Renita Mills-King

Renita Mills-King

Renita Mills-King


About Renita

Where did you go to high school?

Being from a military family, I attended three high schools. The first was Ansbach American High School in Ansbach, Germany. The next was Tuscaloosa County High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Finally, my graduating high school was E.E. Smith High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

What is the best advice you can give to a high school student?

Begin your search for scholarships early (sophomore or junior year); free money is truly terrific! There are many great websites you can visit to help you determine scholarship opportunities. For example, think about where you may want to work when completing college and search that company’s website. Don’t bypass $50 and $100 scholarships, as those will add up quickly. Quite often, you may win the scholarship by default, due to the fact, no one else applied.

One last word of advice, be sure to remove your “American blinders” when seeking employment opportunities after graduating college. The world is your oyster. If you only speak English, don’t let that deter you from traversing this great planet of ours. There are over 50 countries where English is the primary or official language. The United States has 16 territories, mostly in tropical areas that need people to work in various fields. Therefore, you can work and live in paradise at the same time!

When you were a student, what were some of your favorite things about UAH?

I enjoyed the politeness of the faculty and staff members. Moreover, the campus is quite diverse and most people show that they truly care about the well-being of others.