Student Success

Anna DeWine ’14 ~ Immersion trips, the Italy Center, & Getting Involved

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:15am

On a whirlwind tour of more than a dozen universities, Anna DeWine took only moments to decide that Spring Hill College was the perfect fit for the next four years of her life.

“When my father and I drove onto campus, I knew instantly that there was something different, and special, about this place,” says DeWine. “Right away I thought, ‘This is it.’”

The youngest of eight children, DeWine become only the second of her siblings to leave Ohio for college, and the first to attend SHC.

Taryn Nash ’14 ~ Standout Student-Athlete

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 4:00pm

Spring Hill College senior and volleyball star Taryn Nash lives by the motto of “Jump High, Hit ’em Hard.” The saying, which started as just a sports quote in Nash’s family, has come to mean much more than a metaphor for getting motivated and winning games.

“My grandfather would tell it to my mother before her games, and slowly the family started saying it to my sister and me before our games,” says Nash. “It’s really about being the best woman I can be. It’s about facing every challenge with the intent to rock it. And sometimes, that little bit of confidence is all you need.”

SHC Student Moot Court ~ Town of Greece v. Galloway

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 4:45pm

Spring Hill College students in Dr. Matthew Baugh’s Civil Liberties and Civil Rights course argued Town of Greece v. Galloway today in the Bedsole Conference Room of the Marnie and John Burke Memorial Library.

Greece v. Galloway is a case currently pending before the United States Supreme Court. The case asks whether beginning a town council meeting with a prayer violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.  

Sarah Voorhees ’15 ~ Educator in the Making

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 1:45pm

St. Louis native Sarah Voorhees has always loved working with kids. Since the 5th grade, the Spring Hill College senior has cared for children through hospital volunteer work, fundraising, and as a babysitter.

Voorhees, who at first considered studying occupational therapy in college, didn’t find her true calling until she enrolled at SHC.

SHC SWEETHEARTS ~ Ashley Adams '14 & Joseph Webster '13

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 2:45pm

Spring Hill College’s Joseph Webster ’13 calls it his “genius idea.” His sophomore year, Webster enrolled in a beginning Spanish class with the hopes of meeting a very special someone.

“I actually signed up for the harder Spanish class knowing that all the other sophomores would choose the easier class,” says Webster. “I figured that I would get mixed in with a lot of freshmen and maybe even find a girl. I’m happy to say that my plan worked!”

Webster’s fiancée, Ashley Adams ’14, recalls sitting in Professor Fabian Balmori’s class on the first day.

Chelsea Audibert ’13 ~ Italy Center Experience Leads to International Career

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 2:45pm

Since her May 2013 graduation, Chelsea Audibert ’13 hasn’t wasted a moment of time putting her international relations degree to proper use.

Alexis Esneault ’15: On Internships, Italy, and Integrity

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 2:30pm

Tenacity and determination best describe Spring Hill College junior Alexis Esneault, a philosophy major from Huntsville, Ala. Esneault, who also studies pre-law and political science, is following her dream of becoming a criminal defense attorney.

Light of the Village

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 1:00pm

Once a working crack house, and situated in a neighborhood fraught with crime, gangs, and poverty, Light of the Village school has survived and thrived for 12 years as a beacon of hope for many of Prichard, Ala.’s at-risk youth.

Najgee Gatson ’14: Athlete, Coach, and Leader

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:00am

After recommendations from his basketball coach, a French teacher, and the vice principal of Our Lady of Mercy High School in Fayetteville, Ga., Najgee Gatson knew he had to visit Spring Hill College. After making the trip, meeting students, and talking to faculty, Gatson knew that SHC was the right fit for his college career.

Severin Chambers ’14: Rugby Star Mentors Special-Needs Children

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 8:45am

Severin Chambers can most often be found scrumming on the rugby field, showing off Spring Hill College to prospective students, and leading campus events as president of Sigma Chi fraternity.

The psychology major from Boston, Mass., at first, hadn’t considered Spring Hill as a choice for college, but decided to stop on campus while visiting other schools in the Deep South. Chambers enjoyed his tour of SHC, but made his final decision about moving to Mobile, Ala., after receiving a phone call from Spring Hill’s president.

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