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Teron Buford

Associate Director of Admissions - Dougherty Family College
Office
MHC 256L
Phone
(651) 962-6569
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-6569
Fax
(651) 962-6160

A little about me

Deep dish pizza, hot dogs with all the fixings, and a baseball team that's married to the statement: "we'll get 'em next year..." These are a few of the things I used to encounter on a daily basis in my hometown of Chicago. And, while I miss Soldier Field and the United Center, I've come to create a new home for myself here in the Twin Cities. This is all thanks to the University of St. Thomas and their willingness to give me a shot at success as I completed my undergrad experience. Now I have the opportunity to help students participate in the pursuit of excellence that I have come to know at the University of St. Thomas.

Why I chose St. Thomas

During my junior year of high school, I began to investigate different colleges and universities. I received a letter from UST and thought to myself, "Hmm...this seems like something worth pursuing." I called and scheduled a visit. When I arrived, I was given an amazing tour of UST; the campus was beautiful, the facilities were awesome, and my admissions counselor was extremely accommodating and answered every question I asked. I had a great tour of campus but I wasn't 100% sure that UST was the place for me...then my admissions counselor bought a sandwich for me at one of the on-campus dining rooms; I was sold! From that moment on I decided to examine all of the attributes of UST in order to ensure that I made a good decision. I researched graduation rates, spoke with current students, and read several of the UST publications. As I look back on my search process, I realize that I made an outstanding choice and I wouldn't change anything!

A word of advice when choosing a college

Own this experience! Life is filled with decision making opportunities, and this could very well be one of the decisions that will help shape the rest of your life (no pressure!). Make sure that you make a decision with which you are comfortable. Also, if the opportunity presents itself, stay overnight at prospective schools.

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