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Meet Clay Lumpe, Franklin College Junior

Lumpe_C“Franklin College is a great place where my professors really care me. I know I’m not just a number here.”

                              — Clay Lumpe


Junior Clay Lumpe, secondary education social studies major with history and philosophy minors, wants to get the most out of his four years at Franklin College. Lumpe thanks his professors for helping him do so.

“My professors all want the best for me, and they push me out of my comfort zone and help me reach new limits. I recently picked up my philosophy minor because I was presented a different outlook on life and realized I needed to achieve the most I can during my four years at Franklin.”

Lumpe has been able to make valuable connections and build relationships that will help him succeed, particularly through being a member of the football team and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

One of his most rewarding experiences so far, however, was being a mentor for Individuals in Special Places in Need of Relevant Work Experiences, a Franklin College mentoring program.

“My friend Dan Harris and I were asked to do it through one of our education classes. Each week we would spend time with our two buddies and just kind of hang out and either walk around town, play sports or just talk. It was a great experience and I really enjoyed it.”

Lumpe already believes his experiences at Franklin have prepared him for life after college. During his sophomore year, he had two field teaching placements, which don’t happen at other colleges.

“I chose secondary education social studies because I want to be a teacher and a football coach. I also feel that this is the profession that will allow me to make an impact on this world. The Education Program has placed me in some great schools where I received valuable first-hand experience. To get into a classroom in just your sophomore year is great because it gives you that much more experience. My two teaching placements helped me realize teaching is what I really want to do.”

For more information about what a degree from Franklin College can do for you, contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 852-0232.

Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential, liberal arts institution with a scenic, wooded campus, spanning 207 acres, including athletic fields and a 31-acre biology woodland. Students enjoy the comfort and safety of suburban living, while also experiencing the many opportunities Indianapolis has to offer with a short 20-minute drive to downtown. The college prepares students to think independently, to lead responsibly and to serve with integrity in their professions, their communities and the world.  The college offers its more than 1,000 students Bachelor of Arts degrees in 51 majors from 25 academic disciplines, 42 minors, 11 pre-professional programs and five cooperative programs. In 1842, the college began admitting women, becoming the first coeducational institution in Indiana and the seventh in the nation.  Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA.  For more information, visit Find Franklin College on Facebook and follow @FranklinCollege on Twitter.


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