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Political Science Student Excels at Island University, Heads to Law School

May 12, 2015

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – An internship with a U.S. Congressman, part-time work and volunteer commitments propelled Trevor Deason through Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and prepared him for law school.

Deason is one of about 1,000 who will graduate during the 2015 Spring Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 16 at the American Bank Center Arena. Deason graduates in the second ceremony at 2 p.m. with the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science and Engineering.  The first ceremony, with graduates from College of Business, College of Education and College of Nursing and Health Sciences, begins at 10 a.m.

“I would not have been able to obtain a congressional internship under United States Congressman Blake Farenthold of the 27th District of Texas, work part-time as an undergraduate grader; participate as an executive officer for a student organization; volunteer off-campus; hold a part-time job, and gain admittance into law school if I had not entered the College of Liberal Arts and met the Political Science Department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi,” he said.

Deason, a Political Science major and Pre-Law minor, has excelled in his degree plan from the moment he transferred to A&M-Corpus Christi in 2013. Deason has been on the Dean’s List and has a 3.8 GPA.

Deason credits his political science professors with giving him a breadth of political knowledge that allows him to argue and articulate on topics from the founding fathers’ political thoughts to the present-day war on terrorism.

He particularly credits Dr. Jennifer Epley, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

“Pushing me further, aiding my skill-set indefinitely, and motivating me to accomplish more, she has been a dedicated mentor of inspirational intellect and an outstanding professional influence,” he said.

Epley praised Deason as well.

“Trevor took advantage of every professional development opportunity in and out of class, worked hard and was humble in the process, and demonstrated an openness to learning from others,” she said.

Deason will be attending St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio in the fall and is keeping his interest open to all areas of law. He has a keen interest currently in criminal law.

He is interested in pursuing a dual degree, working for a Master’s in Public Administration and his Juris Doctorate.

He also plans to be a part of a program that offers free legal services to the community, work on the law journal and participate in student government.

After graduating from law school, Deason hopes to start a legal career in San Antonio.

“I hope to work under an established attorney before opening my own practice and eventually pursue public office to use my legal career to impact the policies of my community,” he said.