Avis Frieson is a mother, grandmother, wife, full-time employee, and current college student. Determined to see her three children achieve their own successes before focusing on her personal goals, Avis put college on hold as a young adult. She supported her children through high school diplomas, undergraduate degrees, and a master’s program. She recognizes how those educational opportunities have impacted their lives so greatly.
In 2011, Avis joined the IUPUI student family in pursuit of an associate degree. She was paired with success coach Desiree Jaynes who helped Avis navigate the process of becoming an adult learner and equipped her with the resources needed in preparation for a successful transition. “Desiree is phenomenal. She knows me, assists me step-by-step, and takes all of the guesswork out of it.”