Tri-C Student Reaches for the Stars
May 06, 2016
Dorsey Faught fell in love with astronomy after a planetarium visit in the third grade. Now 35, he is on his way to fulfilling his dream to become an astrophysicist. Dorsey will graduate from Tri-C on May 19 with an Associate of Arts degree as well as an Associate of Science with a concentration in physics. Why the gap?
“I got sober in November of 2013, and then got serious about my studies,” he explains. He taught himself the math he needed for the college placement test, starting at Tri-C soon after.
And he is serious about his studies. “I came in on the Dean’s List and I plan to leave with my name on the Dean’s List too,” he says confidently. Dorsey has remained a full-time student during his two years at the College, sometimes carrying as many as 17 hours in addition to as working as a Student Ambassador and holding down another job outside of the College. “It’s been challenging, but in a good way.”
As a Student Ambassador at the Western Campus, Dorsey often shares his story with incoming students, encouraging them to pursue their goals. In fall 2015, he was the student speaker at the Western Campus’ New Student Convocation.
He loves Tri-C and has made great friends along the way. “I love the people I work with – I couldn’t ask for better co-workers.”
After graduation, Dorsey plans to transfer to Baldwin Wallace University to earn a bachelor’s degree in physics and pursue a Ph.D. in astrophysics.