This column serves as a spotlight, highlighting the everyday people who work and live in Callaway County. The Fulton Sun takes a moment with someone who is not usually featured in the news, but is just as instrumental in making our community the strong and beautiful place we all know and love.
Treshawn Gause is a senior at William Woods University and is majoring in exercise science. Gause is a member of the WWU men's basketball team. He is originally from Springdale, Arkansas.
Q. What was your first job?
A. Reffing youth basketball games. I do it every summer, actually, but I started my junior year of high school doing it at the Springdale Youth Center.
Q. Who most inspires you (living or dead)?
A. My parents. I see them getting up and going to work and providing for me and my younger sister every day.
Q. What have you done in life that was most fulfilling?
A. So far, I would say getting my associate degree in junior college as of right now because I haven't gotten my bachelor's yet. I got my associate at Eastern Oklahoma State College.
Q. What is something you are proud of that you have been recognized for?
A. I think I've always tried to exhibit being a leader and not a follower, and that's something people have recognized in me. My parents instilled that in me from day one.
Q. What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
A. If everything went perfectly, definitely basketball on a professional level. That's my dream job. But after finishing my education and getting my bachelor's in April, coaching is what I want to pursue.
Q. What profession would you not like to do?
A. I would not want to be a scientist (laughs). I just don't like science like that.
Q. What is something that nobody would be able to assume about you?
A. I'm lowkey kind of shy.
Q. What is your favorite thing about Callaway County?
A. There's not as much traffic (laughs). That's definitely what I think is the best part about it.