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Chelsea Newill, '15

Chelsea Newill, '15Chelsea Newill, a sophomore history and English major from Alliance, Ohio, chose Muskingum primarily because of the small class sizes. “I felt…I would be able to really develop relationships with people here.”

Chelsea stays active on campus serving as a Resident Assistant (RA) in Kelley Hall and the president of Circle K International, a community service club on campus. She is also a member of FAD, a sorority on campus.

Her expectations for a close-knit community on campus were exceeded, first when she became an RA and then when she joined her sorority. “I found groups of people that I really fit in with and could confide in, which has been wonderful.”

Chelsea has also been impressed by “the caliber of educators in the history and English departments.”

Chelsea’s advice to seniors in search of a college is to “stay overnight with a college student, go to class with them for a day, and get a feel for what the college life is like so it’s not as much of a shock when [you] make the transition from high school to college. Talk to…students and get an idea of what their work load is like, how much time should be devoted to studying, etc.”