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For Travis Cook ’02, his TU number represents the hard work he put in to earn his degree. “Seven is a...

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7» Working 7 days a week

For Travis Cook ’02, his TU number represents the hard work he put in to earn his degree. “Seven is always the number I’m going to remember. For the majority of my college career, I worked this job that was 7 at night to 7 in the morning. I worked a Wednesday-to-Sunday shift, then went to school Monday to Wednesday and Saturday,” he says. “I was working and going to school seven days a week.” All those hours helped shape the person Cook was to become. “When I look back and reflect that is what made me who I am today. That’s a lot of character building and triumph,” he says. Scholarships helped him afford college and earn his degree in computer information systems. He now works as a system administrator at a Canadian-owned biopharmaceutical company based in his hometown of Baltimore. In his spare time, Cook devotes his energy to his alma mater, attending events. Now as a volunteer for Founders GOLD, he is hoping to encourage other alumni to give back to the university because he wants to help people who are just like he was. “The benefit of giving is the knowledge that you’re giving back and trying to help somebody who was once like you, struggling to make it through, whether working tirelessly to pay for college or studying extra hard on weekends to make the grades, or trying to squeeze in life,” he says. “When you needed help, someone helped you.”

Travis Cook | Graduated 2002

Alumnus/Alumna, Posted 8-15-12

Trying to think of your special number? Here are a few ideas...

  • Your dorm room number
  • Your favorite player's jersey number
  • The number of credits you earned
  • The number of games your team won
  • The room number of your favorite class
  • Your G.P.A.
  • The number of guys in your fraternity
  • The number of times you took CHEM 110
  • Your favorite radio station's call number
  • Your college boyfriend's phone number