Senior Spotlight 2024

By Clinton Colmenares, Director of News and Media Strategy

University Communications congratulates the Class of 2024 and thanks the students, faculty and staff who helped us tell their stories, and, through them, the stories of Furman University. Special thanks to these six graduates, who represent a class of diverse talents and immeasurable promise.

Miles Baker

Miles Baker ’24



Favorite memory: There have been so many great moments, but if I had to choose one memory it would be from this year’s homecoming football game. I was honored to be on the homecoming court with some of my closest friends and had my parents and sister there to support me. My fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, put on an amazing tailgate. We had brunch of our alumni back on campus for the first time in years celebrated with them. All of the men that I joined the fraternity with came back for this homecoming and we got to reconnect and enjoy a beautiful day. I think homecoming at Furman is one of the best days of the whole year. Seeing old friends come back to campus and celebrate their time at this amazing place and share stories about their adventures here is always a blessing. And being a student while it’s all happening and being able to see the love people have for our school is incredible. Spending time with all the different organizations out tailgating and mingling with tons of new faces makes the day so fun and I can’t wait to come back for homecoming next year.

Biggest influence: One of the people that has influenced me the most was Drew Washington, class of 2022. During my first year on campus Drew took me under his wing and showed me the ropes. He took a vested interest in me and was a huge pillar of support. Aside from being one of my many mentors, drew was also a role model for me. Drew was a very involved person on our campus and was a mover and a shaker. Seeing all that he was able to do during his time here and the way he could control a room inspired me. Seeing all that he did showed me that there was a land of opportunity here and I just had to take the leap of faith. Drew was there each step of the way, encouraging me and weaving belief that I could do great things here at Furman. It’s people like Drew that made my experience at Furman. There are so many people who want to see you succeed here and I’m thankful that I had a Drew to help guide me at Furman.

After graduation: I will be attending the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Policy at the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a master’s of public affairs.