Building a Legacy of Leadership

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Travis Smith II, a Communication major with a minor in Professional Sales, made the most of his time at UTC. Highly involved in organizations like Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Student Government, Travis is a natural leader.

Travis is different from your average Communication major. He’s mastered the art of public speaking and honed his writing skills, but Travis’ ambition extends far beyond crafting compelling messages. He’s a natural leader, a bridge-builder and a force to be reckoned with, as evidenced by his extensive involvement in organizations like Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Student Government Association.

Travis’ journey at UTC wasn’t solely focused on academics. He craved a well-rounded college experience that allowed him to develop his leadership skills, connect with diverse groups of people and make a tangible impact on the campus community. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. provided the perfect platform. “The fraternity wasn’t just about brotherhood,” Travis emphasizes. “It was about service, about giving back to the community and about fostering leadership qualities in young men of color.”

Travis quickly rose through the ranks of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., becoming Chapter President and eventually Assistant District Director. His dedication to service and his ability to motivate others resonated with his peers. These experiences gave him the confidence to step outside his comfort zone and pursue a leadership role within the broader UTC community.

Travis Smith at Graduation

Travis Smith is an outstanding brother in every sense of the word… I am grateful to have been under the leadership of such an amazing man and can’t wait to see where the future takes him.

Quentonious Smith

Fraternity Brother

Eta Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

That’s when Travis set his sights on student government. The campaign trail was a whirlwind of activity, but Travis thrived. He connected with students from all walks of life, listened to their concerns and presented a vision for a more inclusive and vibrant UTC. His efforts paid off, and Travis found himself elected to District 1 Senator and eventually Presidential Advisor for the Student Government Association.

“Student Government allowed me to advocate for my peers, to bridge the gap between students and administration and to create positive change,” Travis reflects. “It was about using my voice, about empowering others to do the same, and about building a stronger sense of community at UTC.”

Travis has his sights set on Public Service or Marketing, while also building his own brand in the nightlife industry. One thing is certain, Travis Smith II is a force to be reckoned with. His leadership skills, honed through campus involvement and his unwavering dedication to making a positive impact, position him for success in any field he chooses. The world awaits, Travis.

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