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Welcome to the Catherine E. Burden College and Career Center
We are excited to help both you and your student navigate the sometimes confusing college and career process! Our mission is to graduate 100 percent of our students, college and/or career ready. See Strategic Plan
Director of Student Life
Students and parents are encouraged to make an appointment with a College and Career Adviser if they have questions or concerns. The advisers are happy to take appointments for after school hours if it is more convenient for parents.
College and Career Advisers
Lea Ann Nolen
College & Career Crew
Career Pathways Coach,
Naviance College & Career Readiness Platform
Connecting Learning and Life
Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals.
This comprehensive college and career readiness solution empowers students and families to connect learning and life and provides Union High School with the information it needs to help students prepare for life after high school. It also allows students to create a plan for their futures by helping them discover their individual strengths and learning styles and explore college and career options based on their results.
Dimensions of Readiness
Preparing students for post-secondary success is a multi-dimensional process. Students begin by learning about themselves and exploring careers, then create plans and develop the skills and knowledge to accomplish their goals. Institutions also need the tools to support students at each step. Naviance brings these dimensions of readiness into one comprehensive platform.
The path to college and career readiness begins with self discovery. Naviance lets students learn about their strengths and reflect on their interests. Assessments provide suggestions on how to apply personality traits in school, career and life
Naviance offers a series of career assessments that help students discover career options based on their interests and strengths. Students can explore education and training requirements to achieve their individual goals and objectives, and watch videos of leaders who have succeeded in fields of interest.
Naviance makes college research easy. The college planning tools allow students and families to make informed decisions about their options by comparing colleges and universities, exploring scholarship opportunities, tracking college applications, and making data-driven application decisions based on an individual school's admissions results.
Test preparation should not be a “one-size-fits-all” proposition. PrepMe is an adaptive learning platform for test preparation that diagnoses each student’s individual strengths and weaknesses and creates a personalized study plan based on their needs and timelines. PrepMe is fully integrated in to the Naviance platform, so schools can report on student progress and track score improvements over time.
Naviance eDocs allows the College and Career Advisors to securely send student application related forms, recommendations, transcripts, and school profiles electronically to more than 2,000 colleges and universities.
Union Public Schools is proud of the accomplishments of its student body! A tradition of excellence carries through all areas of school life, including academics, fine arts, spirit, athletics, leadership, and community service.
Whether in the classroom or community, on the playing field or in the concert hall, Union students shine in their pursuits, displaying not only talent but the benefits of discipline, team work, effort and commitment. Please visit our athletics and fine arts sections for achievements and recognitions in athletics, spirit and fine arts.
- Academic Scholars
- Community Service
- Distinguished Graduates
- Leadership Class
- Mr. & Miss Union
- National Merit Scholars
- Seniors of the Month
- Test Scores
Director of Student Life
Marla Robinson was named Director of Student Life in the summer of 2015. She is a graduate of Lawton Eisenhower High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in English Education from Oklahoma State University and her master’s degree in School Administration from Northeastern State University.
Prior to coming to Union, Robinson was an English and yearbook teacher in Muskogee Public Schools for eight years. She joined Union in 2001 and has worked as a teacher, curriculum specialist, and administrator for the district. She was named principal of the 8th Grade Center in 2007, a position she held until 2015.