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May 15, 2019

How to Negotiate a Higher Salary

You’ve earned your degree or a stack of credentials, you’ve taken on more responsibility at work, and you’d like to advance at your current place of employment. Not only has your supervisor taken an interest in you, but has also offered you a promotion! One catch, the promotion does not come with a salary increase.… Read more »

May 13, 2019

May 2019 Board Meeting

TO: Employee-News FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: May 13, 2019 SUBJECT: May 2019 Board Meeting Update ATTACHMENTS: None Unity College Colleagues, As many of you are aware, we had our May Board Meeting on Friday with special presentations from faculty, staff, and students. The day began with an overview of the progress made on… Read more »

Man and woman working behind bakery counter

May 09, 2019

Green Economy: Must Have Skills for Next Generation Environmental Jobs

In the 21st century, governments, businesses, and nonprofits will turn to highly educated professionals to address climate issues like natural disasters, the biodiversity crisis, and freshwater scarcity. These issues will shape the next generation of green jobs, and they’ll demand the kinds of environmental skills that Unity’s grads are known for. Great opportunity lies in… Read more »

Man in forest working on technical equipment

May 08, 2019

The Top Four Environmental Jobs of the Future

There was a time when green jobs were considered a “niche” of the broader economy. But today, environmental careers are a major force in the job market, and every industry from government to tech is looking for workers with sustainability know-how. More businesses and organizations are recognizing the value and necessity of acting to protect… Read more »

May 07, 2019

Andrew Thatcher ’14

Graduation Year: May 2014 What was your Major? Parks, Recreation and Ecotourism What City/ State are you from? Cheshire, Connecticut What City/ State to you currently live in? I currently live Page, AZ The location I am at most is a remote station on Lake Powell called Dangling Rope Marina. Current Career Title: My current… Read more »

Unity College Parks and Forest Resources student Alex Koch received the Maine Campus Compact's Heart and Soul Award.

May 03, 2019

Accomplished Unity College student adds another honor to his resume

Parks & Forest Resources major Alex Koch one of six students to earn Maine Campus Compact’s 2019 Heart and Soul Award

Ari Leach headshot in coat

April 26, 2019

Ari Leach

As the Biotoxin Specialist for western Maine, I am responsible for monitoring harmful algal blooms that impact Maine’s vital shellfish resources and the health of the public.

Allyson Schmidt syringe-feeding a baby animal

April 26, 2019

Allyson Schmidt

I am able to provide care for sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals that are being rehabilitated so they can be released in the wild.


April 23, 2019

Online Education at Unity: Opening Doors to More Inclusive, Sustainable Future

Since its founding, Unity College has focused on education, sustainability, and environmentalism to help create a more equitable and inclusive world for everyone. Unity graduates are purpose-driven professionals dedicated to improving the social and environmental conditions of our modern world. As America’s environmental college, Unity College is proud to offer access to world-class environmental education… Read more »

April 22, 2019

Earth Day Recognition

Earth Day Recognition! April 22, 2019 Dear Unity College Community, This morning, the mist was alive with the sounds and scent of a Maine spring, a perfect start to this Earth Day. As America’s Environmental College, we are all committed to the future — of this College, of our community, of our nation, and of… Read more »

Unity College partners with Google on new program

April 22, 2019

Unity College one of 20 colleges in the country to partner with Google on new program

Students begin signing up for coding course, which kicks off in the fall

Spring Open House - photo taken at Instant Admissions Day 2018

April 04, 2019

Getting a first-hand Unity College experience at Spring Open House

America’s Environmental College opens its doors for students, families interested in immersing themselves into curriculum and community

Will Elting

April 03, 2019

Will Elting ’10

Graduation Year: 2010 What City/ State are you from? Oneonta, NY What City/ State to you currently live in? Portland, ME Current Career Title: BikeMaine Ride Director Business/ Organization you work for: Bicycle Coalition of Maine What was your Major? Parks, Recreation, & Ecotourism Did you start and finish your degree at Unity College or… Read more »

March 27, 2019

Why Study Environmental Science?

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.

March 27, 2019

What is the Importance of Environmental Law?

In order to restore this world and its habitats, air quality, animal population and beyond to what it formerly was, there is an innate need for environmental law, the practice of human activity in relation to the environment. The importance of this industry should not be overlooked, especially if you are passionate about the environment and see a possible career in the future. Read on to learn more about environmental law and why it is vital to the planet and our daily lives.

March 25, 2019

John Wales ’88

Graduation Year: 1988 What City/ State are you from?  Bristol, CT What City/ State to you currently live in?  Newark, DE Current Career Title:  Delaware State Park Ranger / Captain Business/ Organization you work for:  Delaware Natural Resources Police – State Parks Enforcement What was your Major?  Ecology Did you switch majors during your time… Read more »

Unity College faculty earn $35,000 grant to monitor Lake Winnecook water quality using drones

March 22, 2019

The view from above

Unity College faculty earn $35,000 grant to monitor Lake Winnecook water quality using drones

March 21, 2019

What Can I Do with a Master’s in GIS?

GIS stands for Geographic Information System. It is a tool used for environmental management, modeling, and planning. In the most basic of terms, GIS can be described as a computer system for handling geographic information in a digital form.

Unity College Professor Dr. Emma Perry was recently inducted into the Linnean Society

March 21, 2019

Unity College professor now in the same society as Charles Darwin

Dr. Emma Perry inducted into The Linnean Society of London, the world’s oldest active biological society

March 15, 2019

Christa Wood ’93

Graduation Year:  1993 What City/ State are you from?  I grew up in  Rhode Island What City/ State to you currently live in? I currently live in northern New Jersey Current Career Title: For the past 18 years I have been working as a park ‘Naturalist’ at the Lord Stirling Park Environmental Education Center in Basking… Read more »