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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 »


This infographic shows the increase of diversity and first-generation leaners at Unity.

January 22, 2024

Unity Environmental University Ranks #1 in Maine in 2023 Social Mobility Index Report

Unity Environmental University now enrolls 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. This significant growth can be attributed to the University’s strategic pivot towards online education, which began in 2016 with the introduction of Unity… Read more »


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January 12, 2024

What Is Instructional Design In Education And Business?

Whether you work in education or business, it’s important to know what instructional design means. Quality instructional design is essential to learning and company growth.  With recent developments in educational technology and the growing popularity of distance education programs, it’s an exciting time for instructional design. This article explains instructional design in education and business… Read more »


January 08, 2024

Distance Education Dean’s List, July – November 2023

Distance Education Dean’s List The following Unity Environmental University Distance Education students have been named to the Dean’s List from July – November 2023. This academic honor is bestowed upon baccalaureate students who receive a 3.5 GPA or higher while earning 9 credits in a 4-term period. Unity Environmental University is proud to announce that… Read more »


January 08, 2024

Hybrid Learning Deans List July – November 2023

Hybrid Learning Deans List July – November 2023 The following Unity Environmental University Hybrid Learning students have been named to the Dean’s List for July – November 2023. This academic honor is bestowed upon students who receive a 3.5 GPA or higher while earning 9 credits in a 4-term period. Student City State Delaney Adams… Read more »


Melanie, an Unity grad, smiles at the camera with her dog and the text Where Will Unity Take You in front of them.

January 04, 2024

Melanie Goldstein ’22

When did you graduate, and what degree did you earn from Unity? I graduated from Unity College with a B.S. in Animal Health and Behavior in December of 2022. Where are you currently working, and what is your role? I am currently working at the Indianapolis Zoo in Indianapolis, Indiana as an Orangutan Keeper. How… Read more »


Laura, a Unity Alum, smiles with camels next to a truck.

January 04, 2024

Laura Peirson ’23

After traveling to Rwanda on three different grants to aid the Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association in saving endangered Grey Crowned Cranes as the Hospital Manager of Animal Health and Registered Veterinary Technician for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, I decided I could increase my impact potential as a wildlife field biologist. I was traveling around… Read more »


Kenny smiles at the camera with the text Where Will Unity Take You in front of him.

January 04, 2024

Kenny Landy ’22

When did you graduate, and what degree did you earn from Unity? I graduated in October 2022 with a master’s in wildlife conservation and management. Where are you currently working, and what is your role? I recently relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and accepted a role as a Life Scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency. Currently,… Read more »


John V smiles at the camera from the rocky top of a rolling hill.

January 04, 2024

John Vigneau ’21

     Greetings from the forests of New Hampshire! I am proud to say I am a December/2021 Graduate of Unity University’s online Master’s Program of Sustainability and Resource Management. Currently I am a Teacher of Ecology and Life Science at Kreiva Academy in Manchester, New Hampshire, as well as a Massachusetts State Ranger with wonderful experiences… Read more »


a building with greenery

January 02, 2024

What Is Sustainability, And Why Is It Important?

Sustainability has become a buzzword for businesses and public figures, but it’s so much more than an idea. Sustainability experts at Unity Environmental University answer the questions of what is sustainability, and why is it important.  Ensuring the Earth remains habitable for future generations is an essential responsibility of the current generations. Sustainability is how… Read more »


an environmental scientist holding a square of grass

January 02, 2024

What Is Environmental Science? 5 Reasons Why To Study It

Environmental science is a hot topic right now. This study largely encompasses aspects of physical, biological, and information relating to the environment and the solutions of the problems these topics entail.

When you study environmental science, you commit to learning about subjects like the understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative energy sources, the effects of climate change, and controlling pollution.


Spruce or fir tree young branches in the wood. Blooming spruce in spring, close-up.

December 29, 2023

Unity Environmental University’s Top 5 2024 New Year’s Resolutions

As Unity Environmental University ushers in the New Year, we reflect on our achievements from the previous year and set our resolutions to continue this momentum of growth and innovation. Our New Year’s resolutions for 2024 are inspired by the successes and lessons of 2023, and they are aimed at furthering our commitment to environmental… Read more »


A large log cabin-style lodge sits behind a wooden moose sculpture in the grass.

December 20, 2023

Unity Environmental University Spearheads Sustainable-Tourism Education Programming

Unity Environmental University, a pioneering institution in environmental education, announces the launch of two new baccalaureate programs within its Distance Education arm: B.S. in Tourism Destination Management and B.S. in Regenerative Hotel Management.


Students smile at the camera in their caps and gowns during Commencement.

December 11, 2023

Melik’s Memo – December 2023

As we embrace the festive spirit of the holiday season and reflect on the achievements of this year, I am thrilled to update you on some of the major happenings going on at Unity Environmental University.  Amidst the festive cheer, we are eagerly anticipating a landmark event in our university’s history—our first-ever December Commencement at… Read more »