COMM student Dylan Kilby nominated for Marshall Scholarship

Dylan Kilby is much more than one expects.  The FSU senior is prepared to graduate in 2013 with three majors: International Affairs, Communications, and Pre-Medical Studies, and plans to attend Oxford University to pursue a degree in Medical Anthropology, eventually becoming a doctor specializing in kinesiology and biomechanics.  He derived this admirable goal from one of his many passions- dance.  He has pursued the art since his youth, and upon arriving at FSU, he has taken courses in ballet, choreography, and contemporary dance, on top of maintaining his demanding courseload, even becoming the first non-arts major to participate in the School of Dance’s FSU in NYC program for the Fall 2012 semester.


Additionally, Kilby is an Eagle Scout who has worked at the Woodruff Scout Reservation every summer since 2009 in various capacities, from lifeguarding to instructing younger scouts.  He is also the founder and artistic director of Sunbleach, a self-funded dance/arts company “specializing in merging and exploring the relationship between communications technology and the fine arts;” the company has produced the “Glitch Art” project, which creates aesthetics out of seemingly undesirable “glitches” through dance and computer art.

Dylan is being considered for the prestigious Marshall Scholarship.  This postgraduate award, established in 1953 by the Parliament of the United Kingdom, provides two years of fully funded study at a British university to 40 qualified American scholars annually.  Intended to strengthen British-American relations, the discriminating honor is awarded to less than 5% of its applicants each year.  We commend Dylan on his dedication to his future studies, and wish him best of luck in the future!  Dylan is currently completing an Honor’s Thesis under the supervision of Dr. Ulla Bunz.