At the end of each fall semester, Unity College celebrates the achievements of a group of students who are eligible to be awarded their degree. The path to a receiving one’s diploma is not necessarily a straight line, as many who have earned a college degree know.  Some students are eligible to graduate a semester early, while others extended their time spent in college beyond the usual spring commencement celebration.  This latter group includes students who have enhanced their marketability with additional course work or through gaining extensive internship experience.

On Tuesday, December 11, Unity College celebrated the achievements of students who are eligible to graduate at the completion of the fall semester.  The event was held at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, located at 42 Depot Street (off Route 202), in Unity.

Unity College President Stephen Mulkey, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs William Trumble, Board of Trustees Treasurer Bruce Nickerson, Matt Dyer ’13 and Rosie Ayala ’11 will be on hand to honor the 29 students who are eligible to receive their degrees from Unity College.

“The spirit of community present at these events is a wonderful testament honoring those who are eligible to graduate,” said Gilbert.  “It is an exciting time for our fall graduates to begin the next chapter in their lives.”

Unity College is a private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Unity College graduates are prepared to be environmental stewards, effective leaders, and responsible citizens through active learning experiences within a supportive community.

In 2011, Unity College was named to the top 30 of the Washington Monthly college rankings and was one of eighteen U.S. colleges and universities named to The Princeton Review’s 2010 Green Rating Honor Roll.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012