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May 22, 2024

What Are Microplastics In The Ocean? How We Can Combat It

Plastic is everywhere in our modern world, and a lot of it ends up as microplastics in the ocean. This harms sea animals and people, but there are strategies to reduce microplastic pollution. Plastic materials are by far the most common type of debris found in the ocean. The US and other countries must act… Read more »


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May 08, 2024

Training Vs. Education: What’s The Difference?

If you are looking to advance in your field or improve your earning potential, you may be wondering whether workforce training vs. education through a formal degree program is the best route for you. Though the words training and education are often used interchangeably, they are fundamentally different. The biggest difference between training and education is that one focuses… Read more »


May 08, 2024

10 Tips For Taking Online Classes In College

Online classes are appealing to many students looking for flexibility and convenience, but do they have the same educational value as in-person classes? Check out our tips for taking online classes to ensure a high-quality learning experience.  With these tips, you will learn how to be a successful online student, how to manage your time… Read more »


Dr. Melik Khoury, President and CEO of Unity College

May 06, 2024

Melik’s Memo: May 2024

Spring is in the air and the team at Unity Environmental University is preparing to graduate another class of environmental superheroes. This year we anticipate that the University will confer more than 650 degrees, and we’re excited to have more than 100 of those students along with their families and friends joining us to walk… Read more »


April 26, 2024

Unity Environmental University Announces Kristy Drutman as Commencement Speaker for Class of 2024

Unity Environmental University is proud to announce Kristy Drutman, renowned environmental educator and media producer, as the commencement speaker for the Class of 2024. Drutman, popularly known as “Browngirl Green,” is celebrated for her passionate advocacy in environmentalism, diversity, and media. As a leading voice in the environmental movement, her expertise lies in educating and… Read more »


Photos of Unity Environmental Universities new programs.

April 09, 2024

Unity Environmental University Announces Launch of Six New Academic Programs

Unity Environmental University Announces Launch of Six New Academic Programs Unity Environmental University announces the expansion of our Sustainable Food Systems and Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism programming suites. The expansion includes six new programs designed to prepare students for future careers in the rapidly growing green economy. These new offerings are part of the university’s… Read more »


an environmental scientist inspecting a tree in a forest

April 02, 2024

What Are Green Jobs? Why They Are Becoming More Important

What exactly does it mean to work in a green industry? Let’s answer the questions of what is the green economy, what are green jobs, and what impact do they have on the world. Seeing the negative effects of global warming firsthand can feel hopeless, especially as a young person, but there is hope. There… Read more »


a graduation cap sitting on top of a university diploma

April 02, 2024

Master’s Vs. Bachelor’s Degree: What’s The Difference?

Higher education has the power to transform your life, but understanding the different types of degrees can be confusing. To help, let’s break down exactly what master’s vs bachelor’s degrees are. When you go to a university, you can earn an undergraduate degree called a baccalaureate or a graduate degree called a master’s. The exact… Read more »


March 13, 2024

Working Within The Enterprise Model at Unity Environmental University

Working within the Enterprise Model at Unity Environmental University


March 12, 2024

Get Down to College Business: An Operating Model That Leads to Enrollment Growth

Join Sarah Holtan, PhD, as she sits down with Melik Peter Khoury, DBA, President of Unity Environmental University to navigate the dynamic landscape of contemporary higher education in an era that demands educational innovation. Learn how Unity’s revolutionary strategies have shattered the conventional and elevated the institution to new heights of enrollment and fiscal prosperity.… Read more »


March 10, 2024

Courageous Innovation with Accreditor Support

President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury, was featured in the latest episode of the EdUp Accreditation Insights Podcast with hosts Dr Laurie Shanderson and Leamor Kahanov. In the episode, they delve deep into the transformative journey of our university. The discussion highlights Dr. Khoury’s commitment to flexibility, affordability, accessibility, and student-centric approaches. Some key topics include… Read more »


a green city with environmental initiatives

March 06, 2024

Best Green Cities: 12 Greenest Cities In The World And Why

Around the world, more people and societies are focusing on building a sustainable future on this planet, and green cities are a big part of that movement. Learn what makes a city green and the best green cities to visit or move to. According to the World Bank, over 50% of the world’s population lives in… Read more »


March 06, 2024

What Is Cultural Competence In Education? Why It’s Important

Cultural competence in education is more than just a trend. It’s a valuable opportunity to transform pedagogy, institutional goals and procedures, and student-teacher relationships to create more inclusive classrooms. Culturally competent education has proven benefits for students, institutions, and society as a whole. This blog covers what cultural competence is, the value of teaching cultural… Read more »


February 23, 2024

A More Efficient University Business Model For The Win

“A More Efficient University Business Model For The Win – Part 2” was published today on The Change Leader with Drumm McNaughton. In it, President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury discusses Unity Environmental University‘s innovative approach to higher education leadership as well as focusing on transforming the traditional university model to address modern challenges, including modifying faculty constructs.


February 16, 2024

Adapting to Disruption: Unity University’s Remarkable Success

Part 1 of “Adapting to Disruption: Unity University’s Remarkable Success” dropped today on The Change Leader‘s Changing Higher Ed podcast with Drumm McNaughton. The article and accompanying podcast featuring Unity Environmental University President, Dr. Melik Peter Khoury, is a must listen for anybody interested in the future of higher education! It offers valuable lessons on innovation, resilience, and… Read more »


Dr. Melik Khoury, President and CEO of Unity College

February 09, 2024

Melik’s Memo: February 2024

We are off to an exciting start in 2024. We now enroll over 7,500 students from all 50 states, U.S. territories, and 21 countries. This milestone reflects the institution’s innovative approach to education and commitment to affordability and accessibility! I am also quite proud of the fact that our institution was ranked #1 in Maine… Read more »


February 08, 2024

How To Make College More Affordable In 2024

As the cost of higher education and the overall cost of living continue to rise in the US, colleges, students, and their families want to know how to make college more affordable.  A college degree is required for many entry-level positions and advancement opportunities, but for some people, paying for an associate’s, bachelor’s, and/or master’s… Read more »


An aerial image of the Pineland Farms campus that houses Unity Environmental University.

February 08, 2024

Unity Environmental University Announces New Strategic Partnerships with Mission-Aligned Preferred Employers

Unity Environmental University announces a significant expansion of its Preferred Employer Program, welcoming over two dozen new organizations into its network. These mission-aligned partners represent a diverse array of opportunities for our students and graduates, embodying Unity’s vision of nurturing professionals dedicated to ecological and societal sustainability. These organizations span across the nation, resonating with… Read more »


two students studying a plant in a lab as a form of experiential learning

February 07, 2024

What Is Experiential Learning In Higher Education?

If you are looking for a college education that will prepare you for real-world situations in your career, consider programs that include experiential learning. But what is experiential learning, and how can it transform your education?  Experiential learning is an effective type of education that societies have valued for centuries. The ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius… Read more »


A white building with the sign for the Unity Performing Arts Center in front of it.

February 05, 2024

Nearly $1 Million Dollar UCCA Property Gifted to Ecology Learning Center by Unity Environmental University

Unity Environmental University in collaboration with the Unity Foundation proudly announces the donation of the Unity Center of the Arts (UCCA), valued at nearly $1,000,000, to the Ecology Learning Center, a landmark decision that reflects the University’s commitment to community engagement and environmental stewardship. The UCCA, known for its rich blend of cultural and educational… Read more »