Graduate Student Spotlight: Travis Treece

Travis Treece with familyTravis Treece, hailing from Weston, Ohio, currently calls Lebanon, TN home as he pursues his Master of Public Health degree as a UofM Global graduate student at the University of Memphis. A graduate of Lipscomb University with a BS in Environmental Science, Travis is balancing his studies with a fulfilling career at the Division of Underground Storage Tanks with the Tennessee Department of Environment (TDEC), where he has been employed for the past five years as an environmental scientist. Amidst his professional and academic endeavors, Travis treasures spending quality time with his wife Ashley, and their three children, Colt, Hattie, and Emmett. As an active member of the Mt. Juliet Church of Christ and deeply involved in sports, Travis embodies the essence of a dedicated family man and community contributor.

Maintain a manageable workload to avoid overwhelm.Travis Treece with fish

Travis's journey to success is adorned with accolades, including his achievement as an Eagle Scout and his professional certifications as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (NEHA) and Certified Pool Inspector. Despite his demanding schedule, Travis graciously shares his wisdom with fellow graduate students, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a manageable workload to avoid overwhelm. By prioritizing tasks and diligently managing his time, Travis ensures he can excel both academically and professionally while cherishing precious moments with his family.

Managing life’s responsibilities

In his daily routine, Travis seamlessly integrates work, family, and academic commitments. From seeing his children off to school in the morning to dedicating focused hours at his job and enjoying cherished family dinners, Travis navigates his responsibilities with precision. Once the house quiets down, Travis delves into his schoolwork, utilizing late evenings or weekends to complete assignments and further his academic pursuits.

Choosing The University of Memphis

Travis TreeceChoosing the University of Memphis for his graduate studies was a strategic decision for Travis, driven by the institution's flexibility and commitment to student success. With the convenience of online classes, Travis can remain in Nashville, where his family resides, and where his professional career is rooted. Moreover, the self-paced nature of most courses empowers Travis to tailor his study schedule around his familial and work obligations, ensuring a harmonious balance between his diverse roles.

Travis extends his heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Marian Levy for her unwavering support, invaluable guidance, and propensity to create enriching learning opportunities. Her mentorship has been instrumental in Travis's academic journey, reinforcing his resolve to excel in both his personal and professional spheres.

As Travis Treece exemplifies, with determination, dedication, and a steadfast commitment to his goals, the pursuit of higher education becomes not merely an aspiration but a tangible reality, enriching every facet of life along the way.