Yates, a wildlife research biologist with Maine-based BioDiversity Research Institute (BRI), was tasked by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with assessing the survivability of oil-coated birds, including pelicans, egrets, and rails.
In 2009, Unity awarded 21 honorary bachelor of arts degrees to a group of extremely committed women from rural Africa who might never in their lives have the opportunity to visit Unity but who will always hold the College in their hearts.
Now the Executive Director of STAR Communities, Hilari made use of the experiences she had honed throughout her career in environmental nonprofits and government agencies.
Marc Bane founded his own marketing communications consultancy and insists that great marketing communications is critical to the success of both new and established alternative energy and Cleantech companies.
Unity graduate Beau Doherty '78, is president of Special Olympics for the state of Connecticut, a part of a half-million-person movement called Unified Sports, an inclusive sports program that brings an equal number of athletes and partners.
"I learned that Unity’s small size enabled professors to connect with students and provide unique opportunities to study the outdoors."
“Unity gave me the tools, support, and guts to go out on my own. Starting a new business combined my interest in design and the news.”
“Building a business is more than making money. It’s contributing to the community by treating workers decently. I love empowering employees, friends, and anyone else I meet into upward mobility.”
Bates’ experiences as part of the Maine state bear crew and coordinator of the dozen Unity College black bear study teams, as well as her training and education, gave her the tools she needed in an emergency situation this past summer.
“My major was Parks and Recreation/Ecotourism, and the courses taught by Professor Tom Mullin not only inspired me, but ultimately lead me to my career with the National Park Service.”
The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), the nation’s oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization awarded Unity College graduate Leeann Reid the 2014 Young Conservation Leader Award.
When asked, Why Unity College? Holli replied, “I came to Unity because I wanted to change the world.”
In the 1990s, a number of college-bound students from Japan chose to attend Unity. Some arrived here through the Sakae Institute for Study Abroad, and others found Unity on their own while looking for specialized environmental programs.
Miller studied abroad as an undergraduate and noted that her previous international travel experiences better prepared her for post-graduate experiences abroad.
Battling Sandy, government shutdowns, and an often just-out-of-reach dream to becoming permanent in the park service.
When seeking examples of the creativity, intelligence, drive and perseverance so common to Unity graduates, one might easily locate Sara Trunzo ’08 in the Sustainability Office.
"Unity provided me with the knowledge of natural history and environmental issues that served me well as an environmental youth group leader.”
“Work study jobs, internships for credit and not for credit, and other volunteer and extra-curricular experiences provided and introduced many skills that I wouldn’t have gained simply from classes,” MacLagan said.
“Unity College students possess passion, drive and a determination to save the environment,” said Catherine Haase ’07, a wildlife major who is pursuing a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology at the University of Florida.
Dr. Mike Wallace ’73 has helped save the California condor from extinction. His innovative techniques and protocols of raising the baby birds have proven to be instrumental in the substantial increase in the population of a near-extinct species.