Student Success

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'.

SHC Student-Athlete Award Winners Announced

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:00am

The Spring Hill College Department of Athletics has announced the winners of its nine highest student-athlete awards for the 2013-2014 academic year with Brian Sims of Mobile and Taryn Nash from Independence, Mo., winning the Senior Athletes of the Year awards in recognition of their outstanding four-year careers. Taylor Eads of Slidell, La., was named the Male Athlete of the Year for his performance on the baseball diamond this season while Nash and softball pitcher Caroline Sagrera (shown in photo) from Baton Rouge, La., shared the Female Athletes of the Year honor.

Sami Maurer '15 ~ Graphic Designer, Student Athlete & Entrepreneur

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 9:30am

Spring Hill College’s Sami Maurer isn’t waiting until graduation to capitalize on her graphic design, marketing, and business management skills.

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