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Mount Union News Highlights for 2020

December 14, 2020

Dr. Thomas Botzman Named 13th President of The University Of Mount Union

Dr. Thomas Botzman, former president of Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania, was named the 13th president of the University of Mount Union, announced Allen Green, chair of the Mount Union Board of Trustees and Matthew Darrah, chair of the Presidential Search Committee. 

Mount Union Opens Food, Clothing Pantry to Benefit Campus Community

The University of Mount Union is proud to announce the opening of its first on-campus food and clothing pantry, Raiders Cove

Akron Public Schools Welcomes Mount Union as Sister University

Akron Public Schools (APS) Superintendent David James and Campus Principal Kim Sabetta joined former University of Mount Union President Dr. Richard Merriman to announce that University of Mount Union will become a sister university to North High School. 

Mount Union Earns National Recognition for Transfer Student Support

The University of Mount Union is proud to announce that it has been named to the 2020 Transfer Honor Roll by the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society for its dynamic pathways to support transfer students.

Mount Union Programs Donate Medical Supplies to Area Healthcare Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has put an inordinate amount of strain on healthcare in Ohio and across the country. Thus, three University of Mount Union programs donated a host of medical supplies to area hospitals and fire departments.

Record-Breaking Day of Giving Totals Nearly $500k For Mount Union

The University of Mount Union’s third annual day of giving, titled “Raiders Give,” saw an extraordinary level of generosity from the Mount Union community, as records were shattered from the previous two years.

Mount Union Announces COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund

In response to University of Mount Union students and their families suffering hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has launched the Mount Union COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund.

Mount Union Plan for Campus Civic Engagement Named Top 10 Nationally

The University of Mount Union’s plan for the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge was selected as one of the top plans in the country for civic engagement, as of April 2020.

Dr. Andy Bain Named Mount Union’s Great Teacher for 2020

The University of Mount Union is proud to announce Dr. Andy Bain, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice and director of criminal justice studies, has been named its Great Teacher for 2020.

Mount Union President’s Rescue Fund Named for Departing Merriman, Kelman

During its spring meeting, the University of Mount Union Board of Trustees announced that the institution’s President’s Rescue Fund was being renamed in honor of retiring President Dr. W. Richard Merriman Jr. and his wife, Dr. Margot Kelman, in honor of their service to the institution.

Mount Union’s Schulte Named National Esports Player of the Year

The National Association of Esports Coaches and Directors (NAECAD) announced that Jared Schulte '20, a recent University of Mount Union exercise science graduate of Strongsville, Ohio, has been named the College Player of the Year for 2019-2020.

Mount Union Celebrates 30 Consecutive Years As A Top College by U.S. News And World Report

With the announcement of the 2021 rankings, the University of Mount Union has been recognized as a top college by U.S. News and World Report for 30 consecutive years.

Mount Union Celebrates a Decade as a Tree Campus USA

For the 10th consecutive year, the University of Mount Union has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a 2019 Tree Campus USA for its commitment to effective urban forest management. 

Mount Union Moves Up Eight Spots in Washington Monthly College Rankings

The University of Mount Union has once again been recognized as a top college by Washington Monthly as part of its 2020 rankings.  

Members of Mount Union Dance Team Featured as Finalists in National Dance Competition

Members of the University of Mount Union dance team, Julie Fioritto ’21, an athletic training major of Westlake, Ohio, Olivia Bevan ’22, nursing major of Hubbard, Ohio and Victoria Rieger ’21, psychology major of Houston, Pennsylvania were finalists featured in the Universal Dance Association’s (UDA) Solo Showdown.

Mount Union’s Fully-online MBA Program Earns HLC Approval, Application Now Open

The University of Mount Union is pleased to announce its fully-online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program has earned approval from the Higher Learning Commission and Ohio Department of Higher Education. The program is slated to begin in May of 2021, and applications are now being accepted.

Despite Covid-19, Mount Union Nursing Class Attains 100 Percent Licensure Pass Rate Once Again

For the third time in the past four years, graduates of the University of Mount Union’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program achieved a 100 percent first-time passage rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). 

$60,000 Goal Reached in Virtual Stadium Sell Out

Thanks to the generosity of nearly 800 donors, the University of Mount Union’s student athletes and Purple Raider Marching Band received more than $60,000 in gifts as part of the institution’s Virtual Stadium Sell Out event.