Terrell Tremar Franklin
Terrell Tremar Franklin
English — Creative Writing Emphasis
Film and New Media, Psychology
“Carthage faculty have been really easy to talk to and approach. They are excited to see a student pursue things within their department and always make the time to assist students in their career journey.”
“To have the resources and experience to know how to continue to write prose and screenplays in the future while also being able to teach and assist others who are aiming for the same goal.”
How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?
“Carthage faculty in my major and minors have been really easy to talk to and approach. They are excited to see a student pursue things within their department and always make the time to assist students in their career journey.”
“My favorite class at Carthage so far has been Film and New Media Production because so many skills can be learned to create films by yourself, and the right experience can translate to many resources.”
“I am the president of the Carthage Film Association, vice-president elect and chief journalist of Centrique Magazine, and a member of Poetry Underground and WAVE Radio.”
“The toughest class I’ve taken so far has been Christian-Muslim Dialogue vs. Conflict class. It was not tough because of the workload, but it was tough because it was dependent on active conversation and deep thought about the topics, all while being a night class.”
Internships or on-campus employment
“Yes, the Kenosha Oaks Scholarship.”
Favorite moments and memories at Carthage
“One of my most well-kept memories of Carthage has been the moments I met people that became close friends. For almost every individual, I took for granted the first moment and impression of these people, assuming that it would just be a coincidental interaction and not realizing I would spend most of my time around them.”
Favorite spot on campus
“The Stu is easily my favorite spot on campus.”
Biggest surprise so far
“The biggest surprise so far has been how involved staff seems to be within departmental and organizational events all over campus.”
What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?
“I think 8-year-old me wouldn’t have properly understood my path and the time it took to get there just yet. Not saying he wouldn’t have admired or appreciated it, but I think that my younger self needed a few more years to truly realize what the dream was. I think THAT slightly-older self would have been excited to see how much work I am putting into his dream.”
Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?
“Students who want to improve their writing or reading skills and also surprisingly finding a group of people who enjoy the writing medium as much as you do is worth it. I’d advise you to always write and read outside of classes when you have the time because there’s always space for improvement.”
“Carthage endured the college selection process. At first, it was a choice to have a college ‘in my backyard’ but ended up being the best way to pursue my career plans.”