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Our mission is to graduate 100 percent of our students, college and career ready.

College & Career Center

"Our mission is to graduate 100 percent of our students, college and career ready."

Welcome to the Catherine E. Burden College and Career Center

The College and Career Center at Union High School plays a vital role in Union’s mission To Graduate 100 Percent of Our Students, College and/or Career Ready. Our staff is here to serve students and families in navigating the necessary steps to ensure a post-high school plan that is individualized to the interests and goals of each student.

The College and Career Center is located within the Union Collegiate Academy, behind the receptionist. Counselors have their own offices to meet with students one on one, where they can be provided with resources related to college and careers. Students can use the area to study, research post-high school plans or seek advisement from one of the counselors.

College Advisors

Emily Ashley
College/Career Advisor (A – K)

Chanda Gibson
College/Career Advisor (L – Z)

Carissa Stiles
Reach Program College/Career Advisor

Gianna Giordano
Career Connect Advisor
Industry Partnerships/Internships

Kelsey McAfee
Career Pathways Coach
Service Learning / Job Shadow

The Career Pathways Coach is funded by a Carl Perkins grant.

Maegan Coyle
Tulsa Tech Advisor

Dr. Marla Robinson 
Director of the College and Career Center 

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Director of College & Careers

Dr. Marla Robinson

Dr. Marla Robinson

Dr. Marla Robinson was named director of College and Careers in 2021. 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. She received her doctorate degree from Oklahoma State University in 2020.

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 the summer of 2015, when she was named director of Student Life. In 2017, she was named a Class Principal at Union High School.

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