Duke Magazine-Face Value:Bryan Edwards '02-Jul/Aug 2002

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Bryan Edwards
Class of 2002, an Eagle Scout, a world-class origami artist, a Hollywood extra, a member of Ultimate Frisbee Team USA, and co-founder of Duke's ON TAP

Describe yourself in three words:
Outgoing, funny, inspired

Describe Duke in three words:
Intriguing, tough, interesting

Why Duke?
I came for the academic excellence and for the chance to pursue new opportunities.

What one thing would you change about Duke?
Diversity. I'd increase the diversity and the way those people are mixed on campus.

Who is your favorite person?
My mom

What do you value?

In his words:
I guess, at heart, I'm an artist. I have lots of interest in science and I've completed all of my pre-med requirements, but before I can even think about med school, I have to explore some of my other interests. I guess I do a little of everything. I've studied visual arts, drawing, painting, sculpting, origami, print making, and photography; and performing arts like tap dancing, theater, TV, and film.
Of all of these, though, I get the most satisfaction from tap dancing. When I got to Duke, I helped to start ON TAP as a place for Duke's tap dancers to work together to create original works that we could perform. That's what I really love about tap: performing and sharing myself with the audience. After Duke I'm planning to head to New York to see how far I can go with it. I'm going to audition for shows and work to expand my skills as a tap dancer. And, if all goes well, you'll see me on Broadway.
Sylvia Lim
photo by Chris Hildreth

A joint project of University Photography and Duke Magazine, Face Value is an evolving gallery of portraits displayed in Perkins Library and represented in the magazine.
By capturing these individuals in images and words, the project celebrates some of the staff, faculty, and students whose contributions define a diverse community. Portrait by Chris Hildreth

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