Where Exceptional Begins

Ashley Sams '15

Hometown: Alliance, OH

Major: Marketing, Human Resource Management and Spanish

Interests: Traveling, photography, crafting, volunteering, blogging, reading and all things technology

Hey everyone, I’m Ashley. I am a senior at the University of Mount Union, studying marketing, human resource management and Spanish. I am a member of the women’s soccer team (Go Raiders!) and I work at the Alliance Country Club as a waitress, at the fitness center and in the Office of Marketing at Mount Union. I spent my spring semester of my junior year studying abroad in San Sebastian, Spain. Some things I enjoy are traveling, photography, crafting, volunteering, blogging, reading and all things involving technology!

I was born and raised in Alliance, Ohio — home of the state flower, the carnation. I have an amazing, loving and extremely supporting family. I’m also a strong believer in the power of live music. I’m convinced spending some time in nature will cure just about anything. Oh, and coffee is amazing.


Posts from Ashley Sams:


Mount Union Through Our Eyes

Posted on October 9th, by Ashley Sams in Uncategorized. Comments Off

Would YOU like to takeover the UMU Instagram account?!

As a marketing student with a passion for social media, it is with great pleasure that I announce Mount Union’s second Instagram account – @LifeofaRaider! I have long thought about a …


5 Ways To Be a Better Traveler

Posted on April 11th, by Ashley Sams in Uncategorized. No Comments

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A few weeks ago, I embarked on my first solo journey to Italy to meet my mom, and it gave me the most incredible sense of empowerment. Granted it was only a bus ride, two flights and an overnight in …


T-Minus 9 Hours

Posted on January 6th, by Ashley Sams in Uncategorized. Comments Off

…Until I ascend into the air on the first flight leg of my journey to Spain. I am taking the group flight from Chicago to Madrid (with a layover in London) but I have to get to Chicago. Which I …