Union University


Union University Germantown

Memphis Regional Education Center

Union University Germantown

Union University Germantown brings Union's tradition of Christ-centered academic excellence to adult students in Memphis and the Mid-South region. Graduate degrees, undergraduate degree completion programs and professional development opportunities are designed with the schedules and needs of adult students in mind.

Union's graduate and adult studies students benefit from face-to-face teaching and mentoring from Union's excellent teaching faculty as well as the integration of online coursework.

Opened in 1997, Union University Germantown includes classrooms, meeting rooms, a library, nursing simulation stations, and more. The two-story facility and convenient parking are located on 14 acres in Germantown.

Stephen Olford Center

The Stephen Olford Center is an 18-acre education and retreat center in southeast Memphis. It features more than 40 hotel-style rooms for conference attendees, dining facilities, a patio, a swimming pool, a newly donated 32,000-volume library, classrooms, offices and a chapel.

Programs of Study

Business Administration  |  Education  |  First Step  |  Nursing
Organizational Leadership  |  Social Work  |  Theology and Missions

Business Administration

Union University's MBA degree integrates relevant, top-tier academics with Christian faith in a way that effectively impacts business ethics and organizational decision-making.


The mission of the School of Education is to prepare educators of character and competence who reflect Christ as they serve and lead in their schools and communities.

First Step

Get started toward earning your college degree, even if you have never attended college before. Union University is ready to partner with you in your education, from application to graduation.


Union's nursing graduates gain significant mentoring from the faculty in the classroom, clinical settings, on the mission field and a state-of-the art simulation environment.

Organizational Leadership

Adults with at least two years of college credit can complete their bachelor's degree in as little as 18 months with this specially designed degree program. Classes meet one night a week.

Social Work

In a context of Christian higher education, the program fosters compassionate service, promotes social and economic justice, and equips students for excellence in social work practice.

Theology and Missions

Rigorous academics, skill in teaching and attention to students as individuals are integrated with deep devotion to Christ and His Church and a commitment to reaching the nations with the Gospel.

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Union University Germantown
Administration Contacts
  • Roberta Hoppe
    Campus Director
    E-mail: rhoppe@uu.edu
    Phone: 901-432-7146
  • Teresa Hataway
    Assistant Registrar
    E-mail: thataway@uu.edu
    Phone: 901-312-1940
  • Shirley Harris
    E-mail: sharris@uu.edu
    Phone: 901-312-1904
  • Erica Cole
    Library/Technology Specialist
    E-mail: ecole@uu.edu
    Phone: 901-312-1948
Stephen Olford Center
Undergraduate Degrees Offered
Graduate Degrees Offered
Course Schedules
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Germantown Resources


Apr 29 – May 2 - Olford Center: Essentials of Expository Preaching Institute
  • 10:00 a.m., Olford Center, Chapel
  • Communicating Biblical Truth Today
  • This Institute will provide practical instruction concerning the preparation and delivery of expository messages. Defining expository preaching, and how to preach the “whole counsel of God” will be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on your own personal preparation, the concept and experience of incarnational preaching and the vital role of the Holy Spirit in preaching. Helpful guidelines regarding sermon delivery are given. The institute schedule includes lectures, messages, interactive sessions, worship, fellowship and food.
May 6 – May 9 - Olford Center: Evangelistic Preaching Institute
  • 10:00 a.m., Olford Center, Chapel
  • Preaching the Gospel and Making Disciples in the Context of the Local Church
  • Evangelism and discipleship are non-negotiable aspects of the Great Commission. Our enthusiasm to share the good news and to help new believers must be matched by knowledge of the gospel, how to communicate the gospel, and the ability to make disciples, not just decisions. This Institute is designed to ignite a passion for evangelism and to equip participants to faithfully proclaim the gospel message. Included in this institute are subjects such as critical aspects of discipleship and church growth, the content, preparation, and delivery of evangelistic messages as well as the importance of the invitational portion of the message.
May 9 – May 10 - Center for Health Care Practice: Palliative Care Nursing Course
  • 8:00 a.m., Germantown Campus, Auditorium
May 29 – Jun 14 - Center for Health Care Practice: Faith Community Nursing Course
Sep 23 – Sep 26 - Olford Center:Preaching and Teaching for Spiritual Growth Institute
  • 10:00 a.m., Olford Center, Chapel
  • The Planning, Preparation and Presentation of Biblical Messages that Edify and Equip Christ's Church
  • This institute includes discussion about spiritual growth and maturity with an emphasis on the roles of the Word of God and the Spirit of God in leading a person to Christlikeness. Instruction will address planning your preaching, developing message series, and spiritual formation in individuals and the church. The need for and nature of Biblical revival will be another emphasis of this Institute. The personal and spiritual development of the preacher/ teacher in the midst of the busyness of ministry will be discussed as well. Times of worship, prayer, fellowship and interaction are essential aspects of this Institute designed to strengthen the life and ministry of those attending.
Sep 30 – Oct 3 - Olford Center: Essentials of Biblical Leadership Institute
  • 10:00 a.m., Olford Center, Chapel
  • Church Leadership by the Book
  • A considerable amount of preaching is done within the context of church life and leadership. This Institute will explore the relationship between preaching and leadership from various angles. The personal life of the preacher and leader, and handling pressures and problems in ministry, and leadership dynamics in the life of the church will be discussed. Preaching for change and leading through change will receive specific attention. The institute schedule will allow for times of interaction, fellowship and prayer.
Nov 18 – Nov 21 - Olford Center: Practical Preaching Workshop
  • 10:00 a.m., Olford Center, Chapel
  • This special and intensive workshop offers a small-group atmosphere designed to improve the teaching and preaching skills of the participant. In addition to instructional sessions dealing with important aspects of incarnational communication and delivery, the participants will gain practical experience in preaching a message and receiving constructive feedback and critique. Prior to the workshop, each participant will be required to submit one sermon manuscript. They will bring another message to preach during the workshop.


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