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Stephanie Cannon '06 February 9, 2011 4:36 PM

He tried. He really did.

Trevor Warren ’11 tried to imagine himself attending college somewhere other than Texas A&M.

As a high school grad with a GPA in the top 1 percent of his 500-plus graduating class, “I felt like I should look around,” he said. Consider his options, Warren said. Make an educated choice.

Turns out, there was only one choice. One half-completed application to another school that he just couldn’t finish showed him that much. He was made to be an Aggie.

Both his mother and father graduated from A&M, along with an uncle, aunts and cousins. At one time, pride in Texas A&M was a “family thing,” he said. He wore maroon because that’s what was in his closet. A sum of his parental parts, he was an Aggie by ancestry, until that day he experienced a football game out from under the strong branches of his Aggie family tree. “I had always seen A&M through the eyes of my dad, and while all that was true, it’s one thing to hear about it,” he said—and it’s another thing to live it.

“It was no longer just a family thing,” he said. “It was one of the most pivotal moments of my life,” he said.

He arrived in Aggieland the fall of 2007.

Today he walks the same paths members of his family did when they were students, but, his devotion remains due to personal experience.

Diagnosed with severe dyslexia as a child—“I was classified in the third percentile, so out of a group of 100 children (with dyslexia), only two of them would have worse dyslexia than me,” he said—Warren takes exams at Texas A&M’s Disability Center.

It’s his study spot, with a quiet, small computer center with software that has recorded versions of his text books. He describes himself as a visual person who doesn’t read well. The Disability Center’s computer program that speaks what otherwise he would have been reading, allows his brain to process words into something more graphic and pictorial.

Come May, he’ll earn his degree in agribusiness, graduating with honors. Today, he thanks The Association for the funding it provides the Disability Center. “I don’t think I could have made it through A&M without the Disability Center,” he said. “There’s no way that I could have been as involved as I am now.”

A hard studier who never wanted to spend his life in a dark library, “when I got to A&M, I knew I wanted to be involved with people,” he said. He applied for Aggie Fish Club and made the cut. He’s a member of CARPOOL, participates in The Big Event, the organization NAMA, and last spring, Warren was an intern for the House Committee on Agriculture in Washington, D.C.

“The Disability Center has been essential,” he said.

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Trevor Warren ’11 is photographed with his parents, Larry '79 and Margie '77 Warren, at Trevor's Ring Day.


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