Unity College Announces Inauguration of Stephen Mulkey, Ph.D., 10th President of the College on May 12

Mar 15, 2012, 15:39 ET from Unity College

UNITY, Maine, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The inauguration of Stephen Mulkey, Ph.D., as the 10th President of Unity College, will take place on Saturday, May 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts (UCCPA), 42 Depot Street (off Route 202) in Unity, Maine. Admission to the event will be by invitation only.

For invitation information contact Kate Grenier, Unity College Event and Summer Programs Coordinator, at (207) 948-9121, or by e-mail at kgrenier@unity.edu.

President Mulkey has been at work since July of 2011.

In recent years the issue of global climate change has come to the forefront of the values and focus of the College. Under the leadership of President Mulkey, a scientist with an international reputation for research and scholarship, the College is strengthening its focus. Curricular majors and programs across the curriculum will focus on the emerging field of Sustainability Science, which probes interactions between global, social and human systems, the complex mechanisms that lead to the degradation of these systems, and concomitant risks to human well-being. He has made training students for careers in service to the mitigation of global climate change a unifying focus.

President Mulkey's Inaugural Address will focus on the reality of anthropogenic (created by people or caused by human activity) climate change. He will frame this issue as an ethical imperative for colleges and universities across the globe.

The event program will include a variety of presentations by Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff and Unity area community leaders. Poet and writer Michele Leavitt, wife of President Mulkey, will read a poem encapsulating the theme of the day and hopes for the future of Unity College.

There will be a receiving line and reception at the UCCPA immediately following the inauguration.

In 2011, Unity College was named to the top 30 of the Washington Monthly college rankings, and was one of eighteen U.S. colleges and universities named to The Princeton Review's 2010 Green Rating Honor Roll.

Unity College is a small private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education which emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Unity College graduates are prepared to be environmental stewards, effective leaders, and responsible citizens through active learning experiences within a supportive community.


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