Brittany Kilgore '13
Major: Exercise Science
Job Title: Graduate Assistant
Minor While at Mount Union: Psychology
Degrees earned/Colleges attended:
The University of Akron, pursuing a Master of Science degree in exercise physiology
Employer: Keeping P.A.C.E. Akron’s Way program
Through the Keeping P.A.C.E. Akron’s Way Program, I volunteer with disadvantaged youth and teach them what it means to have a healthy lifestyle.
MY EXCEPTIONAL STORY
Favorite Part of the Job
My favorite part is playing with the kids and helping them understand why it is important to be healthy.
One of my proudest accomplishments was the day I found out that I was accepted into graduate school and received a graduate assistantship. That day made me realize that all the hard work that I put into my school career paid off and I would get a chance to continue my education in something that I’m passionate about.
Concorde Therapy Group, Alliance, Ohio
Mount Union prepared me to apply the things I learned in the classroom to real-life situations. The classes that I took made me feel comfortable when dealing with all types of people.
While attending Mount Union I had the chance to build good relationships with a lot of my professors. However, Dr. Katherine Clark, assistant professor of human performance and sport business, was one of my favorites. I enjoyed her classes and the way she would help us understand the material. Clark was also my advisor while at Mount and I had the chance to know her personally. She’s played a big role in my life and helped me get to where I am today. To this day, I still look to her for advice and guidance.
Preparation for Success
A Mount Union education set me apart because I feel more prepared and confident than some of the others in my field. I learned to apply the things I learned in the classroom to real-life situations and was provided with a good amount of hands-on experience such as internships and research
A Word of Advice
My advice to current students would be to make the best of college. Make new friends, take a chance to get to know your professors and be sure to study hard. The relationships, experiences and knowledge you gain at Mount Union will be something that you will have with you forever.
The relationships, experiences and knowledge you gain at Mount Union will be something that you will have with you forever.
- Who is your hero?
- My mother, D’Andre Kilgore
- What’s one thing most people would be surprised to find out about you?
- I’m actually a decent singer. Well at least I think I am.
- If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
- To play professional basketball.
- What’s your favorite quote or motto?
- “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” –Psalm 27:1
- What is your favorite book?
- My ACSM book! (American College of Sports Medicine)