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Category: Unity News


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 »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »