Catching up with Alfonse, 2013 NeW Gentleman of the Year

March 17, 2014 | Jordan Finney

The 2014 NeW Gentlemen’s Showcase is in full force! We currently have 10 nominations from schools across the country. Check out this interview with Alfonse, 2013 NeW Gentleman of the Year.

Alfonse Muglia by Caroline Emberton 3.2.13

1. How was participating in the Gentlemen’s Showcase significant to you?

The Gentlemen’s Showcase has allowed me to draw attention to the issues important to Cornell’s conservative women. I also met many passionate, generous women that have become lifelong friends. I would not have crossed paths with these great people without the Gentlemen’s Showcase.

2. What advice would you give to other college-aged men?

Every college student is faced with choices, from the courses we take to the people we welcome into our lives. You are bound to make the right decisions if you treat others with respect and stay true to yourself.

3. Do you think chivalry is still relevant in 21st century America?

Without a doubt, chivalry is still relevant in the 21st Century. A level of decency, courtesy, and respect should always be expected in relationships.

4. Why do you think the Gentlemen’s Showcase is a unique competition?

The Gentlemen’s Showcase gives students across the nation an opportunity to discuss issues that are commonly overlooked. It’s unique in that it draws attention to conservative values AND the evolving role of women in our society. That’s a unique combination!

5. What would you say to this year’s nominees about winning the Gentlemen’s Showcase?

It’s an honor just to be nominated for the Gentlemen’s Showcase. I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities this contest gives you to meet new friends and draw attention to the issues important to them. And do your part and get your friends to vote for you!

6. Why is it important for men to be involved in organizations like NeW?

Organizations like NeW pursue a cause that is not commonly heard on college campuses. They demonstrate how men and women with conservative ideals can work together to better themselves, without making the other gender the enemy. As men seeks to define themselves in terms politics, family life, and character in the 21st century, NeW can add perspective to that decision.

There is still time to nominate and vote for your favorite gentleman here:

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