Mikayla Kovacik ‘17
Major: Religious Studies and Music
Hometown: Jewett, OH
Member of Kappa Phi, Kappa Kappa Psi, University of Mount Union Purple Raider Marching Band and Concert Band; enrolled in the Honors Program
MY EXCEPTIONAL STORY
I learned about Mount Union through family friends and I fell in love with it! I chose to attend Mount because I wanted to go to a small school where I could be involved in a variety of activities, organizations and clubs. I also wanted to participate in the Honors Program and the Music Department.
Perks of a Small Campus
I like that Mount Union is a small school. I love knowing people and professors on a personal level, which is something that I wouldn’t have gotten at a big school. My favorite place on campus is the sunroom in the Hoover-Price Campus Center. I love to sit there, study and hang out with friends!
Mount Union has outstanding academic programs and wonderful professors who truly care about their students’ success. Mount is preparing me for success by challenging me and giving me important communication skills that I will use forever. Combining a liberal arts education and professional preparation will allow me to confidently enter the workforce or be prepared for graduate school. A liberal arts education is preparing me to be well rounded, and I believe that will be a great attribute when looking for a job.
I chose to double major in Religious Studies and Music because I love both and I am passionate about both.
I really enjoy all of the recitals that I get to attend in the Music Department! It is so wonderful to hear great music made by guest artists, faculty members and my peers. My favorite class so far has been Religion and Film. I loved it because it put two of my favorite things together - movies and religion!
My favorite professor is Dr. Liliestedt. She has really encouraged me to pursue my passions. Her honesty and helpfulness has been great throughout my first year of college.
My ultimate career is goal is to be in full-time pastoral ministry. I hope to be able to incorporate my music degree with my ministry.
A liberal arts education is preparing me to be well rounded, and I believe that will be a great attribute when looking for a job.