What makes Mount Union different from other colleges and universities is the environment. All of the professors care about how I am doing academically and personally.
Current Student Spotlight:
Lillian Evans ‘13
Major:Early Childhood Education
Member of the Black Student Union, Raider Programming Board, Inspirational Voices of Praise, Student Senate, Association of Women Students, Preview and Orientation, First Year Experience, Student Conduct Board and Kappa Delta Pi
MY EXCEPTIONAL STORY
I chose Mount Union because it was “homey.” When I arrived on campus, everyone was so nice and willing to help. Also, my mother gradated from Mount Union, so I’m a legacy student.
My favorite thing about Mount Union is the people because they are genuinely nice. There is always someone to talk to or just get a hug from. All of the faculty and staff members are helpful and care about my success.
My favorite place on campus is the Office of Student Affairs because no matter how bad of a day I am having I can go there and know I’ll leave with a smile. The office is made up of the most caring people and they are always there for a laugh or to hear a complaint.
What makes Mount Union different from other colleges and universities is the environment. All of the professors care about how I am doing academically and personally. They are always here to guide me, listen to me and take what I say to heart. The other thing that makes Mount Union different is that academics is just as important as the relationships made on campus, both are important to everyone at Mount Union and are valued.
I chose to major in early childhood education because I have wanted to teach from the time I was little. I think coming from a great school system is what made up my mind as a child.
My favorite hands on experience thus far in my major has been my field placement at the Early Learning Center in Alliance, OH. It was the first time I was in a classroom and participated in the learning process of students. I was able to tutor a little boy who was far behind in kindergarten, but after a semester together we caught him up tremendously. The feeling I received when he started passing his tests was indescribable.
My favorite class by far is Children’s Literature. I learned so much in that class, whether it was making lessons for my students or just learning about myself in different ways. I took away the joy of reading again and my creativity was rejuvenated.
Caring faculty member
Dr. Kathleen Piker-King, professor of sociology, is the reason sociology is my minor. She has the most caring spirit and truly wants all of her students to succeed and do well at Mount Union and beyond. I honestly don’t know what my life at Mount Union would be like without her.