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Unity College

Unity, Maine

William Knight Found the Perfect Place to Start His Career

When William Knight ’11 was considering the best path to help him reach his law enforcement career goals, he asked a Maine state warden the best way to move forward. The warden’s advice was to get a conservation law enforcement degree from Unity College. Knight took the warden up on his advice and has since established his place at on campus. As a resident advisor (RA), an athlete and student, Knight leads a busy life. He wouldn’t have it any other way.  “I like Unity College,” he explained. “This college allows you to make discoveries through hands-on learning and flexibility. I have had countless opportunities to choose the direction of my academic path.”

In his second year as an RA, he says he enjoys the job because “I like being able to have people come to me for advice.” He also enjoys organizing activities and floor programs for his residents. Often Knight helps to create activities that bring students with wildly different backgrounds together. The process is rewarding and feedback is immediate.  “I love the way that the Unity community embraces those who have vastly different environmental perspectives,” he said.