Tristan Miller to pursue a career in graphic design while continuing profession in the railroad industry

by Billy Chandler

Tristan Miller of Wise, Va. will receive a bachelor’s degree in graphic design with a minor in visual communications.

Tristan Miller Following graduation, Miller will work for a local non-profit museum as their in-house editor and graphic designer while continuing his profession in the railroad industry as a freight and passenger conductor out of Elkins, W.Va.Miller will graduate with the class of 2024. He is a member of the tabletop gaming cub and sat as the Student Art Association president from 2022 through 2024. “One of the most central aspects that has benefited me after the time spent on the Emory & Henry campus most certainly has to be the relationship cultivated between professors and other students alike,” stated Miller.

As a student, Miller took advantage of how the small campus atmosphere could better prepare him for success. “Given the somewhat small relative campus size compared to other local colleges and universities, Emory & Henry allowed for a more intimate academic and social setting that proved to generate life-long relationships that will influence and shape both my professional and personal life going forward.”

The one group Miller attributes his success to was the art department. “The professors within the department have been some of the most supportive and academically engaging people I have had the pleasure of studying under during this phase of my academic career,” stated Miller. Two professors Miller pointed out for contributing to his core success were Professor Charles Goolsby and Professor Catherine Schrenker.

Following graduation, Miller will work for a local non-profit museum in generating publication materials and other distribution as their in-house editor and graphic designer. He plans to continue his profession in the railroad industry as a freight and passenger conductor out of Elkins, W.Va.

Our Emory & Henry seniors are preparing to graduate and change the world. See our seniors’ success stories at www.emoryhenry.edu/commencement.

“The largest bit of advice I could give to any prospective students looking at coming to Emory & Henry for their higher education is that what they find here is decidedly different from what they may find at other institutions.
The difference is in the people. The staff at Emory & Henry show genuine interest and hope in the success of their student body. The student body itself consists of countless groups of accepting individuals that will be sure to make anyone feel at home.”
—Tristan Miller ’24

Location:

Wise, Va.

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