I love the options at Mount Union. Even if you have little to no vision of your future plans, and you keep an open heart and open mind, you can find something that interests you.
Current Student Spotlight:
Jesse Phillips ‘14
Future writer and traveler
Member of the Concert Choir, Campus Crusade for Christ and the Edge bible study
MY EXCEPTIONAL STORY
It’s a family thing
My family has a lot of history on this campus. In fact, my grandparents met and fell in love while attending Mount Union. Two of their children, my uncle and my mother, also went here. Plus, two of my aunts also graduated from the institution.
While I am proud of my family legacy at Mount Union, I wasn’t dead set on following in their footsteps. I remember my first time walking on campus when my older brother was on a college visit. I was much too young to seriously be contemplating my college choice, but something told me I was going to attend Mount Union. When it came time to start making my own decision, I had Mount Union in the back of my mind. Finally, I had my own personal visit and was my childhood choice was affirmed. The small college feel, the beautiful and colorful campus and the wide variety of options are just a few of the things I really appreciate about the University.
Options, options, options
I love the options at Mount Union. Even if you have little to no vision of your future plans, and you keep an open heart and open mind, you can find something that interests you. The chance to taste and see from so many fields is an indispensable gift. I took Introduction to Environmental Science and I’m a writing major. I’m also in the Concert Choir but have no collegiate musical training. You really can try it all.
Writing is tapping into a different realm of the heart. The ability to create, compose and deliver new ideas not only teaches others in the world, but it also teaches you about yourself. Often the world around us is so frenzied; writing is a way to pierce the dark confusion with the clarity of light.
Learning along the way
I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Thomas Carr in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. Not only did I learn a lot from this man about education, writing and faith, I also learned (and still am learning) about taking time to let things in life grow and develop. I’m still young, but I’m growing, making mistakes, doing good things and all the while learning.
Signs and wonder
I like learning in general, so it’s hard to pick my favorite class. If I had to choose I’d say Signs and Wonders with Dr. Carr because it taught us (students) to toss out our preconceptions of the world and what we think is certain during class.