Struggling to find her place, she explored a few majors and spoke with several advisors before discovering the perfect combination that altered her trajectory.
“I actually had a few academic advisors because I came into college on a pre-veterinary track with a second major in English. My final academic advisor, however, was David Cunningham who I can’t say enough good things about.” – Reynolds
Dr. Cunningham guided Sophia through more than class scheduling. He assured her that, though a veterinary career can feel like a more stable career option, that sense of safety won’t necessarily make you happy.
“He’s the professor who actually convinced me I was good enough to be a graphic designer and to go for the degree I loved even if the path forward seemed more difficult. He is one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met, and I hope will continue to be a lifelong friend.” – Reynolds
Cunningham was not the only professor whom Sophia, now a graphic design major, found influential. In fact, she realized that the Franklin College professors she encountered often shared a specific quality: the ability to be supportive.
“I could probably write a small book about all the faculty and staff at Franklin College who have gone above and beyond their required duties. I think Franklin’s faculty is what makes the Franklin College experience so special. They genuinely care about their students — not just their academic success — but helping them develop as people.” – Reynolds
Franklin College’s small size enables students to build strong relationships with teachers, whose experience can guide them to their perfect trajectory.