Trequan McGee

A&T Student Featured In National Video

When the Association for Public and Land Grant Universities wanted to spotlight student achievement in a video for its national conference, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Trequan McGee was a natural choice.

The organization representing 238 universities, colleges and higher education organizations around the country featured McGee and students from Texas Tech and Colorado State universities at its national conference recently in Austin, Texas. Collectively, APLU institutions enroll 6 million students and conduct nearly $43 billion in scientific research each year.

An Urban and Community Horticulture major, McGee shared the story of how he became interested in agriculture through gardening with his great grandmother as a young boy. Now a successful student at N.C. A&T, McGee plans to pursue masters and doctoral degrees and eventually work in a research university environment, where he can help to reach out to students from rural areas counties “to get those students into college and benefit them long term.”

A&T has provided exactly that opportunity for McGee, who said networking and building himself professionally have been the best parts of his college experience thus far. His sentiments were echoed in the video by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Lewis, of the University of Kansas and Chair of the APLU Board of Directors

“Together, through APLU, we are working to make our universities stronger, to provide outstanding education for our students, to serve our communities and to address the challenges that will make this a better world,” said the chancellor.

Watch the video in its entirety here.