Kelby Smith '18
Hometown: Alliance, Ohio
President of Kappa Pi Honorary Art Fraternity, member of Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Alpha Lambda Delta and Sophomore Service Honorary
Future graphic designer
Close to Home
I’m an Alliance native so I grew up around Mount Union. Consequently, I chose to come to Mount since it is close to home and offers a great education. I was also awarded the Investment Alliance Scholarship- a full tuition scholarship to attend Mount Union. This scholarship made Mount Union an even better collegiate choice.
Not Just a Number
Because of the smaller class sizes, I’ve had the opportunity to work one-on-one with my professors. At Mount Union, you’re not treated as a number. That’s what makes this school so unique.
Prospective Students: Get Involved
Mount Union offers endless opportunities to get involved. Engage in as many clubs/activities as you can. This involvement will not only boost your resume, but will also allow you to meet new people that could potentially become your close friends.
I’ve had a passion for the arts my whole life and have always been a creative individual. I knew I wanted a career where I could be creative every day. Here at Mount Union, the Art Department truly cares about students and their well-being. They’re very personable and are willing to go out of their way to help you achieve your goals.
From the Classroom to Cockrill’s Studio
My favorite classes so far would be Photography 1 and 2. I’m an employee at Cockrill’s Studio, a photography studio in Alliance, so it’s been interesting that I’ve been able to relate my experiences inside the classroom and apply them at my job.
My ultimate career goal would be in some kind of creative field. Mount Union has taught me to be expressive and innovative. I know these skills will be beneficial for my future.
It’s been interesting that I’ve been able to relate my experiences inside the classroom and apply them at my job.
- Where is your favorite travel destination?
- Anywhere with a beach!
- Do you prefer Macs or PCs?
- What is your favorite holiday?
- Christmas because I love being together with my family. I also love Christmas music!
- What is your guilty pleasure movie or TV show?
- Anything on Netflix.
- What's your favorite app?