Travis first came to HCC in the early ‘90s as a student worker in the Office of Information Technology after graduating from Atholton High School. “I was hired in the summer of 1993 by David Hinton, who is still with HCC, training students in computer aided design,” he says. Twenty-three years later, Travis is still working — and learning — at the college. “It’s been a long summer,” he jokes.
Travis graduated with his first associate degree in applied science and computer aided design in the early 2000s, and is graduating this year with his second associate degree in construction management. “You can’t learn everything in the field,” says Travis, who is now the college’s facilities planner. “I wanted to learn the entire construction process, not just the part I work on for my job now. This program allowed me to broaden my perspective and pursue my curiosities.”
Travis aspires to be a career student who is always learning inside and outside the classroom. “HCC has given me the flexibility and resources needed to continue learning, with evening classes, instructors who work in their profession and want to share their experience with students, small class sizes and a diverse student population.”