New England Academic Center Celebrates Graduation

Union Brattleboro Graduation

Twelve Students Earn Bachelor’s degrees from Union Institute & University

Brattleboro – Union Institute & University’s New England Academic Center graduated 12 students with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees on Sunday April 26, 2015 at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.

Faculty member Peaco Todd served as master of ceremonies and Interim Director Sharon Sprague delivered the keynote. Jeffrey Lang was the student speaker.

Professor Emerita Dr. Ann Stanton conferred degrees upon the students and the diplomas were presented by friends, family members and mentors.

Congratulations to the following students:
• Paige Bladyka, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Concentration: Psychology & Human Development, diploma presented by Professor Sharon Sprague

• Haley Divis, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Concentration: Psychology & Human Development, diploma presented by children Emily & Mason

• Tina Houran, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Concentration: Psychology & Human Development, diploma presented by sons Jayden & Kian

• Jeffrey Lang, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Concentration: Psychology & Human Development, diploma presented by Stacy Bocskor

• Cayci Lefebvre, Bachelor of Science in Child & Adolescent Development, diploma presented by Emily Jankowski

• Kelsey Macdonald, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Concentration: Arts, Writing & Literature, diploma presented by mother Donna Macdonald

• Brenda Martineau, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Concentration: Psychology & Human Development & Global Studies, History & Culture, diploma presented by husband David

• Amber Meagher, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Concentration: Arts, Writing-Literature with Teacher Licensure, diploma presented by son Jackson

• George Miller, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Concentration: Psychology & Human Development, diploma presented by parents Mark & Kathy Miller

• Veronica Norman, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Concentration: Environmental Studies-Sustainability, diploma presented by daughter Tessa & dear friend Matthew

• Katie Swick, Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Certificate, diploma presented by daughter Juniper

• Nathan Zinn Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Concentration: Global Studies, History, Culture, diploma presented by wife Melanie & children Kristine & Reese

Students choose Union because of its proven commitment to diverse, non-traditional aged students, working professionals, and military service members seeking to enhance their educational qualifications while maintaining commitments to career, family, and community. The rigorous academic environment within each degree program offers a flexible schedule in which students attend classes and interact with faculty and fellow students one weekend per month at the New England Academic Center in Brattleboro or completely online. The commencement ceremony is one of several held around the country each year, including Miami, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Cincinnati. Each year, Union Institute & University graduates approximately700 students.

About Union Institute & University
Union Institute & University is in its 51st year of educating highly motivated adults who seek academic programs to engage, enlighten, and empower them to pursue professional goals and a lifetime of learning, service, and social responsibility. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Union Institute & University offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree programs designed for adults seeking to make a difference in their own lives and within their communities. Since its inception in 1964, the university has offered specialized distance-learning programs that combine online and classroom coursework with high-touch faculty attention, designed for students regardless of where they live and work. Union’s flexible delivery models, combined with its focus on social relevance, distinguish it from other universities by providing non only online classes, but also brief residencies, face-to-face small classroom settings, and a hybrid model, all emphasizing relevant and transformative coursework taught by more than 300 faculty/scholar-practitioners. Union graduates, including more than a dozen college presidents, leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, members of the United States Congress, and the first female prime minister of Jamaica promote Union’s legacy of utilizing education to engage, enlighten, and empower.

For more information about Union Institute & University, visit www.myunion.edu or call 1- 800-861-6400.