Distinctive Programs

Student Conference

The Student Conference is an opportunity to celebrate excellence in academic work created by Unity College students. At the end of each semester, students gather at the Unity College Center for Performing Arts to display their best work and compete for a variety of awards. Works are judged by college faculty, staff, and community partners.

Student Conference Goals:
  • Encourage, promote, and recognize all quality academic and professional work among Unity College students, but celebrate excellence
  • Help build a campus culture that values attention to detail and quality work
  • Provide a transitional experience into professional and academic communities
  • Facilitate program evaluation and community building

For more information about the Student Conference including faculty sponsorship, submission terms, format requirements and past conference highlights, please click here.

Unity College Spring 2014 Student Conference Winners 

Kristen Volpi Creativity Award May 2014

Kristen Volpi -  Lioness PRIDE

Unity Partnership Award Spring 2014

Joseph Eon, James Grenier, Ryan O'Neill - Unity College Applied GIS ES-3213 Maine Warden Service Incident Response Project (MWSIRP).

Our Place by Allison Perna

Allison Perna - Our Place: The Final Product of My Internship with Sebasticook Regional Land Trust. 

Sustainability Award Unity College Student Conference Spring 2014

Lauren Cook, Quinn Boyle, Samantha Burgess, Sarah Bicknell - Half Moon Greenhouse Winter Greens

Research Award Unity College Student Conference 2014

Stephanie Tardiff, Rae-Ann MacLellan-Hurd - Analysis of Phosphorous, Nitrogen, Iron, Aluminum in ediment from Lake Winnecook

Z. Mann, A. Mohr, B. Hepler, C. Vogel, E. Russo, K. Nafzier, L. Metts, M. Grondin, M. Schnebly, S. Slowikowski, T. Ciarlante - Coring Lake Winnecook: A Paleoenvironmental Investigation Using Lake Sediment.

Education Award Unity College Student Conference Spring 2014

Amanda Bonilla, Benjamin Hepler, Bethany Decker, Ryan Morrison - Educational Outreach with Belfast High School

Jonah Gula, Niambi Mercado Conservation Award Unity College May 2014

Jonah Gula, Niambi Mercado - A Preliminary Comparison of Female Black Bear Home Range and Habitat Use in Maine.