@UnionCollegeNY January 11


My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.

The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and  turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.

In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.

I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.

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Name of University: Union College

Location: Schenectady NY

Next week Donald Trump will become president.

I got looking at what college educated the most presidents. It was no surprise it was Harvard with 8 presidents receiving some part of their college education there. Next with five it was Yale. He complete list can be found at:

http://www.presidentsusa.net/collegelisting.html

On that list I was surprised to learn that Chester Arthur #21 and Jimmy Carter # 39 both had attended Union College. Jimmy Carter took some graduate courses related to nuclear reactors and Chester Arthur graduated in 1848.

Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York.

Union College is a highly selective, private, residential, liberal arts college with engineering that is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges. Set on 100 acres in downtown Schenectady, N.Y., including eight acres of formal gardens and woodland known as Jackson’s Garden, Union is within easy reach of New York City, Boston and Montreal, rural areas and major East Coast ski slopes.

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Union College uses the trimester system (three 10-week terms) with extended winter break.

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