Student Success

Passion for Journalism: Emily Hill ’14

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 1:45pm

Pensacola Catholic High School grad Emily Hill says she was initially drawn to Spring Hill for the school’s great reputation and stellar biology and nursing programs, but after spending less than a month immersed in science classes, the Robertsdale, Ala., freshman decided that she needed to re-evaluate her career plans, and quickly.

Lindsey Frechou ’14: Journalist of Faith

Mon, 07/29/2013 - 3:15pm

Since career day in the fourth grade, Lindsey Frechou knew she wanted to be a writer for a Catholic newspaper. This summer, the Spring Hill senior is realizing her dream.

After years of applying for an internship with the Clarion Herald, which represents the Archdiocese of New Orleans, the English and journalism major was chosen from many students across the country to work as a 2013 young adult columnist.

Outfield to Occupational Therapy: Katelyn Hinson '13 Forges a New Path

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 11:00am

Whether it’s playing left, right, or center field for the Spring Hill College softball team, Katelyn Hinson is well known for adapting to a challenge and getting the job done. Proof of that is easy to find. Hinson helped lead the Lady Badgers to their first-ever national championship appearance before her graduation in May 2013.

Tutoring in Thailand: Jessica Richardson '13 Goes the Distance

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 1:45pm

How far would you go to make a difference in the lives of others? This summer, Spring Hill College psychology major Jessica Richardson traveled 18,000 miles to complete her most recent service project.

The senior stand-out is back from a three-week trip to Thailand, coordinated through the nation’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). As a member of Spring Hill’s ROTC program, run in conjunction with the University of South Alabama, Richardson was selected from applicants all over the country to work with students at one of the country’s top military academies.

Spring Hill Sweethearts: Jennifer Moore '13 and Cody Welliver '13

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 4:15pm

Recent Spring Hill graduates Jennifer Moore and Cody Welliver are writing the next chapter of their storybook romance.

Both from Mandeville, La., Moore and Welliver began dating in the 10th grade at while Jennifer attended Dominican High School and Cody went to St. Paul’s in New Orleans. After spending the last four years as Spring Hill Badgers, the dynamic duo is off to graduate school in August.

Elizabeth Neal '14: A Force to Be Reckoned With

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 2:15pm

Accolades abound for Spring Hill rising senior Elizabeth Neal. The 4.0 GPA student is a trail-blazer and go-getter, having secured internships with a Fortune 500 company, a European powerhouse, and a $15.4 billion company since the summer before her junior year.

A business administration major from Montegut, La., Neal says that her professors and advisors at Spring Hill were invaluable in offering encouragement and support to network with professionals in the community and secure valuable internship training.

Spring Hill “Shining Star” Carolina Dominguez '13 to Serve in Belize

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 2:15pm

Spring Hill graduate Carolina Dominguez is preparing for the greatest challenge of her life. This July, Dominguez leaves family, friends, and all of the comforts of home in Miami, Fla., for a two-year commitment in Belize with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, or JVC.

For Dominguez, a dynamic psychology major who served as 2013 graduation senior class orator, the JVC was a natural fit. “My calling to give back was stronger than my desire to start a career or begin my graduate studies,” she says. “It was in my heart that I needed to do a service project first.”

Konstantin Wertelecki '13: Cambridge-Bound Badger

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 11:15am

Brand-new alumnus Konstantin Wertelecki is taking his Spring Hill education global. Instead of basking at the beach this summer or catching up on the latest movies, Wertelecki is packing a few suitcases for his next big adventure—a year in England.

The 2013 summa cum laude graduate was born in San Diego, Calif., spent vacations with his family in France, and heads off this September to begin graduate work at the University of Cambridge, just an hour north of London.

Emmett Duffy ’81 wins international award in marine biology

Thu, 11/10/2011 - 2:15pm

Emmett Duffy, who graduated with a B.S. in biology from Spring Hill College in 1981, was recently honored with the inaugural Kobe Award for his achievements in marine science.

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