Author: Mosaic Staff

#HumansOfHonors – Macy McCollister

“One of my favorite things about my experience this far at The University of Alabama is the opportunity to become involved in student organizations like The Well which has allowed me gain perspective outside of campus. Service at Kids Club Mckenzie Court has shown me the importance of being aware to the needs in our community and striving to give back in whatever way possible.” Macy is a junior from Muscle Shoals, Alabama studying...

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#HumansOfHonors – Laura Rubisch

“I love the Honors College because it challenges me in my education and opens my eyes to new perspectives. Freshman year I had to retake a few classes that I took in high school, and the honors college gave the chance to take classes more tailored to my field of study, which really helped me down the road. Plus, the perks of being an honors student (like early registration) don’t hurt!” Laura Rubisch is a senior majoring in architectural engineering and civil...

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#HumansOfHumans – Maggie Caplice

“As an out-of-state freshman from Chicago, Illinois, I have already had so many opportunities through the Honors College and my sorority to meet new people and become more involved. This past weekend, I was in the homecoming parade with my sorority, and even though I had to wake up super early and walk four miles, I had the best time with my new friends (we also won homecoming so that makes it even better!)” Maggie is a freshman from Chicago, studying civil...

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#HumansOfHonors – Madeline Salathe

“The hardest part about being a student-athlete is time management. Like every student, i have to do homework for hours outside of class, but i have the added stress of practice and workouts. We have practice 3-4 days a week and have 5am workouts twice a week. I joined Honors College after my freshman year classes and I feel like I have been more  interested during class because the faculty is all so impressive and so engaging.” Madeline Salathe is a sophomore operations management...

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#HumansOfHonors – Steve Thouvenot

“In April I had the opportunity to participate in a camping trip on Mount Cheaha. It was hosted by the Outdoor Adventure Club and it was a great first camping experience for me. We hiked for around four hours and I was astonished by how amazing it looked when we got to the top of the mountain. The farther we hiked the more I noticed the lack of society. Our phones didn’t work and I was away from technology for the longest period of time in my life. I think everyone should have an opportunity to do something like this because I got to reflect on myself and now I have a totally new outlook on what to appreciate in life.” Steve is a sophomore from St. Louis, in the college of...

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#HumansOfHonors – Nick Rinaldi

  “When I was 16 I moved from upstate New York to North Carolina. It was really hard leaving my friends, family, and memories behind but I was also excited for a new adventure. When I came to this school, it felt like a new home to me. I’ve made many friends through the Honors College and try to get involved in as much as I can. I’m an Accounting major in the PreMed program here and am looking to go to medical school after UA, but Roll Tide forever”. Nick Rinaldi is a sophomore accounting...

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#HumansOfHonors – Madalyn Goff

“My first semester on campus freshman year, I was involved in UH 100, Honors Year One. The class was split into small groups and we were all assigned a mentor that we met with once a week. Our groups would have small tasks to preform or be assigned something on campus to participate in, and it really helped me step out of my comfort zone at The University and realize how many opportunities to get involved there are. I would recommend the course to any freshman coming to The University who is looking for tips to make the transition to such a big school a little bit easier!” Madalynn Goff is a sophomore from Birmingham, Alabama studying...

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#HumansOfHonors – Ben Greenberg

“I took a politics, lobbying, and ethics class. We talked about different forms of ethical problems and scandals that occur in the political processes, especially in small town governments. We had multiple state legislators come and talk to us about all three parts: politics, lobby and ethics. I also took the class as the Governor Bentley trial was happening, so the entire class was useful, relative, and important for what was going on. The Honors College offers incredible classes such as these that help broaden our knowledge beyond just our major.” Ben Greenberg is a junior majoring in Accounting on the pre-med track from Memphis,...

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