Nolan Robinson, School of Communications (C), from Evanston, Ill., is studying theatre and computer science. He was named a Robert M. Cumnock Scholar in his first year at Northwestern. In addition, he was on the Dean’s List, was Keynote Speaker for the Evanston MLK day celebration 2018, won the NorthShore Branch NAACP 2017 Community Service Award, and serves on the Dean of Communication’s Advisory Council. Nolan defines himself as an artist and a scientist and aspires to join the two fields to discover what both artistic and scientific creation can bring to the world. He has faced financial issues, is a first generation college student, and feels he has been challenged because he is a black man. Nonetheless, he has actively sought opportunities for himself to succeed.