Student Success

Ryan Sanchez ‘15 ~ Learning, Faith, Justice, & Service

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:45am

As Spring Hill College senior Ryan Sanchez can attest, the journey through a pre-med program is not an easy one. It’s a rigorous four years filled with studying, late nights, stress, and some sleep deprivation. According to Sanchez, though, it has also been one of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences of his life.

Hannah Gassie ’15 ~ Science, Scholarship, & Surgery

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 7:30am

An invitation for Spring Hill College’s Science Day first piqued Hannah Gassie’s interest in pursuing her undergraduate degree in Mobile, Ala. The St. Joseph’s Academy senior from Baton Rouge, La., knew very little about SHC until she arrived on campus, but was pleasantly surprised to discover the genuine sense of community exuded by faculty, staff, and students.

Matthew Keller ’15 ~ A Leader in Service to Others

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 2:00pm

There is no doubt that senior Matthew Keller ’15 embodies the Spring Hill College mission of “Forming leaders engaged in learning, faith, justice, and service for life.” Keller volunteers at Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity builds, and Coastal Clean Up while holding leadership positions in five campus organizations, including the SHC Student Government Association, Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit honor society, Sigma Chi fraternity, and the American Medical Student Association. 

SHC Students Head to Medical School

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:15am

Three Spring Hill College seniors are headed to St. Louis University (SLU) Medical School in the fall of 2015, with two more SHC students to follow in 2016. 

Hannah Gassie (Baton Rouge, La.), Matt Keller (Brentwood, Tenn.), and Ryan Sanchez (Clinton, La.) are entering the SLU program next summer, with SHC juniors Ian Garrison  and Mark Mullen joining them the subsequent year.

The five students were accepted into the very competitive SLU scholars program during the spring of their senior year of high school.

Tony Nalovic ’02 ~ Sea Turtles, Sharks, & SHC

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 9:00am

Tony Nalovic’s passion for marine biology has taken him all over the world—across the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, to Virginia, Washington, D.C., and South America.

A native of Cayenne, French Guiana, Nalovic later attended high school in New Orleans Louisiana. Set on studying marine biology upon graduation, Nalovic discovered the program at Spring Hill College, just two hours away from home.

SHC Students “Talk Chemistry” with Mobile Kids

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 1:00pm

This past Saturday, students in Dr. Carolyn Simmons’ LEAP program (Learning, Engagement & Awareness, and Personal Growth) held a hands-on workshop at the Optimist Boys & Girls Club, a division of the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama, Inc.

Seventeen SHC LEAP freshman and 2 chemistry major teaching assistants participated in the day, along with 24 kids from the Boys & Girls Club.  The children were divided into groups of 6, and rotated through 4 activities.​

Brian Schmitt ’17 ~ Politics, Psychology, & Criminal Profiling

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 9:15am

Three things convinced Brian Schmitt that Spring Hill was the right fit for his college education: outgoing students, personal attention from faculty, and the perfect major.

“From the first time I walked on campus, I felt comfortable here,” says Schmitt. “It reminded me of my high school, St. Paul’s School in Covington, La., in the sense that I felt welcomed by every person I met on campus.”

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.

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