I wanted to go to a small school where I could interact with students and faculty while receiving a quality education and still be able to play basketball.
Current Student Spotlight:
Jimmy Darnley ’14
Member of: Men’s Varsity Basketball Team, Alpha Phi Omega, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Preview Guide and Intermurals
MY EXCEPTIONAL STORY
What I always wanted
Mount Union had the classes I was interested in and the curriculum to allow me to further my education. I wanted to go to a small school where I could interact with students and faculty while receiving a quality education and still be able to play basketball.
The family aspect of Mount Union makes it one-of-a-kind. It is easy to make friends through multiple campus organizations and through the classroom. People show that they care about your life. It is one of the best feelings to know that somebody will always be there for you.
The chemistry faculty was a big reason in determining whether or not to declare biochemistry as my major. During the early weeks of my freshman year, the chemistry faculty had a cookout at Dr. Scott Mason’s, program director for pre-health and pre-medicine and interim chemistry chair, house where we could meet faculty and classmates. After seeing such a caring group I knew this was something I wanted to be a part of.
I have had a lot of great professors over the past three years but Dr. Mason stands out from the rest. I have taken two classes with him which were both interesting. He was always willing to go the extra mile to help students understand the material. As the director of pre-health and pre-medicine, Dr. Mason has ensured that I am on pace to get where I want to be. I couldn’t be more grateful.
My ultimate career goal is to complete medical school and open my own practice as a physician. I have a passion for interacting with people and I feel this would work best with my academic interests. Mount Union faculty have done an incredible job of helping me reach my goal.