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March 30, 2021

Unity College Technical Institute for Environmental Professions SEBU

Dear Colleagues, I write to you with exciting news regarding the next step on Unity College’s Path Forward.  Today, I am pleased to share with you the formal announcement of the Unity College Technical Institute for Environmental Professions, set to open in Fall 2021.  This is a new Sustainable Education Business Unit (SEBU) located at… Read more »


March 30, 2021

Unity College Announces Dean of Technical Institute for Environmental Professions

Nationally recognized education leader, Dr. Amardeep Kahlon, leading charge on environmentally focused technical institute Unity College President Melik Peter Khoury has announced the appointment of Dr. Amardeep Kahlon as the dean of the Technical Institute of Environmental Professions. Dr. Kahlon is a nationally recognized leader in competency-based education (CBE) with a passion for innovation. With… Read more »

pineland farms

March 30, 2021

Unity College Announces Technical Institute for Environmental Professions

With support from the Libra Foundation, Unity College will establish a world-class environmental education program on the Pineland Farms campus Tucked into the rolling hills of New Gloucester, Maine, Pineland Farms is a recreational, agricultural, and professional hub. With over 5,000 acres consisting of farms, forests, and a central campus of diverse businesses, Pineland will… Read more »

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March 25, 2021

Leon L. Wyden, Jr. joins Unity College Board of Trustees

Unity College Board of Trustees confirms Leon L. Wyden, Jr. as its newest trustee The Unity College Board of Trustees has confirmed the appointment of Leon L. Wyden, Jr. as its newest trustee with broad experience in higher education and finance. He begins his tenure May 1, 2021. As an independent not-for-profit educational institution, Unity… Read more »

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March 23, 2021

Bird Watching: How to Turn Your Hobby into a Career

Birds are fascinating creatures to observe. According to the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation from the US Fish & Wildlife Service, 45 million people are involved in the hobby of bird watching. “If you are a passionate bird watcher, you may be interested to know that you can turn that hobby into a career with… Read more »

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March 23, 2021

Unity College in the News

Greetings!   This week, I write to you with some of the exciting media coverage and news stories coming out of Unity College recently.   As you may recall, last week I shared a story regarding the five Unity College students who were hired to fill more than half of the openings with the Maine… Read more »


March 17, 2021

Unity College sees exciting results in access and job placement

Greetings!   Over the last few months, I have shared with you the ways in which Unity College is working to be more accessible, affordable, and flexible with the intention of reaching a more diverse student population. Some of these initiatives have gone against the traditional model of higher education, which is exactly the point.… Read more »

Saving the South’s Tiniest and Rarest Turtles

March 17, 2021

Saving the South’s Tiniest and Rarest Turtles

Dr. J.J. Apodaca, Instructor of Conservation and Genetics at Unity College, has been leading the conservation efforts at Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy in Asheville and is working to keep the Bog Turtles that inhabit this area from going extinct. Bog turtles are no bigger than a quarter and they are the rarest turtle in the… Read more »

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March 16, 2021

Groundbreaking Unity College Partnership Brings Increased Extended Reality Access

Unity College partners with MetaVRse to launch its non-degree micro-courses Unity College’s Path Forward is at the forefront of creating new ways for students to gain valuable skills in an accessible, flexible, and affordable way. Now, a partnership with MetaVRse is helping to double down on that promise by allowing students to learn cutting edge… Read more »


March 10, 2021

Bucking national trends, Unity College students are taking out fewer loans

Unity College sees 70% decrease in students borrowing alternative loans while enrollment doubles With the intention of putting students first by focusing on accessibility, affordability, and flexibility, Unity College broke away from the traditional two-semester higher education model and the results speak for themselves. Data collected in February 2021 shows that, in the same year… Read more »

Elephants being trafficked

March 09, 2021

The Hidden Cost of Wildlife Crime

In the past 200 years, over 500 wildlife species have gone extinct in the United States alone, and approximately one-third of the native species in our country are at risk for extinction. “Across the globe, international wildlife trafficking creates an even more dire scenario. The IUCN Red List (International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species)… Read more »

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March 09, 2021

Maine Warden Service hires 5 Unity students

Unity College provides direct path to career with Inland Fish and Wildlife Unity College continues its tradition as a leader in conservation law education as 5 more students are set to join the ranks of the Maine Warden Service. Those students filled more than half of the department’s 8 available full and part-time positions. Unity’s… Read more »

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March 09, 2021

Unity College’s Role in Addressing Environmental Issues

Greetings! As a Unity College alum, you are keenly aware of the institution’s mission rooted in environmental and sustainability science. Preparing students to graduate and go on to tackle pressing environmental challenges is at the core of our ethos. Environmental issues impact all people in some capacity, and some more than others. More so, they… Read more »


March 04, 2021

May 2021 Commencement

As we continue to navigate an unprecedented time, I understand that early communication is crucial with regard to our intention for the May 2021 commencement ceremony. Commencement is an important time of celebration for you, your loved ones, and all of us who work to support you throughout your time at Unity College and beyond. After much… Read more »

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March 02, 2021

The State of Higher Education and Unity College

Greetings!   We know industries across the country are suffering as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Daily, we are inundated with news stories about closing businesses and organizations struggling to navigate these unprecedented times. Higher education is no different in that regard, and students are questioning their next steps. What is different however, is that… Read more »

February 25, 2021

Reenvisioning Higher Education: A Conversation with Dr. Melik Khoury

Reenvisioning Higher Education: A Conversation with Dr. Melik Khoury

Scientist taking water samples

February 23, 2021

Environmental DNA: Using Ecosystems as Crime Labs

The World Today In a world that is changing quickly under the strain of climate change, expansion, and loss of habitat—all of which threaten biodiversity—it is vital to have tools that help us understand how those changes occur, what is changing, and what remains the same. That information allows scientists to explain the danger to organisms… Read more »

February 23, 2021

Celebrating the Work of Black Environmentalists

Greetings! During Black History Month, I would like to bring to the forefront the contributions of several Black environmentalists who have made an impact not only with their work, but also through their representation in the environmental field. There continues to be a significant lack of representation of minority populations in environmental and sustainability fields,… Read more »

February 16, 2021

Join us for a Virtual Green Jobs Fair

Greetings!   For over 30 years, Unity College has been home to the largest environmental career fair in New England. Employers from across the state of Maine and beyond join us every year in an effort to recruit Unity College interns and employees. Perhaps you remember landing a job or internship as a result of… Read more »

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February 11, 2021

What is it like to be a hybrid learning student?

Hello – my name is Amy! I am one of Unity College’s Hybrid Learning Ambassadors!I am a junior at Unity College! By 2022, I hope to complete my bachelor’s degree as a double major in Adventure Therapy and Adventure-Based Environmental Education, as well as my Environmental Interpretation and Education minor. Unity College has introduced several… Read more »