James "Trey" Spivey '18

James Trey Spivey came to McMurry University ready to plunge head first into all the varied activities the University offers to all of its students, and he has accomplished that goal admirably.

He was involved in multiple organizations including, McMurry Theatre Department, McMurry Student Government, Men's Interclub, Eta Epsilon Iota, Alpha Phi Omega, Campus Activities Board, the McMurry Honors Program, and serving as an Orientation and Peer Leader all tghe while working on a B.F.A. in Theatre.

His first contact with McMurry came in the form of an alumnus.

“I came to McMurry because my high school theatre director, Mr. Casey Jones, graduated from McMurry. Hearing Mr. Jones talk about his experiences at McMurry throughout high school caught my attention and encouraged me to look more into McMurry. After I visited McMurry during Homecoming, I saw that the campus is full of traditions, fellowship and a great place to grow both academically and socially.”

“My favorite theatre professor is Charlie Hukill. Ever since I first arrived at McMurry, Charlie Hukill has pushed me to grow both as a student and as person. He has given me so many different opportunities within the theatre department and class work. I am so thankful for everything Charlie Hukill and all the other faculty and staff members have done to help me and every student at McMurry get to the point in our college careers that we are at. The biggest thing I love about the theatre courses is that they most of them come with a hands-on experience.”

“The scholarships that I have received, while here at McMurry, have helped motivate me to push through and work every harder because I know that there are so many people out there supporting me and encouraging me to work toward my dreams and goals. It's because of the scholarships that have allowed me to stay at McMurry and grow alongside all my fellow students.”

Trey’s future to gain professional experience within theatre and to pursue a Master’s Degree in Scenic Design and ultimately to become a college professor of theatre.