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Amanda "UB" Unklesbay, '08

Amanda Unklesbay, '08Amanda “UB” Unklesbay, ’08, teaches high school math in Ahoskie, North Carolina, where she is also the head softball coach, a Student Government Advisor and a volunteer with Special Olympics. She has been teaching in North Carolina since her graduation from Muskingum.

UB speaks enthusiastically of her experiences on campus: “Muskingum played a huge part in directing my life to what it is now! The first thing that Muskingum did for me is to help me figure out that I wanted to coach softball in some capacity. Playing under and student coaching under the late Donna J. Newberry was just the beginning! She taught me so much about the game of softball, but most importantly [about] life, that I wanted to pass on to future generations! 

“The second thing Muskingum did for me was help me determine what I wanted to do with my life! I started taking math classes and loved them and the professors that taught them!” Unklesbay’s math professors encouraged her to explore a career in education, which she did. After spending some time in a local classroom during her assigned field experience, she knew she wanted to teach.

“The last thing Muskingum did for me [was] give me a great circle of friends that I still keep in contact with and see whenever I can even though we live in different parts of the country. Muskingum help make me into the person I am today…and I am grateful for the time I had there!”