In an era marked by scientific progress and technological change, excellence in the sciences is not merely an option for tomorrow’s college graduates. Any institution which seeks to prepare young men and women to make an impact on their communities and their culture must be prepared to offer excellence in science education in terms of faculty, programs and facilities.
The science programs of Union University have created a remarkable record in preparing graduates for careers of scientific achievement and service. Indeed, since 1997, nearly every faculty-recommended health science student at Union has gained acceptance to medical school or professional graduate study. That is only possible because Union has assembled an outstanding science faculty which attracts excellent students. Yet maintaining that record of excellence is a growing challenge which requires constant improvement and bold investment.
Thanks to a generous lead gift from Dr. and Mrs. Roy L. White, the University has now built a 63,000 square foot, three-story building on the West Campus that houses Union’s biology, chemistry and nursing departments. This new building has already begun to touch the lives of thousands of Union students since the departments took up residence in 2007.