“My first semester of my freshman year I was the shyest, most backward kid you’re ever going to meet. I felt so overwhelmed that I didn’t have my family with me, I didn’t have my friends back home with me. It was really, really hard to branch out.” – Graham
Luckily, the quantitative analysis/applied mathematics double major found both support and a sense of direction from his advisor Dan Callon, Ph.D., who pushed Dylan to abandon his comfort zone in academics.
“I think Dr. Callon saw a level of immaturity in me around sophomore year, and he wanted to get me ready for the real world by putting a lot on my plate. He knew that having a limited amount of time makes you manage your time a lot better, be more professional and be more consistent in your actions.” – Graham
In addition to his heavy course load, Dylan is also involved in numerous on-campus organizations. He’s a proud member of the fraternity Kappa Delta Rho, Franklin College Student Entertainment Board, Intervarsity, FC Singers, and many, many more. Though all his responsibilities require some juggling, Dylan could not be happier with his transformation from a timid freshman to a socially involved and responsible senior.
“My mom went to Franklin too, and she told me at the start of my college career: ‘Franklin does weird things to you.’ You know, she’s not wrong. It’s changed who I am, and I am very happy with who I have become.” – Graham
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