Mitchell Scholars | Fall 2017
Since 1999, the Abraham Mitchell Scholars Program has provided outstanding Mitchell College students the best business scholarship opportunity in the state of Alabama. This $50,000, four-year scholarship also provides students with leadership and citizenship development, professional mentorship, and international travel studies opportunities. Students are also given a laptop computer as part of the award. The 2017 class holds the distinction of being the highest academically-credentialed, most geographically-diverse Mitchell Scholarship class in the history of the program.
MARINA BLANKENSHIP, HUMAN RESOURCES
“Being awarded the Mitchell Scholarship has taken a huge weight off my parents’ backs and has added so much confidence to go into the future.”
Hometown: Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Unique Fact: Blakenship has a twin and they just separated for the first time in 18 years.
Aspirations after college: Be the head of human resources for the Walt Disney Company
Hobbies: Being with friends and staying busy.
LILA BRASILI, MARKETING
“The Mitchell Scholarship has impacted my life along with my family’s by giving me the opportunity to get my college education and become successful.”
Hometown: Florence, Alabama
Hobbies: Traveling and going to the gym
Aspirations after college: Own her own business
Why USA: I love the community feel of the college.
NATE CARR, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
“Being a recipient of the Mitchell Scholarship has given me the opportunity to pursue research and study abroad experience to become a US Ambassador.”
Hometown: Mobile, Alabama
Hobbies: Lifting, swimming
Aspirations after college: Becoming a US Ambassador
Why Business: I enjoy studying relationships and factors of economies
NICK DAILEY, MARKETING
“As a recipient of the Mitchell Scholarship, the course of my life and education has changed in ways that I cannot yet imagine.”
Hometown: Hunstville, Alabama
Hobbies: Fishing, screenwriting
Unique Fact: I have a near obsessive affinity for film.
Aspirations after college: Most likely attend graduate school and go into the marketing field
ANDREW HATAWAY, MARKETING/MANAGEMENT
“Being awarded the Mitchell Scholarship has alleviated the financial burden of college and allowed me to focus more on deciding what I want my future to be, as well as set me on the right path through internships and community service.”
Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama
Hobbies: Music, running, playing video games
Aspirations after college: Make a healthy living and own my own company
Why USA: I love the city of Mobile and USA campus as well as the personal attention given to students by faculty.
MADELINE MITCHELL, HUMAN RESOURCES
“Being awarded the Mitchell Scholarship has made my dreams of exploring a new place and making a new home come true.”
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Hobbies: Baking, kayaking, camping
Unique Fact: I really like marshmallows.
Aspirations after college: I would like to find a job that works closely with the community.
Why USA: The way the school focuses on life experience is something that makes me feel confident about the future.
PEYTON REGO, GENERAL BUSINESS
“Being a recipient of the Mitchell Scholarship has allowed me to be stress free for the financial aspect of college. It allows me to focus on my education and not have to worry about the money.”
Hometown: Hoover, Alabama
Hobbies: Basketball, piano, ultimate frisbee
Unique facts: I play four different instruments.
Aspirations after college: I want to be a college basketball coach.
Why USA: I really liked the environment of the campus. I was also impressed with all the modern technology.
KASEY WOODDARD, GENERAL BUSINESS
“Being awarded the Mitchell Scholarship offers a leg up in the business community and has given me more direction for a future in business.”
Hometown: Albany, Louisiana
Hobbies: Playing instruments (baritone, trumpet, guitar), learning
Unique Fact: I grew up on a farm.
Aspirations after college: Run a company, preferable oil/energy related
Why business: It is very broad and connects to many other subjects.