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Ellen Conkey, '14

Ellen Conkey, '14Ellen Conkey, ’14, is a special education major from Cleveland Heights. She chose Muskingum because of the PLUS program: “They are one of the best tutoring centers in this part of the country and they have really helped me throughout my years at Muskingum.”

Ellen is a “typical” Muskie in that she is very involved in a number of campus organizations that are of interest to her, including Circle K International (a service club); her sorority, FAD; and the M.I.N.D. Tutoring/Mentoring program.                                                                                 

In addition to her membership in each of those organizations, Ellen serves in a leadership capacity within Circle K: “I am the Lieutenant Governor…, which means I keep in contact with Marietta College, Muskingum University, and Ohio University's Circle K Internationals…. I make sure each club is on track with everything and help answer…questions they may have….”

As a tutor and mentor, Ellen works with students in Zanesville that come from broken families. “This is my 3rd year working with these children and I have seen much progress with each student’s grades as well as themselves.”

For Ellen, as for many students, the relationships formed on campus are one of her favorite parts of her experience at Muskingum. “I have made some great friends here at Muskingum. I know that there are a handful of people here that are going to be my lifelong friends. Muskingum [also] has some wonderful staff members. I have not had one professor that I did not like. The ones that I have had for class are very intelligent and I learned a lot from each and every one of them!”