By Christi Mays
When you talk to Treasure Unique Hines, you can tell there is something about her that is just as special as her name. Maybe it’s her spirited energy or the way she beams when she talks about her days at UMHB. Treasure’s confident yet humble presence makes it obvious she was meant to do something transformative with her life, and that’s exactly what she plans to do. Treasure, who graduated this May with a degree in social work, is headed to graduate school to become a forensic social worker to help children who have experienced or witnessed terrible situations, such as human trafficking, abuse, domestic violence, and even murder.
The Linden, Texas, native didn’t always want to be a forensic social worker. She had her sights set on nursing, one of the things that attracted her to UMHB. She said she had long dreamed of being in a “helping” profession and thought nursing was perfect. Her mind was opened to countless other career possibilities after she met some social work students, and her heart soon told her that helping children was the path for which she was destined.