Alumni Corner – Kellie Longworth

Kellie Longworth Kellie Longworth attended Miami Middletown from 2010-2012 then transferred and graduated this May from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. She was a student employee for Miami Middletown's Office of Admission, a Student Orientation Coordinator, a Campus Ambassador, the Vice President of Miami Middletown Student Government and Secretary of Campus Activities Board.

1. What do you do for a living?

I recently just accepted a position with a company called Cold River Records in Nashville, where I am a Regional Radio Promoter for the label.

2. Who was your favorite professor?

This is a very tough question, because I had so many great professors at Miami. But I am going to say that this person was someone that I really enjoyed getting to know as a person, and I enjoyed taking a couple of his classes as well. He always looked out for his students and never gave up on them. I was never the best at accounting, but this professor always pushed me to want to study more and really understand the material. Chris Metcalf, I would consider a great mentor because he has always helped me out, when I needed to talk during office hours or whenever. Just an overall nice guy and I am pretty sure he lives in his office, because he is always at Miami over the required hours! So the dedication that he has for his students is truly there!

3. What experiences at MUM helped you get to where you are today?

I would have to say one word "involvement." I was very involved in the Miami University Middletown's organizations on campus. I was very blessed to be given the opportunities to have served certain roles in these organizations. I believe by being actively involved, it helped shape me as a person. By being part of an organization it taught me leadership and helped me improve so many skills that are important for people to have in any work field. It is also how I got to meet and become friends with so many great people. I learned so much from my peers, and by being involved and engaged with other people, it helped me become a better-rounded person.

4. What was your favorite class?

I would have to say that my favorite class at Miami would have to be my calculus class. Now I know some may think, why calculus? Well not only do I love math, but that class was where I met a lot of my great friends that I have today. The class was challenging, but I think that is why I liked it. And the class atmosphere was just an overall, fun environment.

5. What is your favorite memory about Miami Middletown?

I have so many great memories that I have of Miami, but my favorite of all, is all the people that I got to meet and become really great friends with. Those lasting relationships are what truly mean the most to me because I can be gone for months, just stop in to say hi to people, and everyone still greets me with their wonderful, smiling faces. I would not have met and gotten to know the people that I did, if I had not gone there. I am truly blessed to say that my experience at Miami was amazing and I like to thank everyone who helped make it an enjoyable journey.

6. What would people be surprised to know about you?

I think people would be surprised to know that I love country music! Okay, maybe they wouldn't be too surprised about that, but my passion and dreams have sent me toward work in the music industry. Maybe people would be surprised to know that I was very honored to work at the Country Music Association Awards both in 2012 and 2013, as well as the Country Music Association Music Festival in 2013 and 2014. Those experiences are definitely ones that I have to thank the good Lord for because I am truly blessed to have been able to live in those moments!

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