AIKCU Voices: Maisie Nelson, Union College ’12

For 2020 we’re asking students and alumni of Kentucky’s independent colleges and universities to share stories about their college experiences in a new series we’re calling AIKCU Voices. If you’d like to share your story, email us at

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I grew up in the least populous county in Kentucky. I knew everyone at my high school, and they knew me. It was imperative that I receive that same personal education in college where, ‘you in the back,’ would never be my name. I knew that would be achieved by attending a private institution. 

My college experience at Union was everything I dreamed and more. I discovered who I was and what I wanted to be but most importantly I had the support of faculty and staff who made sure I was on the path that I desired. When I graduated in 2012, I knew that I had been equipped with the skills necessary not just to have a successful career but a successful life. 

I now have the privilege of working at Union where I can provide the same support to current students. I am honored with this responsibility.

Maisie (Insko) Nelson
Union College ’12
Senior Director of Communications, Union College