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January 17, 2022

In Honor of MLK

Dear Unity College Colleagues, As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day today, it is important to reflect on his legacy and the lasting impact he had on not just the United States, but the world. It is also important that we actively honor his legacy by modeling the values he lived by. Like many of… 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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November 23, 2021

Unity Magazine 2021

Greetings!   For more than a decade, a clear shift has been occurring in higher education. Fewer students are choosing residential programming than in the past, while at the same time more place-bound adult learners have returned to the fold. All of this has been accelerated throughout the ongoing pandemic. Now, more and more people… Read more »


HyFlex Classroom

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 »


October 04, 2021

12 Jobs that Make the World a Better Place

Are you looking for a job that’s far more than just a paycheck? Choosing a career path that allows you to help change society for the better can be deeply rewarding—you might even be a part of saving the world. Below, we’ve listed some careers in public service, green energy, and technical trades. Each of… Read more »


Changing Higher Ed Podcast

October 04, 2021

Innovating the Higher Ed Business Model

Dr. Melik Peter Khoury on Changing Higher Ed “What truly distinguises Dr. Khoury are his unique skills that enable him to guide institutions through times of disruption. He specializes in working with tuition-driven colleges, helping them to become viable in the 21st century, while providing them with innovative, sustainable plans that allow for their long-term… 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 »


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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 »


Owl

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 »


Barack Obama at Kenai Fjords National Park

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 »