Alicia King My name is Alicia King, and I am a senior public relations and dance major from Lubbock, Texas. I am an ambassador for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and I work as the Administrative Assistant in the dance program at Texas Tech. I am also a social media intern for the Texas Tech National Wind Institute. Throughout college, I have participated in a variety of amazing student organizations including Golden Key International Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, Tech PR, University Dance Company, Dancers With Soul, and served as the treasurer of Chi Tau Epsilon for the 2015-2016 academic year. After I college, I plan on pursuing a career in public relations and teaching dance on the side.

Alicia King

My name is Alicia King, and I am a senior public relations and dance major from Lubbock, Texas. I am an ambassador for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and I work as the Administrative Assistant in the dance program at Texas Tech. I am also a social media intern for the Texas Tech National Wind Institute. Throughout college, I have participated in a variety of amazing student organizations including Golden Key International Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, Tech PR, University Dance Company, Dancers With Soul, and served as the treasurer of Chi Tau Epsilon for the 2015-2016 academic year. After I college, I plan on pursuing a career in public relations and teaching dance on the side.

Lyssa Bell Hi there! My name is Lyssa Bell, and I am very excited to be serving as the 2017-2018 Treasurer of the Forum Chapter of Mortar Board. I am a senior university studies major from Midland, Texas. Being a third generation Red Raider, I have always had strong ties both to Tech and the community of Lubbock. I transferred to Tech after graduating with my associate’s degree from Midland College. At Midland College, I really enjoyed my time as the President of Students in Philanthropy and the President of the Collegiate Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. I was also involved in the Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Kappa Delta honor societies, and was voted Midland College’s 2016 Homecoming Queen. Transferring to Texas Tech to complete my undergraduate degree has been an amazing decision. I am fortunate to be involved in the Honors College as an Undergraduate Research Scholar, and present my research at the 2017 CALUE Undergraduate Research Conference. This upcoming  year, I am looking forward to writing my senior thesis and graduating with Highest Honors from the Honors College. I am also a member of President’s Select, and love the organization because it allows me to serve Texas Tech by recruiting new Red Raiders. Additionally, I serve as the Alpha Iota Sigma Honor Society Chair, am the Community Service Chair in the Tech History Club, a new member of the worship team in the Christian sorority Sigma Phi Lambda, and an active member in the Tech Society for Interdisciplinary Studies. In the community, I volunteer for the National Ranching Heritage Center and mentor at the Harmony Science Academy. After graduation, I plan to pursue an MBA degree and work in the non-profit sector with Historic Preservation. In my free time, you can usually find me drinking iced coffee and playing fetch with my puppy, Aspen.  

Lyssa Bell

Hi there! My name is Lyssa Bell, and I am very excited to be serving as the 2017-2018 Treasurer of the Forum Chapter of Mortar Board. I am a senior university studies major from Midland, Texas. Being a third generation Red Raider, I have always had strong ties both to Tech and the community of Lubbock. I transferred to Tech after graduating with my associate’s degree from Midland College. At Midland College, I really enjoyed my time as the President of Students in Philanthropy and the President of the Collegiate Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. I was also involved in the Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Kappa Delta honor societies, and was voted Midland College’s 2016 Homecoming Queen. Transferring to Texas Tech to complete my undergraduate degree has been an amazing decision. I am fortunate to be involved in the Honors College as an Undergraduate Research Scholar, and present my research at the 2017 CALUE Undergraduate Research Conference. This upcoming  year, I am looking forward to writing my senior thesis and graduating with Highest Honors from the Honors College. I am also a member of President’s Select, and love the organization because it allows me to serve Texas Tech by recruiting new Red Raiders. Additionally, I serve as the Alpha Iota Sigma Honor Society Chair, am the Community Service Chair in the Tech History Club, a new member of the worship team in the Christian sorority Sigma Phi Lambda, and an active member in the Tech Society for Interdisciplinary Studies. In the community, I volunteer for the National Ranching Heritage Center and mentor at the Harmony Science Academy. After graduation, I plan to pursue an MBA degree and work in the non-profit sector with Historic Preservation. In my free time, you can usually find me drinking iced coffee and playing fetch with my puppy, Aspen.  

Sydney Stegint My name is Sydney Stegint, and I am a senior environmental & civil engineering double major from Glen Rose, Texas. This year I will be serving as the community service chair for Mortar Board. I also participate in a variety of other activities here at Texas Tech. I am the president for Texas Tech Panhellenic and am a member of the Society of Environmental Professionals, Chi Epsilon, Kappa Alpha Theta, Student Government, and Redeemer church. One of my most memorable moments at Texas Tech was when I was selected to represent my sorority as well as Texas Tech to lobby on behalf of Greek life in Washington DC. Some fun facts about me include are, in my free time I enjoy reading, listening to music and snowboarding. This summer I have been serving as a civil engineering intern for Webber construction. After college, I plan on attending graduate school to obtain my master’s degree in environmental engineering and hope to design water treatment plants when I finish.

Sydney Stegint

My name is Sydney Stegint, and I am a senior environmental & civil engineering double major from Glen Rose, Texas. This year I will be serving as the community service chair for Mortar Board. I also participate in a variety of other activities here at Texas Tech. I am the president for Texas Tech Panhellenic and am a member of the Society of Environmental Professionals, Chi Epsilon, Kappa Alpha Theta, Student Government, and Redeemer church. One of my most memorable moments at Texas Tech was when I was selected to represent my sorority as well as Texas Tech to lobby on behalf of Greek life in Washington DC. Some fun facts about me include are, in my free time I enjoy reading, listening to music and snowboarding. This summer I have been serving as a civil engineering intern for Webber construction. After college, I plan on attending graduate school to obtain my master’s degree in environmental engineering and hope to design water treatment plants when I finish.

 
Robbie Meyer SGA Liason

Robbie Meyer

SGA Liason

Cole Perkins Hi, my name is Cole Perkins and I am Senior at Texas Tech University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Animals Science. Agriculture has always been part of my life as I grew up on my family’s small cow-calf operation, in a rural town, in Central Texas. This childhood instilled a passion for agriculture within me. Throughout high school I participated in different high school competitions and events related to all aspects of the agricultural industry. This is what guided me to Texas Tech where I am focusing on the meat science side of the industry through both my major and the extracurricular activities within the meat science program. I plan to continue to focus on meat science and continue into graduate school to learn more about the industry and prepare for a job focused on marketing and consumer’s retail trends.

Cole Perkins

Hi, my name is Cole Perkins and I am Senior at Texas Tech University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Animals Science. Agriculture has always been part of my life as I grew up on my family’s small cow-calf operation, in a rural town, in Central Texas. This childhood instilled a passion for agriculture within me. Throughout high school I participated in different high school competitions and events related to all aspects of the agricultural industry. This is what guided me to Texas Tech where I am focusing on the meat science side of the industry through both my major and the extracurricular activities within the meat science program. I plan to continue to focus on meat science and continue into graduate school to learn more about the industry and prepare for a job focused on marketing and consumer’s retail trends.

Ben Melvin Scurry II My name is Melvin Scurry II, and I am a junior Accounting and Management Information Systems double major from Houston, Texas. I am the President of the Rawls Multicultural Student Business Association and serve as a Rawl’s Ambassador , also residing as their Vice President of Brand Management. I am also a member of the Rawls Business Leadership Program and SCREP of the National Association of Black Accountants. I have recently taken the role of being Mortar Board’s Social Chair and am very excited to serve you all. My free time consist of dancing as a member of Texas Tech’s Dancers with Soul: Hip Hop Dance Team. When I am not dancing, I am volunteering my time at the Burkhart Center for Autism or using my time and talents to help others. My goals consist of acquiring my CPA certification, build my accounting analytics career, starting my own business, and eventually going to get my PhD in accounting and teach.

Ben Melvin Scurry II

My name is Melvin Scurry II, and I am a junior Accounting and Management Information Systems double major from Houston, Texas. I am the President of the Rawls Multicultural Student Business Association and serve as a Rawl’s Ambassador , also residing as their Vice President of Brand Management. I am also a member of the Rawls Business Leadership Program and SCREP of the National Association of Black Accountants. I have recently taken the role of being Mortar Board’s Social Chair and am very excited to serve you all. My free time consist of dancing as a member of Texas Tech’s Dancers with Soul: Hip Hop Dance Team. When I am not dancing, I am volunteering my time at the Burkhart Center for Autism or using my time and talents to help others. My goals consist of acquiring my CPA certification, build my accounting analytics career, starting my own business, and eventually going to get my PhD in accounting and teach.

 
Jake Sellers My name is Jake Sellers, and I am a senior microbiology major from Odessa, Texas. I am serving as Mortar Board’s Alumni Relations Chairman this year. Outside of Mortar Board, I am very involved on the Texas Tech campus. I am the current President and Founding Father of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. I am also on the Interfraternity Council’s executive team as the Vice President of Public Relations. For the Student Government Association, I hold a seat on the Arts and Sciences College Senate. Last year I also was a founding member for the Tri-Beta biology society, and I now serve as the current Public Relations Officer. Through Dr. Dini, I have enjoyed teaching students in the general biology lab as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant. Being a member of the Honors College, I have been accepted as an Undergraduate Research Scholar. I tend to stay busy on my personal microbiology research project under my amazing mentor, Dr. Wakeman. I work during the summer as a surgical assistant at West Texas Oral and Facial Surgery, and I find fulfillment in volunteering at the Emergency Center in the Health Sciences Center here at Tech. Helping distressed patients and families in critical condition has opened my eyes, and it has assured me of my future purpose. I hope to one day attend medical school and pursue a career as a surgeon

Jake Sellers

My name is Jake Sellers, and I am a senior microbiology major from Odessa, Texas. I am serving as Mortar Board’s Alumni Relations Chairman this year. Outside of Mortar Board, I am very involved on the Texas Tech campus. I am the current President and Founding Father of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. I am also on the Interfraternity Council’s executive team as the Vice President of Public Relations. For the Student Government Association, I hold a seat on the Arts and Sciences College Senate. Last year I also was a founding member for the Tri-Beta biology society, and I now serve as the current Public Relations Officer. Through Dr. Dini, I have enjoyed teaching students in the general biology lab as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant. Being a member of the Honors College, I have been accepted as an Undergraduate Research Scholar. I tend to stay busy on my personal microbiology research project under my amazing mentor, Dr. Wakeman. I work during the summer as a surgical assistant at West Texas Oral and Facial Surgery, and I find fulfillment in volunteering at the Emergency Center in the Health Sciences Center here at Tech. Helping distressed patients and families in critical condition has opened my eyes, and it has assured me of my future purpose. I hope to one day attend medical school and pursue a career as a surgeon

Laura Ragesdale Hello all! My name is Laura Ragsdale and I am so excited to serve as the Director of Communications of Mortar Board. I have so loved and cherished my time at this amazing university. Texas Tech has given me numerous opportunity to meet wonderful, smart, and great people, and get involved on campus.  While at Tech, I have been a busy bee. I am a member to the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. I love serving the people in this organization and I felt the best way to do so was to offer my time and ability to the chapter. I currently serve as the chapter president and have loved every second of it. My involvement in Pi Phi lead me to be a Chancellor Ambassador which has been awesome. I have networked with so many people and have loved serving my school. One interesting fact or love of mine is sports. Being a segment producer for Fox Sports Southwest’s Double T Insider has been one of the many highlights in my college career! I love working with the athletic department and media team! After I graduate I plan to go to get a dual masters in mass communication and business. I cannot wait to see what the future holds!

Laura Ragesdale

Hello all! My name is Laura Ragsdale and I am so excited to serve as the Director of Communications of Mortar Board. I have so loved and cherished my time at this amazing university. Texas Tech has given me numerous opportunity to meet wonderful, smart, and great people, and get involved on campus.  While at Tech, I have been a busy bee. I am a member to the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. I love serving the people in this organization and I felt the best way to do so was to offer my time and ability to the chapter. I currently serve as the chapter president and have loved every second of it. My involvement in Pi Phi lead me to be a Chancellor Ambassador which has been awesome. I have networked with so many people and have loved serving my school. One interesting fact or love of mine is sports. Being a segment producer for Fox Sports Southwest’s Double T Insider has been one of the many highlights in my college career! I love working with the athletic department and media team! After I graduate I plan to go to get a dual masters in mass communication and business. I cannot wait to see what the future holds!

Micaela Reed My name is Micaela Reed, and I am a senior Chemical Engineering major here at Texas Tech. I am from Houston, Texas, and I come from a big family! I consider myself a very outgoing individual, and I love to meet new people and share my passion for Texas Tech. Since arriving on campus freshman year, I have had the pleasure of being an active member of several on campus organizations such as President’s Select, Chi Omega, the Panhellenic Council, and the Alpha Lamda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma honor society. This past year, I helped found the Texas Tech Student Loyalty Council, an organization that raises money for student scholarships by accepting small donations from the student body. In our first year, we successfully started our own scholarship endowment, and raised over $25,000 that will benefit future Red Raiders. I must say, this has probably been my biggest accomplishment as a Texas Tech Student - and it could not have done a better job of preparing me to be the Scholarship Chair of the Mortar Board Forum Chapter! When I’m not in school, you can find me interning in Pensacola, Florida for ExxonMobil - who I am hoping to go to work for after graduation.

Micaela Reed

My name is Micaela Reed, and I am a senior Chemical Engineering major here at Texas Tech. I am from Houston, Texas, and I come from a big family! I consider myself a very outgoing individual, and I love to meet new people and share my passion for Texas Tech. Since arriving on campus freshman year, I have had the pleasure of being an active member of several on campus organizations such as President’s Select, Chi Omega, the Panhellenic Council, and the Alpha Lamda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma honor society. This past year, I helped found the Texas Tech Student Loyalty Council, an organization that raises money for student scholarships by accepting small donations from the student body. In our first year, we successfully started our own scholarship endowment, and raised over $25,000 that will benefit future Red Raiders. I must say, this has probably been my biggest accomplishment as a Texas Tech Student - and it could not have done a better job of preparing me to be the Scholarship Chair of the Mortar Board Forum Chapter! When I’m not in school, you can find me interning in Pensacola, Florida for ExxonMobil - who I am hoping to go to work for after graduation.