Soon-To-Be TCU Grad Will Walk Away With Three-Dimensional Diploma



TCU this weekend will present degrees to 2,400 candidates in four ceremonies Saturday and Sunday at the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.

One of them is Trey Fruend, who arrived on campus from his hometown of St. Louis with an insatiable appetite for learning but not exactly sure how it would manifest in an undergraduate degree.

However, he had been accepted to TCU on a full-ride scholarship. Fruend’s goal was to make his college experience a complete one.

“I didn’t know what I wanted to major in when I came in,” Fruend says. “I was interested in e-commerce. People told me to try the business school. So, I entered the business school, but I also like science. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to be a doctor, so, I took bio and chemistry classes, as well. And then I didn’t think the business school was the best fit for me.

“So, I changed that to political science since I like the study of government. At the end of my sophomore year, I figured out that I had more space in my schedule for more classes. I ended up adding an economics major as well because I wanted to take more classes about that. And then I kept my biology major since I also like science.”

Fruend will walk across the stage on Saturday to receive two bachelor’s degrees in three majors, in political science, economics, and biology.

Oh, and we should not forget his minor in mathematics.

This is what you call well-rounded.

“I wanted to maximize my learning potential,” says Fruend, who is also a graduate of The John V. Roach Honors College.

Fruend will graduate in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts, part of the early, first session of commencement exercises at 9 a.m. Saturday at Schollmaier Arena.