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William Dean


Biological Engineering


Atlanta, GA

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Will was born to be involved, and at Holmes Community College, he was. But he worried he might be lost in the crowd at a big university like MSU — especially since he didn’t start here as a freshman.

As Will soon found out, he had nothing to fear. In his first year alone, Will tutored young minorities with Men of Excellence, became a counselor at MSU’s New Maroon Camp for incoming freshmen, and gave campus tours as an MSU Roadrunner.

Meanwhile, in the lab, he’s researching paddlefish to see what clues this tough creature might hold for the future of structural engineering.

“To be so involved, plus get a research opportunity, all in my first year at MSU, was a big deal to me!”

This active Phi Theta Kappa scholar calls MSU a place of “endless possibilities,” where students become adult versions of themselves.