Terrell Tremar Franklin

Terrell Tremar Franklin

Class Year

’25

Hometown

Kenosha, Wis.

Major(s)

English — Creative Writing Emphasis

Minor(s)

Film and New Media, Psychology

Terrell Tremar Franklin ’25 has been very involved at Carthage since day one. He is the president of the Carthage Film Association, vice-president elect and chief journalist of Centrique Magazine, and a member of Poetry Underground, a member of WAVE Radio, and works in the Hedberg Library. He is also a recipient of the Kenosha Oaks Scholarship.

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“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.”

Terrell Tremar Franklin, ’25

Why Carthage?

“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.”

Favorite class

“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.”

Toughest class

“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.”

Career goal

“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.”

Favorite spot on campus

“The Campbell Student Union is easily my favorite spot on campus.”

Favorite memory

“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.”

Biggest surprise

“The biggest surprise so far has been how involved staff seems to be within departmental and organizational events all over campus.”

Advice for other students in your major?

“I’d advise you to always write and read outside of classes when you have the time because there’s always space for improvement.”

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.”

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