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Stories from 2013-2014

Owen receives Fulbright grant to teach in Uganda

Joel Owen, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Union University, has received a Fulbright Specialist Grant to travel to Uganda this summer and work with a local university.


Eldridge overcomes poverty, teenage fatherhood to complete MBA

Most people who become a parent in their teens do not graduate high school, and even fewer finish a bachelor’s degree.

But on May 17, Chris Eldridge walked across the stage to receive his Master of Business Administration degree from Union University.


Union partners with IMB to provide deaf theological education in Brentwood

Union University is launching a program to provide theological education for deaf missionaries and church planters.


Student photographers help foster children find homes

A student photography class at Union University is helping teenagers in foster care find permanent homes through a project for The Heart Gallery of Middle Tennessee.


Students serve medical needs, share gospel in Nicaragua

Working in the MedFest medical clinic in Las Conchitas, Nicaragua, is more than an opportunity for Hannah McKnight to practice her nursing skills.

A senior nursing major at Union University, Hannah said the annual week-long mission trip in January also gives her a chance to talk about the gospel with hundreds of Nicaraguans.


Alumnus wins prize for collection of poems

Union University alumnus David Clark recently won the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize for his poems.


GO Israel team builds relationships, shares gospel

Walking in the footsteps of Christ during January’s Global Opportunities Trip to Israel was an unforgettable experience for Paige Tang, a junior music major from Union University.


Alumna wins top prize for academic paper competition

An interest in Native American culture led Union University alumna Patricia Dawson to not only learn more about her family history but also win an award for her undergraduate research.


Honors Community sends seniors abroad to conduct research, present thesis

Two Union University seniors recently made significant academic achievements during research and presentation trips funded by the institution’s Honors Community.


Injured student receives support, encouragement from Union community

Four members of the Union University community completed a Tough Mudder obstacle course Sept. 14 to benefit a recently injured student.


Union student, alumnae minister to impoverished children in Haiti

Three days before her return flight home, Jennifer Bragg knew she could not leave Haiti.


Women’s soccer team takes first mission trip

When Union University’s Lady Bulldog soccer team embarked on its first mission trip Aug. 3-11, the team members expected plenty of physical hardships.


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