Nicole Lundberg My name is Nicole Lundberg, and I am a senior public relations and honors arts & letters double major from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am the president of the College of Media & Communication’s Dean’s Student Ambassadors and serve as an Honors Ambassador and a Chancellor’s Ambassador. I also work for Texas Tech’s Office of Research & Academic Communications where I write for Texas Tech Discoveries magazine and manage social media accounts. Throughout college, I have enjoyed participating in a variety of student organizations including Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Phi Lambda, Tech PR, First Baptist Church, and Phi Kappa Phi. While I have had many exciting moments at Texas Tech, the highlight of my college career was receiving second place with honorable mention in the 2016 PRWeek Student of the Year competition, a national competition run by a major public relations publication. After college, I plan on pursuing a career in corporate communications and public relations.

Nicole Lundberg

My name is Nicole Lundberg, and I am a senior public relations and honors arts & letters double major from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am the president of the College of Media & Communication’s Dean’s Student Ambassadors and serve as an Honors Ambassador and a Chancellor’s Ambassador. I also work for Texas Tech’s Office of Research & Academic Communications where I write for Texas Tech Discoveries magazine and manage social media accounts. Throughout college, I have enjoyed participating in a variety of student organizations including Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Phi Lambda, Tech PR, First Baptist Church, and Phi Kappa Phi. While I have had many exciting moments at Texas Tech, the highlight of my college career was receiving second place with honorable mention in the 2016 PRWeek Student of the Year competition, a national competition run by a major public relations publication. After college, I plan on pursuing a career in corporate communications and public relations.

Marilyn Mathew Marilyn Mathew is a senior Cell and Molecular Biology major from Austin, Texas. She is currently President of the Scholar Service Organization through Center for the Integration STEM Education Research, an Undergraduate Research Scholar through the Texas Tech Honors College, Honors College First Year Experience Mentor, a member of Phi Kappa Phi, is the Eta Omicron Nu PWP chair. She states that "being part of mortar board has opened my eyes to some of the best and brightest at Texas Tech and I am honored to spend this year getting to know each and every member." She aspires to one day become a Pediatric Hematology and Oncologist and work in a Univeristy Hospital. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, watching movies, and talking philosophy.

Marilyn Mathew

Marilyn Mathew is a senior Cell and Molecular Biology major from Austin, Texas. She is currently President of the Scholar Service Organization through Center for the Integration STEM Education Research, an Undergraduate Research Scholar through the Texas Tech Honors College, Honors College First Year Experience Mentor, a member of Phi Kappa Phi, is the Eta Omicron Nu PWP chair. She states that "being part of mortar board has opened my eyes to some of the best and brightest at Texas Tech and I am honored to spend this year getting to know each and every member." She aspires to one day become a Pediatric Hematology and Oncologist and work in a Univeristy Hospital. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, watching movies, and talking philosophy.

Sydney Denman My name is Sydney Denman, and I am a senior Early Childhood Education major from The Colony, TX. While I have been at Tech, I have been involved in Tau Beta Sigma, the Goin’ Band from Raiderland, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Ambassadors of Human Sciences, Phi Upsilon Omicron, and now Mortar Board! The proudest moment of my college career has been maintaining my spot on the President’s List over the last 2 years. After college, I plan on finding a job as an Elementary School teacher and working on my masters to become a principal. Outside of school, I love doing service around the community and being with my friends. To me, Mortar Board means to set yourself to a higher standard than you have in the past in terms of service, leadership, and scholarship. I am proud to be in this organization and love being a Red Raider! Strive for Honor!

Sydney Denman

My name is Sydney Denman, and I am a senior Early Childhood Education major from The Colony, TX. While I have been at Tech, I have been involved in Tau Beta Sigma, the Goin’ Band from Raiderland, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Ambassadors of Human Sciences, Phi Upsilon Omicron, and now Mortar Board! The proudest moment of my college career has been maintaining my spot on the President’s List over the last 2 years. After college, I plan on finding a job as an Elementary School teacher and working on my masters to become a principal. Outside of school, I love doing service around the community and being with my friends. To me, Mortar Board means to set yourself to a higher standard than you have in the past in terms of service, leadership, and scholarship. I am proud to be in this organization and love being a Red Raider! Strive for Honor!

 
Farah Mechref My name is Farah Mechref and I'm a junior from Lubbock studying biochemistry. Throughout my time in college I've been involved in Student Government Association, the Women's Leadership Institute, President's Select, and Honors College Ambassadors to name a few. The proudest moment of my college career has been when I was named the chair of the Budget & Finance committee in SGA. After college, I plan on attending the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. Outside of school some of my hobbies include going to spin classes and binge watching episodes of Game of Thrones. Wreck 'em!

Farah Mechref

My name is Farah Mechref and I'm a junior from Lubbock studying biochemistry. Throughout my time in college I've been involved in Student Government Association, the Women's Leadership Institute, President's Select, and Honors College Ambassadors to name a few. The proudest moment of my college career has been when I was named the chair of the Budget & Finance committee in SGA. After college, I plan on attending the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. Outside of school some of my hobbies include going to spin classes and binge watching episodes of Game of Thrones. Wreck 'em!

Payton Cassidy My name is Payton Cassidy, and I am a nursing student from Gainesville, Tx. I am a Texas Tech Terry Scholar, and I am the intramural chair for my sorority, Chi Omega. I am actively involved on campus in various organizations like President's Select, Chancellor's Ambassadors, and I am the Vice President for the Texas Nursing School Association. I was part of the Budget and Finance committee for the Texas Tech Student Government Association, which allocated hundreds of thousands of dollars to student organizations on campus. I am currently the fundraising chair for Mortar Board and have raised almost $10,000 over the last four months. I have interned at North Texas Medical Center and shadowed doctors and nurses in six different fields of healthcare. I will graduate with my BSN a year early in May of 2017 and go on to work as an ICU nurse in the DFW area. After working for a year, I will apply for Texas Tech's nurse practitioner program and would also like to obtain my DNP to possibly teach for a nursing school in the distant future. God Bless 'Em and Wreck 'Em!

Payton Cassidy

My name is Payton Cassidy, and I am a nursing student from Gainesville, Tx. I am a Texas Tech Terry Scholar, and I am the intramural chair for my sorority, Chi Omega. I am actively involved on campus in various organizations like President's Select, Chancellor's Ambassadors, and I am the Vice President for the Texas Nursing School Association. I was part of the Budget and Finance committee for the Texas Tech Student Government Association, which allocated hundreds of thousands of dollars to student organizations on campus. I am currently the fundraising chair for Mortar Board and have raised almost $10,000 over the last four months. I have interned at North Texas Medical Center and shadowed doctors and nurses in six different fields of healthcare. I will graduate with my BSN a year early in May of 2017 and go on to work as an ICU nurse in the DFW area. After working for a year, I will apply for Texas Tech's nurse practitioner program and would also like to obtain my DNP to possibly teach for a nursing school in the distant future. God Bless 'Em and Wreck 'Em!

Ben Sharp Ben is an economics major from Borger, TX. During his time at Texas Tech, he has been involved in many student organizations including Beta Upsilon Chi Fraternity, Student Alumni Board, and the Student Government Association. Ben currently serves as the student body president and as the reigning homecoming king. In his spare time, he volunteers as a mentor through communities in schools. Ben is anticipating attending law school after graduation.

Ben Sharp

Ben is an economics major from Borger, TX. During his time at Texas Tech, he has been involved in many student organizations including Beta Upsilon Chi Fraternity, Student Alumni Board, and the Student Government Association. Ben currently serves as the student body president and as the reigning homecoming king. In his spare time, he volunteers as a mentor through communities in schools. Ben is anticipating attending law school after graduation.

 
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