Mr. Tristan Stone is a current student in the School of Business Administration studying to achieve his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management by May 2019.
Tristan was born and raised in Harford County, MD. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve with 4th Combat Engineer Battalion from July 2007 to May 2013. He was forward deployed in 2008 to Iraq and to Afghanistan in 2011 in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Upon honorable separation from the Marine Corps, he entered the workforce in a Management position for a local Insurance Restoration Firm where he worked for 3 years before deciding to return to higher education.
Upon making the decision to return to higher education, he researched his options in great detail and sought out universities with a high rate of veteran program success. It was only after speaking with the VMSS team at USC Aiken that he immediately felt comfortable and at home with his transition process.
Working at USCA's VMSSC as the new student orientation coordinator is not Tristan's only devotion to bettering campus life for his peers; he is also the Vice-President of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at USCA. He was also the Student Veteran Senator for the Student Government Association from 2016-2017, and Interim Secretary and Treasurer of the Inter-Fraternal Council in 2017. His efforts to make an impact do not stop there, he is also an active member of the community, and was awarded the Sunrise Rotary Club Student of the Month as well as being a recipient of the Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Project Scholarship.
While at USCA Tristan hopes to improve the collegiate experience of as many individuals as possible. As he recently wrote, "College isn't just about academics, it improves the opportunity for students to connect, network, and interact with all individuals in many different settings." His future aspirations are to continue his education to obtain not only his Bachelor's, but also his Master's and Doctorate, so that he may one day become a professor of Business Management.