My name is Adam Disque and I am the currently serving president of Texas Tech University’s Forum Chapter of Mortar Board. I am a senior within the 5-year Environmental Engineering program. I am originally from Wylie Texas, located north east of Dallas. While at Texas Tech, I have been involved in a multitude of student organizations which have all attributed to my personal and professional success. I have served multiple terms as an Engineering senator within the Student Government Association, and was previously the president of the Veteran’s Association, located at Texas Tech.
My personal impact on Texas Tech has been primarily focused on veteran integration into higher education. With the support from my spouse, we have helped stand up a veteran and non-traditional student affairs position within student government and resurrected the college of engineering’s engagement with student veterans to name a few.
Prior to attending Texas Tech University, I was stationed at Dyess Air Force Base as an enlisted airman. The experiences I gained from my military career as a Bioenvironmental Engineer are what I attribute to my decision to pursue Environmental Engineering.
As an Environmental Engineering major, I have held three summer internships. As an intern with General Dynamics, Ordinance and Tactical Systems, I spent one summer as an Environmental Safety and Health Intern where I worked to assist in factory-wide audits. I chose to return to General Dynamics my second summer to work as an Environmental engineering Intern where I was tasked with developing and improving existing waste treatment processes. My most recent internship experience was with Raytheon Missile Systems, where I worked as a Process Engineering Intern.
As I get closer to graduation, I am looking forward to either commissioning as an officer in the United States Air Force or furthering my career as an Environmental Engineer with one of the companies I have interned with.
Vice President of Membership
Hi! My name is Tristan Torres, and I am a senior public relations major minoring in music and political science. This year, I am serving as the Vice President of Membership for the Forum Chapter, and I am eager to begin the selection process for our new potential members! You may have also seen me running across the football fields on gameday as one of the former drum majors of the Goin’ Band, giving campus tours as a member of President’s Select, working the chancellor’s suite at football games as a Chancellor’s Ambassador, or tabling in the free speech area to hear concerns from students as a Senator At-Large for the Student Government Association. I just recently completed an internship in Washington, D.C. for both Texas Congressman Michael McCaul and Texas Senator Jon Cornyn. Prior to my time on the hill, I had the opportunity to intern with the Walt Disney Company as part of the Disney College Program in the spring of 2017, where I also got to hang out with some of my favorite Disney characters! My favorite part of Mortar Board is working with such talented and intelligent individuals to serve our university and the Lubbock community. I’m looking forward to an incredible year!
Hi! My name is Tina Zhu, and I am a junior Microbiology and Spanish double major from San Antonio, Texas. I currently serve as the Vice President of Mortar Board this year! We are so fortunate to have won the Ruth Weimer Mount Chapter Excellence Award (AKA MB Chapter of the Year!). You can find me on campus walking backwards on my tours for President’s Select, at the Honors College, serving as an Honors Ambassador, or in the science quad. I also serve as an Honors First-Year Experience Mentor where I help freshmen honors students acclimate to college. This year, I will be conducting research with Dr. Patrick Reynolds at the TTUHSC in the Pediatric Department as an Undergraduate Research Scholar. I am also an active member of my sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma. My most memorable experience in college so far was studying abroad in Seville, Spain in Summer 2017! I love meeting new people, traveling, and eating samples at Costco! After I graduate, I plan on attending medical school here at Texas Tech and fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a physician! Texas Tech has provided me with so many amazing opportunities, and I will always be grateful! Wreck ‘em forever!!
My name is Callie Gilmore and I am a senior at Texas Texas majoring in Management Information Systems and minoring in Data Analytics. I currently am serving as the Chief Operating Officer for my sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, and also have the honor of being apart of Rawls Ambassadors and Delta Sigma Pi professional fraternity. One of my favorite opportunities that Tech has provided was my study abroad experience after my freshman year. I got to spend a summer in Ireland and I will forever treasure that trip. I am extremely grateful for all of the opportunities that Texas Tech has given to me. After my junior year, I interned at a software company in Austin, TX called Planview, Inc. and this past summer I interned at Pioneer Natural Resources in Irving, TX as an IT intern. After graduation in May, I’m excited to be a representative of Texas Tech wherever I go. Texas Tech has shaped me into who I am and I am forever grateful for that.
Hey everyone! My name is Caroline Huey, and I am serving as the 2018-2019 Treasurer of the Forum Chapter of Mortar Board. I love Texas Tech University, and am so excited to give back to the University as well as the Lubbock community through this position. I am a senior Journalism major with minors in Public Relations and Sport Management. Sports have always excited me, but because I’m not particularly athletic (ha), I decided that the best way for me to get involved was through media coverage of the team. I currently work for Texas Tech Athletics Broadcast Services. Through this position, I film games and practices and put together content of TTU teams for social media and press. In the past, I have interned in Lubbock at KJTV Fox34 as well as through Texas Tech Athletics Communications. I also currently serve as the Campus Coordinator for Rent the Runway. At Tech, I serve on the ritual committee in Kappa Kappa Gamma, am a member of both Order of Omega as well as the Rho Lambda National Sorority Leadership Recognition Society and Junior Panhellenic. I am also involved in the collegiate honor societies Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma. However, my most valuable experience has been mentoring through the Texas Tech Honors College Bayless Elementary Mentoring Program. After graduation, I plan to pursue a career in college athletics creating multimedia content.