Ford Mozingo graduated from Montgomery Academy several years ago and was well prepared to take the next steps in life. The former MA football player headed west to Tuscaloosa to attend the University of Alabama. The incoming college senior has been successful, to say the least.
Mozingo was inducted into the Mortar Board honor society at the University on April 10. The Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for superior achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. The University of Alabama's Hypatia Chapter is one of the oldest chapters in the nation. Only a select few students on each campus are invited to join this esteemed Society. Mortar Board members are presented with the opportunity to join a diverse group of students from vastly different disciplines and interests.
On the same day Mozingo was inducted into the University’s Blue Key Honor Society. The Blue Key Honor Society is a premier honor society that recognizes college students for balanced and all-around excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.
Prior to those inductions the Phi Gamma Delta member was recognized for making significant leadership contributions to the campus, community, state, and nation in areas of social and cultural progress by the Elliott Society. The society is named in honor of the late Carl Atwood Elliott, a former University of Alabama SGA President, who later became an Alabama congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives. He based his political principles on assistance to the needy, racial tolerance, and better educational opportunities to all. His works in Congress especially focused on education.
Mozingo, who plans to attend law school upon graduation, believes that work ethic is the key to success in college. “It takes a strong work ethic. It is the biggest component to success. If one is going to be a well-balanced individual a strong work ethic is required, plus it can certainly make up for individual weaknesses,” Mozingo explained.
Success is easier to attain when one can identify the obstacles, which often lie within one’s self. Regarding difficulties in college Mozingo said, “You are required to be your own parent. You are the one that makes sure you are responsible. It can be difficult on anyone to balance college life. Going to college is your first taste of being an adult.”
Ford Mozingo is the son of Cathy and Flynn Mozingo of Montgomery.