Ciara McIntyre is a Senior from Dixon Mills, Alabama. During her time at UWA, she has been involved with academic honors such:Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi (Sigma Psi) Honor Society, Blue Key National Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society, Cardinal Key National Honor Society and was voted Vice-President for the upcoming year, A UWA Trustee’s Scholarship recipient, India Shields Scholarship recipient; American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Recipient. McIntyre works at the Fitness Center front and is a lifeguard at the universities’ pool. She also teachers exercise classes at the SUB which include; spin, RIP+cardio, hardCORE, and yoga. McIntyre is a member of the LEAD – Livingston Early Alumni Development – Secretary/Treasurer; Exercise Science Club – Treasurer.Ciara McIntyre holds the 2014 Miss Paragon title.

Get involved with different activities and organizations on campus. Being active on campus makes it easier to make new friends and really get the full college experience. You should have fun while you are in college, but it is also a place for you to become a responsible person because for the most of you this will be the first time you have had complete freedom. One of the main advices that I would give is to make sure you go into a major that you love and are interested in do not go into something just for the money. Remember this is what you will do for the rest of your life so you want to love your job and not dread going to work everyday.

From Meridian, Mississippi, Paige Ip is a junior and is majoring in pre-med.Ip is a member of the Blue key Honor society, Tri Beta Honor Society. During her time as a tiger, she has won Miss Paragon (2013), Miss UWA (2013/2014) and is a member of the SGA organization.

Make sure to make the most of your time here. Whether your focus is your grades or the experience, you’ll never get to experience these four years again so make memories, make friends, and have fun.

Kaleigh Henders is a senior majoring in Mathematics with a minor in management. She is a high school graduate from Pickens Academy in Carrollton, AL. Her campus involvement includes cheerleading, RA for housing, Campus Activities Board, and Phi Mu. Leadership positions include President of CAB for 2 years, Membership Director and President of Phi Mu. Henders is a member of the Blue Key, Cardinal Key, Alpha Chi, Order of Omega, Phi Eta Sigma, and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Societies.

Take advantage of every opportunity given. Be involved on campus and have pride for your university

Caleb Walters is a 2014 graduate with a degree of bachelors sciences in Integrated Marketing Communications.Walter’s campus involvement includes: student Government Association, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, American Marketing Association, Studio 96 anchor of two years, muse writer , Livingston Early Alumni Development (LEAD), Blue Key, Cardinal Key, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Chi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Order of Omega

Advice to freshman: Go for it. It’s really easy at UWA to go to class and go back to your dorm and do nothing. That’s not what college is about. Sure, you always need to go to class and dedicate time to studying and schoolwork, but there’s so much more to our campus than that. Whether it means getting involved in extracurricular activities like greek life or intramural sports, or just putting yourself out there and enjoying the natural beauty of Lake LU and the nature trails, go for it. Now is the time you start making the decisions that will change your life, so don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do something.

From Hammilton, Al, Alexander Franks is a junior majoring in sports management
Franks is a member of UWA’s football team and is an resident assistant.

Advice: College is what you make it. Get out of your room, make new friends and participate in school activities. If you have pride in your school and get involved I assure you’ll have a better over all experience.

From Tuscaloosa Al, Josh Moore is a senior majoring in biology (comprehensive medical) and plans to go to medical school for orthopedic surgery. Moore is a member and president of Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-health organization,member and president of Tri-beta biological honor society,member of Blue key, Phi Kappa Phi, and has a trustees scholarship, along with alumni scholarship.He is a senior with a 4.0 GPA, and has taken up to 21 credit hours in one semester and maintained all a’s throughout his college experience.

Advice for freshman:First and foremost stay balanced obtain adequate rest, exercise, diet, and social life. Stay away from the party scene until you truly understand your goals and where you want to go in life. Study hard, and have an ultimate goal set, and work to achieve this goal. Set priorities and boundaries for yourself. Strong work-ethic will eventually outweigh raw intelligence, so develop skills that implement hard-work. Do not let anyone say you cannot do something, the majority of the time this is not the case. If you can instill these principals into you college experience, there is no reason success will not occur. Lastly, really take the time to get to know your professors.

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