Hi. My name is Hunter Hall and I am excited to serve as the president of Mortar Board. Currently, I am a senior energy commerce major from Farwell, Texas. During my time at Texas Tech I have been very involved in a diverse group of student organizations. I am a founding father of my fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, and served on the chapter’s first executive board as the Vice President of Risk Management. To further advance the Greek community, I am currently serving as the Executive Vice President of the Interfraternity Council. During my junior year, I represented the students at-large as a senator in the Student Government Association. I also was the chair of the campus infrastructure committee during my term as a senator. As an Energy Commerce major, I have completed two summer internships with oil and gas companies. As an intern with Anadarko Petroleum, I worked as a division order analyst which is primarily figuring divisions of interest of minerals for the company. As an intern for Concho Resources, I served as a land intern learning various methods of mineral and surface land management to be able to effectively and safely explore for oil and gas in the Permian Basin. I hope to work as a Landman after I graduate and pursue my own entrepreneurial endeavors. In addition to my professional development, I served on the executive board of the philanthropic organization Raiderthon. My pride for Texas Tech runs very deep! Both of my parents graduated from Texas Tech and during my junior year I was given the opportunity to represent my fraternity on homecoming court. One of my favorite memories at Texas Tech was being able to walk onto the field at half time of a football game with my mother and celebrate Tech’s rich history. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my Labrador, girlfriend, family, and friends. If you are even thinking about applying to mortar board, do it! It is an incredibly rewarding organization that will allow you to grow during your last year on campus. Wreck Em’ Tech and long live the matador!
My name is Amanda Miller, and I am a senior biochemistry major from Plano, Texas. I am the president of Eta Omicron Nu (HON), the official organization of the Texas Tech Honors College. I serve as a teaching assistant for Honors General Chemistry, an Undergraduate Research Scholar, an officer of the CISER Scholar Service Organization, and an Honors College Bayless Mentor. I also hold membership in the Double T Health Service Corps and the American Chemical Society. Some of my most meaningful experiences at Texas Tech include volunteering at the TTU Therapeutic Riding Center and shadowing an orthopedic surgeon at Covenant Children’s Hospital. My biggest accomplishment as an undergraduate was becoming one of 240 students to receive the 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious national award given to students who demonstrate outstanding research experience and the potential to lead a successful career in math, science, or engineering. Following my bachelor’s degree, I plan to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. and practice medicine as a pediatric surgeon.
My name is Parth Patel, and I am a senior microbiology major from Austin, Texas. I am serving as Mortar Board’s Vice President this year. Outside of Mortar Board, I am highly involved at Texas Tech. I am the current serving President and one of the co-founders of Tri-Beta biology honors society. This past year, I was elected as an Arts and Sciences senator for the Texas Tech Student Government Association. As a member of the Texas Tech Honors College, I have taken full advantage of all the opportunities they have to offer. I conduct research at the Health Sciences Center through their Undergraduate Research Scholar program. I am also an Honors First Year Experience Mentor, helping freshman honors students acclimate to college life in their first semester. Throughout the year, I volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House located at the TTUHSC helping provide aid to families with children born in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Throughout the year, I also spend time at the HSC in their internal medicine clinic shadowing specialties such as Nephrology and Endocrinology. I hope to one day attend medical school here at Texas Tech and pursue my career as a doctor.