Academic Advisement Center

524 West 59th Street
New York, N.Y. 10019
Suite L.73


M/TH 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
T/W     9:00 AM – 7:00 PM* 
F 9 AM - 1:00 PM
*Late night hours are only offered during Fall & Spring Semester

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My name is Kyle Murray and I am majoring in Criminal Justice BS, with a minor in dispute resolution. I am currently junior here at John Jay. I chose John Jay for its respected Criminal Justice program and plan on using my degree to become a police officer.

An activity that I have been training for and that I recently completed is the Tough Mudder. Tough Mudder events are 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. This event has raised over 3 million dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project, helping those veterans who have been wounded and their families pay medical bills, and take some of the financial burden off of them. I went in thinking that this was going to be just a race; it was much more than that. The Tough Mudder is not just an event; it is a way of thinking. After finishing you will have a sense of accomplishment, and discover a camaraderie between fellow mudders that is to rare these days. The Tough Mudder is built around the concept of overcoming fears, strength, stamina, and most importantly camaraderie. The Mudder states that in order “to get through mud, fire, ice-water, and 10,000 volts of electricity you’ll need teammates to pick you up when your spirits dip”. To get over 12 foot walls and through underground mud tunnels, you’ll need teammates to give you a boost and a push. Tough Mudders are team players who make sure no one gets left behind. To that end, all Mudders are expected to uphold our ideals and exhibit teamwork and camaraderie both on the course and off it. This not only describes how you should be in the Tough Mudder but also in life.

Fun Fact: Some things I enjoy doing in my free time are sports, movies, and fishing.