Matt Gentry earned a degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Union and went on to finish a Ph.D. in economics at Vanderbilt University. He was offered faculty positions at a number of prestigious colleges and universities in the United States, but accepted an offer to become a member of the faculty at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Founded in 1895, LSE reports that 16 staff members or alumni have won Nobel Prizes.
“I am deeply grateful for Union University, and for the lasting friendships with students, professors and others I had the opportunity to forge there. Union is a special place on an amazing mission, and the time I spent there has profoundly shaped my life.”
Union has a great history and heritage, but remains focused on the future. One of the commitments involved in that core value is a continuous cycle of improvements to benefit students who are not yet with us—students like you!
Union has invested more than $120 million in campus improvements during the past decade, including White Hall, which houses the biology and chemistry departments, and the school of nursing. Providence Hall houses a state-of-theart simulation center for health science students and our school of pharmacy. Union broke ground in spring 2012 on a new multi-million dollar library and academic resource center that students will soon enjoy.
The Bowld Student Commons Building offers students two fireplaces, TV and multi-purpose rooms, piano and band practice rooms, kitchens, a gymnasium, a walking track and outdoor grills and patios. Our Fesmire Field House has a 9,300 square-foot turf room as well as a training room and locker rooms for baseball, softball and men’s and women’s soccer.
Union offers two major campus residence life areas: the Heritage Complex (where most freshmen live) and the “Quads,” buildings known more formally as Watters, Hurt, Ayers, Grace and Hope. Built in 2008, these complexes include two bathrooms and a washer/dryer in each apartment. No matter the location, every student at Union has a private bedroom, as well as shared kitchen and living room spaces. This investment is not just in bricks and mortar – it’s an investment in you.
At Union University, there is more to being future-directed than building the best possible facilities. The future development of each student is also a key part of our mission.
Many students arrive with some idea about what the future might hold for them. But that notion often changes – sometimes dramatically – when students begin to really understand God’s call on their lives and passionately pursue it.
Our career services area develops job search strategies and arranges on-campus interviews. They even offer advice on how to negotiate your first salary.
Union alumni report back that they are more than prepared to achieve their career goals.