Hometown: Canton, Michigan
Intended Major: Strategic Communication
Butler University is excited to welcome an exceptional group of first-year students this coming fall. Read on to get to know Ashton Franklin, one member of the Class of 2024.
What was your first impression of Butler?
I’m a huge sports fan, especially the NBA, so I first heard of Butler through Gordon Hayward, basketball, and the University’s history of competing in the NCAA. Although that’s how I first heard of Butler, what really caught my attention was the positive testimonies from faculty and staff. Everyone I talked with on campus seemed like they really wanted me to be here, which meant a lot.
What made you choose Butler?
I felt so welcomed whenever I would come for campus visits. My first visit was at the end of a long string of college visits in Indiana. Once I stepped foot on Butler’s campus, I knew if I was going to go to school in Indiana, it would have to be at Butler. The campus is so serene, but also so full of life. I love how the campus is surrounded by nature, and the size is perfect.
What are your plans once you start classes?
I’m planning to major in Strategic Communication, and I hope to get involved in a bunch of clubs and intramural sports. I’m also really interested in community service, studying abroad, and completing internships, which is perfect because I know Butler really places an emphasis on that type of learning.
What do you hope you’ll get out of your college experience?
During my time at Butler, I hope that I am able to give others the opportunity to express themselves and to help tell their stories. I really believe that the world can become a brighter place if we all try to understand one another. And by the time I graduate, I’m confident that I’ll be the very best version of myself because of the opportunities that Butler has given to me.