Alumni/ae Profiles

The True Meaning of Adam-(m)adam

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Lizzie Berne DeGear is a Union Alumni/ae who received her PhD in 2013. As Union-trained theologians find creative ways to do their work in this virtual world, we share with you today, the powerful story of Lizzie’s 6-minute animation film (m)adam: Adam’s Rib Reframed. The Viva Film festival in Sarajevo, an international documentary film festival

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In Church and in Theater, It’s O.K. to Just “Let Things Be Messy”

Thursday, June 18, 2020

This interview with Shannon TL Kearns, M.Div. ’09 was originally published in the Union Collective Spring 2020 Issue Why did you start the Uprising Theatre Company? I grew up doing what I affectionately call a lot of church-basement drama—a lot of really terrible theater that was focused on justice issues or on trying to win

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Ecowomanist Vision: A Union Story

Thursday, June 11, 2020

By Melanie L. Harris, Ph.D. ’06, Unitas Distinguished Alumna ’17 Ecowomanism is critical and contemplative reflection on the environmental crisis from the perspective of women of African descent. Connecting ecological justice with Womanist theology and ethics, the new lens argues that intersectional race, class, and gender analysis be applied when examining environmental racism. The first

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Union Alumni Respond to COVID-19

Monday, May 4, 2020

Some weeks ago, Union students living on campus opened their mailboxes to a surprise – a personal hand sewn mask accompanied by a letter from President Jones. The letter shared that the masks were made and donated by Union alumni in an effort to support students who had remained on campus. I was curious where

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Tabatha Holley ’19

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Who is Tabatha, tell us a little about yourself? I am 25, a very recent graduate of Union (finished in December 2019), and a fourth-generation preacher from the rural South (which means I’m really church-y). I enjoy cooking, coloring, and traveling. What brought you to Union? What was your concentration? Can you share an experience,

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Carolyn Shadle ’64

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

What do you do? Provide training and consultation in interpersonal and organizational communication. How did Union prepare you for this? I learned the power of empathy. My course in Group Dynamics (T-Group) was a launching pad for an eventual Ph.D. in communication. What is the best thing about your job? Hearing from people how effective

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Learning to Listen to God and One Another

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Union alumni/ae embark on a diverse range of vocations, from ordained ministry to law to non-profit leadership. In our Alums in the World profiles, we explore our graduates’ professional lives. Hannah Mills received her M.Div. from Union in 2019, and is doing a CPE residency in Brooklyn. Tell us about what you’re doing. I’m serving

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Ministry with Migrants

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Union alumni/ae embark on a diverse range of vocations, from ordained ministry to law to non-profit leadership. In our Alums in the World profiles, we explore our graduates’ professional lives. Gabrielle Sclafani received her M.Div. from Union in 2019, and is presently studying migration in Germany.  Tell me about what you’ll be doing next year.

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