Student Success

Mary Grace Pollet ’17 ~ Student-Athlete Spotlight

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:00am

When Mary Grace Pollet began her college search, she started with a long wish list, beginning with location, liberal arts, and athletics. Pollet found all that she was looking for, and more, as an SHC Badger.

“Not only is the location prime—just an hour from the beach and 3 hours from home in Baton Rouge—but the campus is filled with beautiful landscaping and a wonderful student body,” says Pollet. “I came to play on the golf team, participate in the campus ministry, study the liberal arts education, and hopefully make a difference on the school’s student government.”

Juan F. Soto ’16 ~ Journalist, Leader, Volunteer

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:00pm

It took a journey of nearly two thousand miles for Juan Soto to discover that Spring Hill College was the place he was meant to pursue his dreams.

10 Tips for Success at The Hill ~ Jordan Truxillo '14

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:30pm

Baby Badgers!

Students, faculty, and staff are all so excited that you will be joining us on The Hill this year! I wanted to come up with a few tips to help get you through your years here at Spring Hill. I hope this helps!

Twarner Witherspoon ’14 ~ Star Scholar-Athlete

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:15pm

As a student-athlete on the Spring Hill College campus, Twarner Witherspoon ’14 has made a big impression, on and off the court. Witherspoon, a forward for the Lady Badgers basketball team, transferred in 2012 from Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Ala.

Though she had other scholarship offers from colleges around the Gulf Coast region, Witherspoon chose Spring Hill College because of the importance placed on academics. Dr. Jamie Franco-Zamudio, assistant professor of psychology at SHC, says that Witherspoon’s dedication to learning has always been evident.

Spotlight on Rhoda Pickett, MLA ’15

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:30am

After spending 22 years as a reporter for the Mobile Press-Register newspaper, Rhoda Pickett ’15 launched a solo career as a freelance writer. While the Hattiesburg, Miss. native stays busy working for clients throughout the Gulf Coast region, Pickett decided to return to school to broaden her education and round out her professional experience.

Pickett expects to graduate from Spring Hill College in May of 2015 with a Master of Liberal Arts degree with a literature concentration. She recently took a few moments from her schedule to talk about her graduate school experience.

Q & A with SHC Scholar-Athlete Tempey Hamilton '14

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:45pm

Would you please share your background with us?

I was born and raised in Mobile, AL. I attended Murphy High School. I was actually undecided about my major when I first enrolled at SHC; however, the social psychology portion of my introductory psychology class intrigued me and I decided to declare psychology as my major.

Would you briefly describe your current line of research or area of study?

Student Spotlight on Victoria Bridges '14

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:15pm

Would you please share your background with us?

I have been fortunate to call Mobile my hometown my entire life thus far. My freshman year at SHC I had originally planned to major in biology, however, after having a meeting with Dr. Jamie Franco-Zamudio, I was able to learn what all psychology had to offer me and I decided to change majors. I was fascinated at all the different areas of study psychology offers and how it can be applied to everyday life.

Mark Tenhundfeld ’15 ~ Courtroom to the Classroom

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:15am

After sending his younger son off to college to pursue a degree in music production, Mark Tenhundfeld decided that it was time for a career change of his own. After practicing as an attorney for 26 years, Tenhundfeld applied to graduate school in the division of teacher education at Spring Hill College.

“I was attracted to SHC for two main reasons,” says Tenhundfeld. “First, Spring Hill has a schedule of courses that makes it possible to earn a master’s degree while working full-time. Second, I have the utmost respect for the Jesuit tradition of academic rigor.”

Jon Host ’15 ~ Graduate Student, MLA Program

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:30am

As a busy healthcare professional, husband, and father to three sons, it took strong family support and precisely the right program for Jon Host to add “graduate student” to his list of responsibilities.

Host, director of decision support for Providence Hospital in Mobile, Ala., had been away from the education environment for 17 years, but found Spring Hill College’s Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) degree track to be the perfect fit for his return to higher education.

Four Pillars of Leadership: The Jesuit Way ~ Fareed Raja, MBA '11

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 9:45am

One of many advantages of attending a Jesuit school is that a lot of focus is put in cultivating the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. I attended one of the oldest Catholic Colleges in the U.S (Spring Hill College) for MBA studies. And a unique thing about majority of the curriculum was that I was taught to invest in people and give preference to 'sustainability' over 'quick money making'.

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