opening reception will be held Thursday, February 13 from 4 to 6 pm. Refreshments will be provided. The reception is free and… Read more »

Unity College Wood Turtle Project awarded nearly $47,000 in grant money to further research

January 24, 2020

Unity College Wood Turtle Project awarded nearly $47,000 in grant money to further research

Program looks to save this ‘species of special concern’ in Maine and beyond