“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.”
"I learned that Unity’s small size enabled professors to connect with students and provide unique opportunities to study the outdoors."
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.
“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.”
“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.