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Ethan Griffith '21

Exercise science and criminal justice major

The university is so special because it gives you a personalized experience when it comes to learning and it is designed to help you succeed.

Education

Exercise science and criminal justice

Hometown

Salem, OH

Mount Union Community

I've grown up in the area and known about Mount Union my whole life. When I finally decided I wanted to major in both criminal justice and exercise science Mount was a perfect choice. It ranked very high among all of the universities in Ohio in both subjects. The fact that I've grown up going to the Mount Union athletic events, as well as driving past it all the time growing up, it's as if Mount has already been a home to me. The university is so special because it gives you a personalized experience when it comes to learning and it is designed to help you succeed.

Future Plans

I chose exercise science as one of my majors due to the fact that I have always been involved in athletics my entire life and found a deep passion for it in high school. I wanted to learn more about what made top tier athletes so great, and how could I help other people achieve that greatness. I chose criminal justice as my other major due to the fact that I grew up around law enforcement my entire life. Growing up hearing stories of how my father was able to protect and serve his community in so many ways sparked a fire in me that wants to achieve the same thing. I am not entirely sure of what career path I want to follow, but I do know Mount Union is preparing me extremely well for whatever I choose to pursue.

Internship Experience

I am currently doing an internship with T3 Performance here at Mount Union. I get the opportunity to help coach a few of the different teams by guiding them through their workouts. Another favorite experience has been my independent study with Dr. Andy Bain on “Media Representation and Social Media Expectation of Law Enforcement in the United States.” Both of these opportunities have given me a great advantage heading into my career.