Mikayla Kovacik ‘17

Major: Religious Studies and Music
Hometown: Jewett, OH

Future Minister

Member of Kappa Phi, member of Cantus Femina, Alpha Lambda Delta, Vice President of Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association and enrolled in the Honors Program


Choosing Mount
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.

I received two scholarships from Mount Union – the Trustee Scholarship and a Music Scholarship. Being the recipient of these scholarships helped me a great deal and I am very grateful for the financial support. The scholarships have helped me pursue my goals and dreams here at Mount Union.

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 third floor of KHIC. I love to grab a cup of coffee from the KHIC Cafe and head upstairs for a quiet place to study.

Standing Out
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.

Double Major
I chose to double major in Religious Studies and Music because I fell in love with both areas. It is wonderful to be at a university where I can combine my interests and passions in both. I couldn't imagine my life without either!

Exciting Experiences
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!

Encouraging Professors
My favorite professor is Dr. Liliestedt. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Dr. Liliestedt because of how much she truly cares about her students and their sucess. Her honesty, helpfulness and guidance continue to lead me in my time here at Mount Union. Dr. Liliestedt is way more than a professor, she is a role model and mentor.

Future Goals
My future goals after Mount Union include attending graduate school and entering into full-time pastoral 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.

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