Nicholas Trout

Student testimonials_University of Mary_Nicolas Trout

University of Mary
Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business communications and a minor in Catholic studies in May 2013

When Nicholas Trout was applying to colleges, he wanted to attend a school that would help him growth both intellectually and spiritually. He found it in the University of Mary. Now a graduating senior, Trouth recommends the school to other students like him looking for a genuine growth experience.

Question: Why did you decide to attend the University of Mary? Was it important for you to attend a Catholic university?

Trout: “I decided to go to the University of Mary because it seemed like a solid Catholic college, had good programs in my interest, and was very affordable. Going to a Catholic college was important to me. I wanted a college where I could grow intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, socially, etc. The University of Mary has met all of those goals for me.”

Question: What are some of the best learning experiences you’ve had as a student at U-Mary?

Trout: “One of the best learning experiences I had at the University of Mary was the mock business dinner organized by Kevin Allan. I learned many social norms for business dinner settings. I also learned a lot of big-picture knowledge in my Catholic studies classes.”

Question: What are some non-academic experiences you’ve been able to pursue?

Trout: “I’ve participated in Campus Ministry, Circle K, been an RA, a student ambassador, sat on the URead committee, and done a number of other non-academic committees at the University of Mary. These groups have been great for widening my social circle and giving me a venue to contribute back to the University.”

Question: Would you recommend U-Mary to prospective students? If so, why?

Trout: “I would recommend the University of Mary for any students who are ready for a genuine growth experience and who are willing to put aside selfishness in order to better serve the world. U-Mary can be one of the most challenging and rewarding organizations a person is a part of if they are willing to open their eyes and reach out to all that is happening around them.”