Junior Brooke Robbins will never forget how her life suddenly changed just after her high school graduation – and how it changed again for the better later that summer because of the generosity of Muskingum alumni.
“During my senior year of high school, I had committed to attend Muskingum, and was very excited about my athletic training major and opportunity to run track and field for the Muskies. On Memorial Day, May 27, 2019, a tornado hit the Dayton, Ohio area, bringing major devastation to my hometown of Celina. My family and I and our pets were safe, but our home was destroyed. I had to let the University know that I would not be coming in the fall.”
In July, Brooke received a call from her admission counselor with a financial aid package that would enable her to join the Class of 2023 after all. “I am so grateful to Muskingum and the alumni who made this scholarship possible. I am a Muskie only because of their support.”
“I love everything about Muskingum,” Brooke says. “I have a close connection with my professors and the students in my major cohort. A key reason I chose the University was because of its size and the professor-to-student-ratio.”
Brooke is active in campus life and particularly enjoys the many Muskingum Programming Board (MPB) and Outdoor Initiative opportunities. She is currently the Vice President of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the junior and senior honorary society, and was also inducted into Lambda Sigma, the sophomore honorary society.
She is a Theta Phi Alpha, where she serves as a new member educator. “I love passing on the values and history of our group, Greek Life, and Muskingum to others.”
“I am so thankful to be part of the Muskingum community. I truly would not be here without the alumni who give back to help others. They have made a tremendous difference in my life.”