Class of 2015
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Daniel Hoilett has always enjoyed working with kids, but making a career of education wasn’t his plan when he came to Furman. That changed when he spent the summer of sophomore year working at Freedom School Partners, a literacy camp for at-risk kids. “Many of these kids wouldn’t normally have access to a pool in the summer, but through books, they saw the world.” In the fall, he signed up for Dr. Katie Stover’s literacy block. “That’s when I realized how much you can give a child with just one book. I did the I Survived series with my fourth graders this year, and they literally wrote essays. It was the most they had ever written.” This summer, Hoilett will work at Camp Burnt Gin for children with disabilities and chronic illnesses. He will return to Greenville this fall to teach second grade at Brushy Creek Elementary School and has plans to enter Furman’s Masters in Education Literacy program.