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Brock Yackey, '15

Brock Yackey, '15For Brock Yackey, ’15, you could say that magenta is in his blood. A North Carolina native, Brock is the 11th member of his family to attend Muskingum!

When Brock was making his college decision, he also appreciated the small school atmosphere that Muskingum provides. “I knew that I would be able to have a closer relationship with my teachers and classmates than I would at a big school,” Brock explains.

Brock is one student taking full advantage of all that Muskingum has to offer. He plays for the men’s soccer team, and wrestled during his freshman year. He is also a member of Ulster Fraternity and an employee in the Alumni Office.

Brock joined Ulster during his freshman year; he was the youngest member of his pledge class and, at the time, the youngest member in Ulster’s history. As part of Ulster, Brock and his fraternity brothers participate in community service projects. They recently helped to run games at the Pike Elementary School carnival.

Brock speaks candidly about his positive experience with the PLUS Program, which serves students with learning differences. He is thankful that, along with his hard work, the staff in the PLUS Program have helped him make the Dean’s List for three semesters running.

Brock advises students searching for a college to “find a college that you like, not one all your friends are going to. I would also tell them to take a risk and be willing to expand themselves to be able to accept anything that happens in life.”