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Treon '16

Indianapolis, Indiana
Secondary education 

M.O.R.E., Union Board, Briscoe Judicial Board, orientation leader, Groups Scholar, Lilly Scholar, and IUSTV reporter

Greetings! My name is Tréon and I’m originally from Northern Indiana but now reside in Indianapolis, IN. I am also a proud alumnus of Ben Davis High School. Currently, I’m studying secondary education with concentrations in English and journalism. Growing up, I was always looking for ways to be creative and enhance my learning in every way possible. I chose Indiana University because of the diversity (which is more than just race), the welcoming atmosphere, and the challenging academics. IU has many activities to participate in on and off campus. The list below shares many of my interests and shows where most of my time is spent in and outside of class.

My Best of IU and B-town Links

  • Favorite Place on Campus: Herman B Wells statue and Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
  • Best Bloomington Restaurant: There are too many to just pick one! But, two of my favorite are Noodles & Company and Cheddar's.
  • IU Bucket List Must-do’s: The entire list! If not, you will definitiely regret it after you graduate.
  • Best thing about IU: Has to be the people that you meet and the different clubs and organizations you can get involved in. 

At Indiana University, I have been able to develop my leadership abilities and change the lives of others. Since the summer of my freshman year, I have been involved in campus life socially and academically. During that first summer, I decided to run for president of the Groups Scholars Program (a six-week, first-generation college readiness experience) and I was elected. Running against 23 people showed me that I was ready for whatever came my way. Realizing that I wanted to be a part of something that would help me interact with other students, I applied for the Judicial Board for Briscoe Hall that fall. Being on the Judicial Board allowed me to deal with situations that I did not encounter every day, and I was able to figure out solutions to help my peers not repeat the same offenses.  

Serving as the assistant director for the speakers and lectures committee of the Union Board (one of the largest student programming boards in the country) has made me love IU even more. It has allowed me to voice my thoughts about programs for students on campus. IU has shown me that you can’t make a small school feel large, but you can definitely make a large school feel small. Indiana University has also shown me that faculty and staff really do care about making sure students like me are successful and job-ready post-graduation. All this has made my experience at this prestigious university better than ever.

Throughout the rest of my time at Indiana University, I plan to stay involved in M.O.R.E. (Multicultural Outreach Recruitment Educators), Black Student Union, and other activities that come my way. I encourage all students who attend IU to do things they may not always be familiar with and…study, study, study! Staying connected with the student population and faculty is the easiest way to meet new people, people who you may have not otherwise met. It’s always great to build relationships, and not to sleep on the great opportunities that IU has for all students! I will leave you with my favorite quotation, “Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education” (Martin Luther King Jr.). Welcome home Hoosiers!