It’s time to celebrate Union Institute & University’s 50th anniversary with events that recognize our unique legacy. Prominent Union graduates will be featured across the country —from Age Wave's Ken Dychtwald (Ph.D. 1976) to Prime Minister of Jamaica Portia Simpson Miller (BA 1997), to a panel of Union Institute & University Ph.D. alumni who are now serving as college/university presidents. Get ready to be inspired by powerful stories, empowering education, and the university’s spirit.
Be sure to check this page, facebook, and twitter for the latest news and details, as events are still in the planning stages with exact dates and times to be announced. Below is a preview of the activities planned to spotlight Union Institute & University’s remarkable legacy:
Plan to join us at the Cincinnati Academic Center for an informative and lively kick-off event officially announcing Union Institute & University’s 50th anniversary.
Women in Union Celebration
Meet and greet the remarkable women who have graduated with assistance from the Women in Union scholarship program. Hear the remarkable stories of single mothers who against all odds, completed their degrees and are now transforming lives and communities.
A Special Presentation by Dr. Ken Dychtwald
Spend an informal evening with Dr. Ken Dychtwald, North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, healthcare and workforce implications of the age wave. He is a psychologist, gerontologist, documentary filmmaker, entrepreneur and best-selling author of 16 books on age-related issues, including Bodymind, Age Wave: The Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging Society, Age Power: How the 21st Century will be Ruled by the New Old, and The Power Years: A User’s Guide to the Rest of Your Life. He also recently earned the prestigious Leadership Award at the Annual American Society on Aging Conference.
A Celebration with Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica
The Most Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica’s Prime Minister and the first Jamaican woman to serve in that capacity, will host a celebration of Union’s legacy. Prime Minister Simpson Miller is currently in her second term. Before first taking office in 2006, her illustrious career included serving as Minister of Labor, Welfare and Sport; Minister of Tourism and Sport; and Minister of Local Government, Community Development and Sport. She was recently inducted into the prestigious International Women’s Forum Hall of Fame, joining the ranks of hall-of-famers including Rosa Parks, Nancy Pelosi, and Margaret Thatcher.
Engage with Union’s esteemed group of graduates who have been college or university presidents as they discuss the impact Union has had on their careers. This panel will be moderated by Union alumnus and President of Thomas Edison State College, George A. Pruitt (Ph.D. 1974).