Carrie Coon '03See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I actually went to graduate school the very next year, after Dr. Hendel in the Department of Theatre introduced me to and helped me prepare for the University/Resident Theatre Auditions in Chicago.
Nancy Hill ‘79See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I was from a small town in western Pennsylvania and wanted to be close enough to go home, but far away enough to "grow up" away from my parents. I looked at many small, private colleges and universities, but Mount Union fit me perfectly.
Zak Suhar '13See Spotlight Opens in new tab
There are many things that are measured during the interview process, one of which is "Googleyness." Working at Google is very fun because the people are so awesome, everyone comes from such diversified backgrounds, so there's never a lack of energy and excitement.
Matt Darrah ’84See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Being involved both academically and socially was natural because it was such a tight-knit environment. As a result, I was much more inclined to meet difficult challenges head-on post-graduation than I was when I started at Mount Union.
Ed Kiernan ’96See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Rollerblading to class, studying by the lakes, and Mount Union's first NCAA DIII football national championship in 1993 in Salem, VA are among my best memories of attending Mount Union.
Laurence Talley ’91See Spotlight Opens in new tab
One of the most memorable moments is my experience was the Alpha Phi Alpha led sit-ins and marches to encourage the acknowledgement and celebration of Martin Luther King Day. This was the impetus to what's now an outstanding day of programming and celebration of Dr. King's legacy.
Lindsey (Buckel ’06) SzymanskiSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
As a legacy member of the sorority Alpha Chi Omega, the fun social events as well as the opportunity to work closely with the Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter still remain extremely valuable to me. I also got to marry a Sigma Nu, which I highly recommend.
Tennille Jones-Lewis ‘99See Spotlight Opens in new tab
As a responsible citizen, I feel an obligation to help those who are less fortunate or even temporarily in need of assistance. It is meaningful to me. It is also extremely important that my husband and I pass these same values on to our children.
Melanie Antonucci ‘04See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Starting the Florida chapter of the Alumni Association was a way for me to continue to give back, and it also allows me to stay connected to the institution that has provided me with so many life and career options.
Philip G. Kiko '73See Spotlight Opens in new tab
A congressional staffer noticed my radio experience at WRMU FM - the voice of Mount Union - and helped me land a job pushing radio actualities out to stations across the country for the NRCC.
Alan Harold '98See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I've been to Homecoming many times since graduating. My wife and I always attend the Schooler Lecture, too, and I've come back to campus many times to speak to classes. I very much enjoy staying connected and visiting campus.
Jay Carpenter ’10See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I do my best to attend as many football games as possible. It is fun to watch and support the program from a different perspective; Once a Raider, always a Raider.
Lee Ann (Johnston ’83) ThornSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I have had the honor of serving as a trustee of the University, which has allowed me to participate in so many events on and off campus; sporting events, performances, exhibits and lectures. I am looking forward to joining the alumni trip to Europe with the choir in 2015.
Tamiko Hatcher ’98See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Some of my favorite campus memories are from the Cunningham Residence Hall vs. McCready Residence Hall stereo contests.
Allen Green ’77See Spotlight Opens in new tab
My favorite memory is without a doubt, my first calculus class where I met Carol, my lovely wife of 36 years!
Casey Bauman '12See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Everyone at Mount Union really made an effort to make you into your better self. That academic push really prepared me for law school.
Courtney Gazda '12See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Everyday I work towards my goal of bridging gaps and breaking barriers for students and families in the Cleveland community through music.
Shawn O'Neill '12See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I really enjoyed the classwork at Mount Union and I feel like that helped prepare me for my job. Also, the professionalism and the way faculty and staff handled themselves prepared me on how to present myself for future opportunities.
Christina Ippolito '09See Spotlight Opens in new tab
When I went to the International Society of Sports Nutrition conference with Dr. Mendel, that began my interest in seeking out as much continuing education as I could to further my knowledge.
Louise Thoma '08See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Pole vault is such a mentally and physically challenging event, and without the support and guidance of Coach Zemrock and my incredible teammates, there is no way I would have made it through even one season.
Mike Jarrett '87See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Very few universities in the country have what Mount Union has; a unique combination of academic and athletic excellence.
Marrianna White '16See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I feel strongly that the people I met and experiences I had at Mount Union allowed me to be open to the ideas of others and receptive of thoughts different than mine.
Dr. Richard Drake '72See Spotlight Opens in new tab
While I was a student at Mount Union, I was made aware of many different opportunities in science, especially by Dr. Leonard Epp. It got me excited about science and research and opened a lot of doors.
Kurtis James Keller '12See Spotlight Opens in new tab
To me it's the small things that you will always remember from classes, not so much from the textbooks or homework. You learn things at college that you just can't learn anywhere else.
Andrew Ricci '07See Spotlight Opens in new tab
It was a supportive environment where we were able to succeed academically while also having a lot of fun. To this day we try to get together at least once a year for a weekend.
Anna Grubic '12See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I interacted with faculty a lot and hearing their insight really helped prepare me for my future in higher education administration. I was fortunate enough to have two internships while studying at Mount Union.
Michael Puterbaugh '85See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I believe that Mount Union caused and allowed the intellectual part of me to grow. The professors caused me to think and the school allowed me to pursue what I wanted to pursue.
Randall C. Hunt '75See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Mount Union's campus and the faculty's interest and involvement in students' academic development is what I believe sets Mount Union apart from other institutions. I know this because I benefited from the same personal attention and educational experience years ago that students receive today.
Robin Cram '08See Spotlight Opens in new tab
At Mount Union, I was a member of the Legal Aid Society, Association of International Students, Residence Life Staff, Model United Nations and Mock Trial. It helped define my interests and shape my career path. I knew I wanted to study law, but I did not know which type of law. Through the variety of courses offered, I realized I was most interested in international studies topics. This inspired me to concentrate in international and human rights law during law school, and eventually join the Foreign Service.
Erin Krafka '13See Spotlight Opens in new tab
The education I received at Mount Union has proven to be a good investment because it enabled me to enroll in graduate school and provided me with a foundation of knowledge that has greatly contributed to my academic success.
Scott Panchik ‘11See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I chose to attend Mount Union for college because it had an excellent education program and it allowed me to continue my dream of playing football.
Stela Balaban ‘05See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Mount Union helped teach me about time management between classes, social activities and part-time jobs. I also came in contact with great professors and staff who taught me about making good life choices.
Bridget Whyde '09See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Mount Union's smaller size makes it more personal. I loved the small classes and the one-on-one relationship with professors. You're actually a name instead of a number!
Derek Gordon ‘07See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Mount Union's reputation for producing well-rounded and job ready students was critical to securing my first job and the experiences during my time in Alliance have continued to help throughout my career.
Victoria (Altomare '13) FoorSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
The education that I received at Mount Union taught me the foundations so I could move forward with my education.
Eduardo F. Valdes ‘83See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Mount Union gave a good foundation in music to enter the main stream of music and to get into the schools that eventually got me to The Metropolitan Opera.
Shanna Starzyk ‘00See Spotlight Opens in new tab
By acting in several productions while attending Mount Union, I was able to understand the importance of scenery and its role in creating the atmosphere for the character. It gave me a strong background in all aspects of a theatrical production.
Bill Bartos '07See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I have no doubt that the rigorous legal studies curriculum made me more prepared for law school than most of my law school classmates. As for my career, I apply the principles I learned in my political science and legal studies classes almost every single day.
Jayson Shenk ‘99See Spotlight Opens in new tab
My education at Mount gave me essential tools, the foundations for continual learning and the ability to articulate and communicate ideas in writing.
Joshua Eiskamp ‘96See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Mount Union has impacted me educationally, personally and spiritually. I met my wife at Mount and we have three great kids!
Flavil Hampsten ‘01See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I toured numerous schools and found Mount's personal attention and approach to academics to be the difference. You are not a number at Mount, you are an important part of the University and everyone is dedicated to ensure that you are successful.
Saleena Niehaus ’10, DPMSee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I liked the small classroom setting and the ratio of students to professors and I liked that I had relationships with my professors and still talk to some of them today. I don't think you get that kind of experience at some of the larger schools.
Cenell Boch ‘93See Spotlight Opens in new tab
One thing that was most unique at Mount Union was that you developed closer friendships and bonds with other students and faculty members. Those bonds have been 20-plus years in the making now.
Michael Border ’11 D.D.S.See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Without question, Mount's greatest strength is its ability to provide students with incredible faculty mentors. Between Mount's smaller class sizes and the greater flexibility students enjoy in choosing courses within their major that most closely align with their interests, Mount Union facilitates the pairing of students with faculty who can truly relate to their students on a personal level.
Gina (Devault ’02) NeySee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I felt that I received a lot of one-on-one attention in my classes at Mount Union but particularly in science. Professors invested a lot of time in students and figuring out how to help them achieve their goals.
Danielle K. Cammuso ‘02See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I fell in love with the school and the people the moment I saw it. That love affair still exists.
Chuck E. Bloom ‘91See Spotlight Opens in new tab
My Mount Union experience provided me with a rigorous and well-rounded education.
Robert McFerren ‘86See Spotlight Opens in new tab
My first job after graduation was working as an art director at Modern Glass Company. While at Mount Union, I took journalism classes along with my fine arts major classes. I had no intention of ever using them in my career. It ended up leading me to the job where I have been working at for almost 26 years.
Abby Brown ‘06See Spotlight Opens in new tab
The Mount Union name is well known and well respected. To have it on my resume is something I greatly value. When people see the name, they know you received a top-notch education and they know that your work will reflect that.
Rick Lobdell ‘96See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I love what I do. I found a niche that most artists don't even know exists. I could be just another artist trying to sell artwork out of a gallery. Instead I travel the country and show people all the amazing things you can do with the surface of concrete.
Joshua Linerode '14See Spotlight Opens in new tab
The world around us will never be black and white but it will always be full of color.
Noah Hiles '17See Spotlight Opens in new tab
When I graduated from Mount Union, I was able to say that I had covered more than 140 athletic events in nine different states, including three national championship games and two national tournaments.
Jamey Snodgrass '96See Spotlight Opens in new tab
There is no question that (the late) Dan Gorman was my favorite professor. Not only was he a great professor and athletic trainer, he was also a great person. There is not a day that goes by that I don't use or recall something that Dan taught me.
Antonietta “Toni” Gonzalez-Collins ’07See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Following graduation, I became a reporter for KNVO TV 48 and at the same time was a reporter for Fox2 News. Mount Union prepared me for my career in every way. I believe it was the solid foundation that I needed to be able to develop and grow as I moved up in my career.
Charles Davis M ’14See Spotlight Opens in new tab
The helpful thing about PA school for me was taking my education and future profession to the next level and increasing the intensity through the courses and workload.
Olivia Myers ’10 M ’12See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Every experience while in PA school was helpful in some way; whether it was learning time management to complete all your assignments, making mistakes while performing exams or dealing with difficult patients during clinical rotations. During each and every moment of PA school, something could be learned to better prepare me for my career as a medical provider and for life in general.
Ryan Donaldson ’15See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Mount Union prepared me for my current career by helping me get immediately into the career that I had planned on since high school.
Tim Hatton '12See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I got to know all of the professors in political science and philosophy, and they encouraged me and helped me get here.
Bob Gray ‘75See Spotlight Opens in new tab
At a school the size of Mount Union, you're not just a number. You have a name and people know who you are. My education was great, and my experiences on the athletic field prepped me so well for everything later in life.
JT Maurer '09See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Mount Union offers students individual attention, access to excellent labs and equipment, immaculate campus and dedicated faculty.
Jennifer Peteya '10See Spotlight Opens in new tab
The number one goal that I would like to accomplish in my life is sparking interest in the sciences in young women.
Robert Brucker '07See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Mount Union set me on my current career path. The courses and professors that I interacted with helped shape my thinking and made me appreciate the value of a good education.
Chris Blakely '06 M.B.A., Ph.D.See Spotlight Opens in new tab
The institution's small class sizes and familial atmosphere allowed me to feel at home even away from home.
Rizwan Ibadat M '12See Spotlight Opens in new tab
The curriculum, friendly environment and dedicated staff set Mount Union's program apart from other graduate programs that I considered.
Dr. Katrina (Hermetet '08) LindsaySee Spotlight Opens in new tab
I owe my developmental and sociological approach to treatment, my solid understanding of psychology and a husband to UMU. You could call it a good investment.
Julie Grant '03See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Mount Union gave me an incredibly solid foundation to build upon as I entered the workforce.
Kyle Roberts ’15See Spotlight Opens in new tab
My education helped me to become a well-rounded student and employee. It was beneficial to learn about other things like philosophy and literature to pair with my degree related courses.
Matt Ziders M '17See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Being able to take on a new job immediately after completing the program has shown how impactful my Mount Union experience was. Furthering your education is always an investment that is worthwhile.
Douglas Laubacher '13See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I'm gearing up to teach a comics course at Malone University in the fall and I know I wouldn't have had the skillset to have taken it this far, let alone be able to take advantage of the opportunity in the first place, without the foundation Mount gave me.
Brent Stehlik '99See Spotlight Opens in new tab
My experience at Mount Union created opportunities for me that no other institution would have been capable of.
Josh Pryor '15See Spotlight Opens in new tab
The liberal arts education that Mount Union provides has helped me to be more well-rounded as an individual and as a professional.
Erica Raby '04See Spotlight Opens in new tab
There is a strong sense of pride for the university and it shows throughout the campus. It is always beautiful.
Alexis Swartz '16 M '20See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I chose Mount Union for graduate school because of the amazing education I received as an undergraduate at Mount Union.
Taylor Sowers '11 M'17See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Choosing Mount for education leadership was truly a choice that was a no brainer.
Joshua Chadima '13 M'18See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Mount Union not only has passionate professors that are unlike any others but they also offer an online masters degree. This allowed me to keep my full time teaching and coaching jobs while pursuing my dream to be an administrator.
Shawn Collins '15 M'19See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I felt that I could still do the day-to-day tasks required of a college football coach (ie: travel, game prep, recruiting etc) as well as continue my educational goals and earning a masters degree.
Abby Daley '13 M'17See Spotlight Opens in new tab
Mount Union gives you the tools necessary to take your degree to any district in any state and apply it immediately.
Jasmine Bentley '13, M' 15See Spotlight Opens in new tab
My major in exercise science helped prepare me with prerequisites needed to obtain a master’s degree and gave me real life experience with patients.
Mike Wheeler '05See Spotlight Opens in new tab
The education is driven by excellence and, no matter the field of study, a degree from Mount Union is an investment that will take you far.
Kayla Ruffner '17See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn't put an investment into Mount Union. To me, you cannot put a price tag on a valuable and meaningful education.
Rob Curry '91See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I feel very grateful for the path Mount Union put me on that led to my rewarding career. I have strong relationships with many colleagues across my industry and have found those connections to be one of the best parts of my professional life.
Amanda Turner '14See Spotlight Opens in new tab
At Mount Union, I learned the importance of prioritization. While playing a sport and being a full-time engineering student, I didn't have much time during the week to waste.
Ian Leroy '14See Spotlight Opens in new tab
When I finished high school, I needed a place to improve my musicianship, but I also needed a place where I could grow and mature as a person. UMU was that place for me.
Elizabeth Wheeler ‘16See Spotlight Opens in new tab
I shout out my advisor all the time because I never would have been able to go out and interview strangers if I hadn't been required to do it in so many classes.