UWM grad uses own experiences to help guide high school students

Tre’quan Martin finished high school a year early — the first male in his immediate family to graduate from high school — with a $100,000 scholarship to attend Morehouse College.

After overextending himself with extracurriculars, Martin narrowly missed the required GPA to maintain his scholarship. He returned home to Milwaukee where he discovered a new home at UW-Milwaukee, and connected with Milwaukee Public Schools to advise students on scholarships and admissions and serve as a role model.

After finishing his first degree at UW-Milwaukee, he is now wrapping up a master’s in administrative leadership in adult, continuing and higher education administration and plans to continue advising students to show them how much they can achieve.