Student Stories

Making a Difference

Efrain Alvarado

Efrain Alvarado is a senior at IUPUI with a double major in journalism with a concentration in public relations and communications studies. He has been a part of DEAP from very early on and was one of the first members to become a peer mentor, a leadership role that he held for two years.

La'Cia Reynolds

La'Cia Reynolds is a senior at IUPUI who is originally from Gary, Indiana, and is pursuing a degree in health service management. She became involved in DEAP as an incoming freshman when she was offered a scholarship and an opportunity to participate in the Summer Bridge program.

TaBria Cowan

TaBria Cowan is a sophomore from Michigan City, Indiana, who came to IUPUI to pursue a degree in elementary education. Like many other members, she became involved with DEAP through the Summer Bridge program at the start of her freshman year.

Vonna Murdock

Vonna Murdock is a senior at IUPUI graduating this May with a degree in exercise science. She joined DEAP when she was new to campus four years ago.