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Past student bloggers

Evan, a 2012 graduate, was a senior History major from Reading, Ohio. As a busy Muskingum student, Evan was involved in the Muskingum University concert choir and WMCO – 90.7 The Orbit, the campus radio station.

Nick is a 2011 graduate who majored in Business and Digital Media Design. He hails from Hilliard, Ohio, where he attended Hilliard Darby High School. On campus, Nick stayed busy with his involvement in WMCO and College Republicans.

Raychelle is a 2010 graduate originally from Hebron, Ohio, where she attended Lakewood High School. She majored in Business and Communications. As a student, Raychelle was active in a variety of campus activities, including serving as one of the cheerleading squad’s captains and service chair for her sorority.

Jendy, a 2013 graduate, came to Muskingum University from Gahanna Lincoln High School. Jendy is double-majoring in molecular biology and chemistry, with a minor in Spanish. She hopes to attend medical school and study to become an ER doctor.

Kiley is 2011 graduated who majored in Speech Communication and English with a minor in Psychology. Kiley is originally from Poland, Ohio. As a student, Kiley loved “the small, fairly safe and friendly campus.” She “was actually first drawn to the name, as I had never heard of it before and it just sounded like a place I’d like to attend college.”

Heather is another 2010 graduate who studied English and French as a student as Muskingum. On campus, Heather stayed busy as the Special Sections Editor of the campus newspaper, The Black and Magenta and as a member of the French club.

Weifan was an international student from Lanzhou, China who is majoring in both Psychology and Economics. Weifan is involved within a number of Chinese clubs on Muskingum’s campus. He will graduate in May 2014.

Max was a business major from Indianapolis, IN. He also earned minors in Economics, History, and Religion. Max was the president of Muskingum’s Business Club and was also involved in the Frisbee Club and the Black Student Union. Max graduated in May 2013.

Kaitlyn, a 2013 graduate, majored in Journalism and English with a Media Studies minor. Kaitlyn was the Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor for the Black & Magenta (Muskingum University’s newspaper), President of the Society for Collegiate Journalists, Sigma Tau Delta member, and a First Circle editor.

Jazmine, a 2014 graduate from Canton, Ohio, chose Muskingum because of the small class sizes and the financial aid she received. She was involved in Alpha Sigma Alpha, a sorority; the Nursing Student Organization, and Psi Chi, the psychology honorary.

Jose, a student from Phoenix, Arizona, chose Muskingum because “it felt more homey and friendly than Arizona State University in Tempe and University of Arizona in Tucson.” Jose was involved with Spanish Club and also worked as a reporter for Orbit News Media, as well as writing for the Black and Magenta. He is also a part of the Residence Hall Association. Jose blogged during his freshman year, 2013-14.

Paige, a 2014 graduate from Jerusalem, Ohio chose Muskingum because it allowed her to stay close to home while finishing her bachelor’s degree. Paige was President of the Muskingum Anime Group, Secretary of the Muskie Bronies, a staff writer from the Black & Magenta, and a member of the Creative Writing and Game clubs.

Ali, of Columbus, Ohio, felt a strong connection to Muskingum when she was exploring colleges her senior year. “There is something about ‘The Long Magenta Line’ everyone talks about that makes people want to be a part of it. Muskingum University is different than the other schools I looked at. It is a personal college and  everyone is very much connected not only to one another, but to the community as well.” Ali was Vice President of her sorority, Chi Alpha Nu, and worked at the Muskingum University Library.

Kelsey, a 2014 graduate from McConnelsville, Ohio, double majored in Digital Media Design and English and minored in history and psychology. She worked as the Special Sections Editor and Copy Editor for the Black & Magenta (Muskingum University’s newspaper), and was a member of the Society for Collegiate Journalists. She was also a member of the ASA sorority on campus and served as the secretary of the chapter.

Zhen was a senior exchange student from Lanzhou University in China during the 2013-14 academic year. She chose to attend Muskingum in order to experience a totally different educational model. In her home university, Zhen worked as an RA during her junior year. Zhen was a member of the Chinese Club and worked as a general hand for the theater.

Kayla, a 2014 graduate, is from Wakeman, Ohio, a very small town outside of Cleveland. She chose Muskingum “because I came from a small town and a small school much like Muskingum, and I felt comfortable here.” Kayla was a member of the Theta Phi Alpha sorority and worked at Computer and Network Services. She was also a social science division student assistant.

Liberty, who came to Muskingum from Zanesville, Ohio, was an art major. She chose Muskingum for the small town environment, where “it’s very easy to get to know other Muskies and make lots of friends, which is not always possible at large schools!” She was a member of FAD, secretary of the art club and participated in CRU.

Min, a four-year international student from China, majored in early childhood education. She served as an orientation leader and the emcee for the International Dinner.

Elyssa, ’15, majored in music education. At Muskingum, Elyssa served as the president of the Concert Choir and the women’s music honorary, Sigma Alpha Iota. She was also involved in Chamber Singers and the theatre department.

Ashley, ’15, studied biology with the intention to continue to graduate school for physical therapy. She chose Muskingum University to become her “home away from home” because she “was recruited here by the legendary Donna Newberry to play softball.” After two visits, Ashley knew Muskingum was going to be the right fit academically and athletically.

Devin chose Muskingum because she wanted a school with an intellectually-fueled environment that still provided resources in a variety of areas – tutoring, financial aid, and plenty of student organizations. Devin was involved in a number of campus organizations: American Chemical Society, Creative Writing Club, Equality Alliance and the American Association of University Women.

Noelle, ’16, was an English major whose favorite Muskie memory was Welcome Weekend 2014. She chose Muskingum because of it’s friendly atmosphere and the positive learning environment.

Connor, ’16, studied Environmental Science. The Chagrin Falls student was elected Homecoming King his junior year. He was also a campus tour guide, which he enjoyed because it gave him the chance to share his positive campus experiences with visitors. Connor chose Muskingum because “I wanted a place I could grow into a different person then what I was in high school and the community [at Muskingum] seemed like the best to be able to do that.”




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