Dreams Pay Off for TCC Students

Brandon Tucker
Brandon Tucker

Inspiration and hope often are hard to capture, but TCC student Brandon Tucker’s ability to do so landed his artwork a home where it can motivate others hundreds of miles away.

Tucker, a Northeast Campus student, will have his work displayed in the Achieving the Dream headquarters at the Lumina Foundation in Indianapolis. His artwork was presented this week in Dallas at the five-day ATD 2012 Annual Meeting on Student Success. The contest was opened to students attending ATD institutions to produce three commissioned pieces focusing on ATD’s emphasis on students dreaming big, graduation, studying and hard work.

TCC students also entered ATD’s Dream Big for College competition to create three-minute videos about what motivates them to keep their dream alive. Competitors are Southeast Campus students Julian Butler and Kristina Haddock and Trinity River Campus’ Sabrina Nickels. Winners, to  be announced  this week, could receive a $1,500 scholarship, an iPad, Amazon gift cards and other prizes.

To keep up with ATD happenings, follow the tweets of seven TCC students from the annual meeting, who are using the hashtag #TCCDream. This week, you can also follow the Tweet stream in the upper right corner of Buzz. Getting the word out are Northeast students Britni Horner and Dolline Men, Northwest Student Channora Trieu, Southeast’s Florisa Esquivel and Dietra Taylor, and Trinity’s Benjamin Cope and Jordan Earls.

Tucker's Commissioned ATD Artwork
Tucker’s Commissioned ATD Artwork