2012 Scholars

Andrew Tran

Andrew Tran

Classification: Senior
Graduation Year: 2016
College: Bauer College of Business, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Major: Management and Biology
High School: Clear Horizons Early College H
Hometown: Houston, TX

About Me

I am someone that is very outgoing and friendly. I enjoy meeting new people and listening to people’s diverse backgrounds. As a people-oriented person, I am motivated by the possibility of making someone’s day better. 

My faith and my family are two of the biggest things in my life. Growing up, the Catholic Church has always had an influence on the formation of who I am, and being involved has helped to instill in me a sense of service to others. I also would not be here without my family. My three older siblings have always pushed me to do my best. Being several years older, they have used their experiences to help and guide me so that I could fully take advantage of the life that I have been blessed to have.

I am currently pursuing a B.B.A in Management with a focus on leadership, and a B.S. in Biology.

I am thankful and humbled to have been awarded a Tier One Scholarship, and I want to make the most of the opportunities that I have been blessed with. In the future, I want to be able to give back to my community and help set the path for the people who come after me.

Campus and Community Involvement

One of my main hobbies is volunteering. I love giving my time for a good cause and working together with other people towards a common goal. For the past several years, I've been an active volunteer as part of my church's youth leadership group, and have helped put together festivals and be a role model for younger kids. Each week, I also help to mentor and co-lead a group of confirmation students as part of my church’s Confirmation program. I am part of my church's music ministry as well, and am continually trying to find ways that I can help. 

Aside from volunteering, I like to go running and play basketball. I also help co-lead a lion dance troupe, which performs for cultural holidays such as Lunar New Year or the Autumn Moon Festival. In my position within the lion dance troupe, I help to instruct new members, plan and choreograph practices, and perform in shows.

On-campus, I am an active member of the Asian Business Student Association (ABSA).

Awards and Honors

I’ve recently had the opportunity to go through an EMT training program, and in October of 2013, I had the opportunity to take a National Registry certification exam. I am currently nationally certified by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as an EMT-Basic, and have also received my license from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

I am on the Dean’s List for the Bauer College of Business for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.

In high school, I graduated in 3 years. This was a big achievement for me, because not only was I able to graduate a year early, but I was also able to be competitive in the class rankings. I was recognized as a National Merit Commended Student. While in high school, I was also fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to earn my Associate's degree.

Along with the Tier One Scholarship, I am also a recipient of a Ruth Hildebrand Opportunity Scholarship from the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show and a GTF Early College High School Scholarship.

Study Abroad

I am currently not taking any foreign languages, but I have had 3 years of Spanish in high school. For study abroad, I am very interested in going to Europe or East Asia. What excites me the most about studying abroad is the chance to have an eye-opening experience that is totally different from the typical life in America.

Research

I'm not exactly sure what I want out of a research project as of right now. I am interested, however, in exploring the options that are available to me. I hope to maybe doing something with the health field.

Future Endeavors

My end goal is to attend medical school and specialize in trauma medicine. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to shadow an ER doctor during the spring semester of my senior year. I enjoyed the pace of the work, and seeing how all the emergency staff and doctors were able to help patients in their time of need really inspired me to want to be someone that can do something similar. I am hoping to expand upon my skills as an EMT and eventually be licensed as a Paramedic, as a stepping stone towards becoming a physician.