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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 »


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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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September 10, 2021

20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 – A moment of reflection

Dear Colleagues, Tomorrow will be 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 »


September 07, 2021

Unity College Alumni In Their Own Words

This week’s letter highlights some of the accomplishments of Unity College alumni — in their own words. Our alumni are the manifestation of the Unity College mission, and you continue to put your skills and knowledge into practice doing important work in the areas of environmental sustainability, conservation, and more. Some of you work out… Read more »


August 31, 2021

I’m glad our Path Forward is bucking the trend yet again – THANK YOU!!!

Happy Belated Monday all,  As we work to support or students, clients, customers, critics, etc. I wanted to take a moment and thank you all for your continued commitment to our Path Forward. I have embedded this article because it is yet another barometer of the disruption in our industry: https://www.highereddive.com/news/nearly-200000-fewer-transfer-students-enrolled-in-college-last-year-repor/605812/. I believe we are bucking the… Read more »


August 27, 2021

Fall Update

Greetings!   As we settle into Fall Term 1, it is important to reflect on some of the progress we have made in 2021. Just like the seasons, there is a lot of change is in the air at Unity College. As many colleges our size continue to shrink and even close, we have once… Read more »


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August 24, 2021

The 5 Biggest Environmental Issues of Our Time

What are the biggest environmental issues the world faces today? “There are, unfortunately, several, including problems caused by the expanding population of mankind, the need for greater resources and energy, and the relationship between mankind and the world around us.” – Zach Falcon, Vice President of Hybrid Learning at Unity College In this guide, we’re… 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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August 17, 2021

10 Black Conservationists Who Made History

We’ve been entrusted with a planet that’s full of diverse plant and animal life, but it takes effort from all of us if we want to keep it that way. Development, population growth, and climate change all threaten a wide range of life on this planet. Conservationists devote their professional careers to combatting these threats.… Read more »


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August 10, 2021

16 Young Environmentalists Changing the World

Younger people are taking over the movement to protect the environment. Whether spearheading initiatives to reduce plastic use or working to clean up water in the developing world, young people around the globe are making a difference. These inspiring people have all made an impact on environmental change before turning 30. Irsa Hirsi, 18, Minneapolis,… Read more »


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July 30, 2021

Wildfires Are Getting Worse. Here’s Why, and What You Can Do

If you check the news in any given summer, you’ll probably see reports of a wildfire somewhere in the US West—and maybe more than one. If you’ve ever lived in that part of the country, you know the anxiety that a forest fire can cause, not to mention the damage to ecosystems and shelter and even loss of life. You may… 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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July 12, 2021

How Eagle Scout Lessons Can be Applied to a College Education

Eagle scouts are some of the most well-prepared leaders for life, ready for both college and a career. By the time a scout is 18 and achieved this rank, they’ve built strong skills in areas of leadership and communication. “At Unity College, we have a deep appreciation for the work these young people do to… Read more »


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July 12, 2021

LGBTQ+ Environmental Activists to Celebrate

At Unity College, we promote diversity as an exploration of differences in a safe, nurturing and welcoming educational environment where everyone sees their reflection represented in the artifacts and individuals across the college community. Unity College is American’s Environmental College, and we celebrate the diversity of environmental achievements by recognizing heroes of the environmental and… Read more »


Maine Biz

June 07, 2021

The Day that Changed Everything

Dr. Melik Peter Khoury – Maine Biz Podcast June 7, 2021 As the landscape of higher education was shifting, Unity College President Melik Peter Khoury had planned to move the school to a hybrid model of in-person and remote classes. But the pandemic changed everything and put those plans into overdrive. What’s more, Unity had… Read more »


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June 04, 2021

Re-opening of the 90 Quaker Hill Road Campus

Greetings!   As we approach the first days of summer and (hopefully) the last days of the pandemic, there are many reasons for optimism. One sign of positive change in our own backyard is the planned re-opening of the 90 Quaker Hill Road campus. You may recall that Unity College made an early decision last spring… 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 »


May 17, 2021

A conversation on Higher Ed with Dr. Melik Peter Khoury

Mindmaxing Higher Ed Podcast | Episode #12 – Melik Khoury, Unity College May 17, 2021 Unity College President Melik Peter Khoury, D.B.A., expects to see significant changes in higher education post-pandemic in the forms of more closures, more mergers, and more overall transformations. “We at Unity College are trying to transform our model to be… Read more »


May 11, 2021

Celebrating the Class of May 2021

Greetings!   May is certainly an exciting month at Unity College, as we eagerly await the opportunity to celebrate our most recent graduates. In preparing for this weekend’s commencement, I am reminded of the graduation ceremonies I have had the pleasure of participating in at Unity College. When is the last time you thought about… Read more »


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May 04, 2021

Unity College in the News

Over the last few weeks, you may have seen Unity College mentioned in more regional and national media outlets.  We are thrilled that the direction of the College, the outcomes for students, and the expertise of our faculty are gaining positive momentum with the media.  This kind of press will help us continue to advance… Read more »