For senior Demeisha Ransom, attending Muskingum has been a life-changing experience.
“When I was a senior in high school in Columbus, Ohio, I was recruited to Muskingum to run cross-country and compete in track and field,” Demeisha recalls. “The best advice I received about choosing a college was to look for a place where people would get to know me and be willing to help me when I needed it. That has absolutely been true of Muskingum!”
“I love that I have met and become friends with so many new people, especially students from different states and backgrounds from mine. My professors, coaches, advisors, and friends have all supported and motivated me throughout my time here. It is great being on campus and in the town of New Concord where it feels like everyone knows you and wants the best for you.”
“I would not have been able to attend Muskingum without the scholarships I have received, and I am so grateful to the alumni for the financial support they provide to the University.”
“It also means a lot that so many alumni are willing to meet and talk with students. Having a chance to get to know the cross-country alumni who come back and run with us, as well as other alumni who have come to visit campus, has also been a great source of support for me.”
“Soon, I will be one of those alumni, and I will be coming back to help! I am thankful for the help I received and excited that I will now be able to give back and help others.”
Demeisha will graduate in December of 2021, with a major in Digital Media Design and a minor in Art, and she plans to become a graphic designer. In addition to being a student-athlete on the cross-country and track and field teams, she is an active member of the Black Student Union and Sisters of Hue.