Kaylynn Kiker, Alumni Relations   Hello! My name is Kaylynn Kiker and I am an Animal Science student from the small town of Allison, Texas. This year I am serving as the Alumni Relations Chair for Texas Tech Mortar Board. Outside of Mortar Board I am very involved in all things Texas Tech and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Throughout my last three years at TTU I have served in various leadership capacities and organizations including: SGA Freshmen Leadership Association, AgriTechsans, Chancellors Ambassador, Block and Bridle, CASNR Matador Institute of Leadership Engagement, and as president of both Student Agricultural Council and the Ambassadors for Agriculture. I bleed red and black and I am thankful for any opportunity to give back! One of my most memorable experiences from my time as a student has to be my study abroad trip to Thailand. On this trip we got to experience Thai culture, ride an elephant, and eat some really yummy food...what more could a girl ask for? After college I have interest in working within the animal health industry. I was raised on a cattle ranch, so a passion for animal agriculture was instilled in me at a young age. I can't wait to one day contribute to an industry that is responsible for feeding the world and I am so grateful for the wonderful foundation that TTU has given me to do so. Wreck'em Tech!

Kaylynn Kiker, Alumni Relations

Hello! My name is Kaylynn Kiker and I am an Animal Science student from the small town of Allison, Texas. This year I am serving as the Alumni Relations Chair for Texas Tech Mortar Board. Outside of Mortar Board I am very involved in all things Texas Tech and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Throughout my last three years at TTU I have served in various leadership capacities and organizations including: SGA Freshmen Leadership Association, AgriTechsans, Chancellors Ambassador, Block and Bridle, CASNR Matador Institute of Leadership Engagement, and as president of both Student Agricultural Council and the Ambassadors for Agriculture. I bleed red and black and I am thankful for any opportunity to give back! One of my most memorable experiences from my time as a student has to be my study abroad trip to Thailand. On this trip we got to experience Thai culture, ride an elephant, and eat some really yummy food...what more could a girl ask for? After college I have interest in working within the animal health industry. I was raised on a cattle ranch, so a passion for animal agriculture was instilled in me at a young age. I can't wait to one day contribute to an industry that is responsible for feeding the world and I am so grateful for the wonderful foundation that TTU has given me to do so. Wreck'em Tech!

  Cari Whittenburg, Community Service   Hi! My name is Cari Whittenburg and I am very excited to be serving as the 2018-2019 Community Service Chair of the Forum Chapter of Mortar Board. I am a senior communication studies major/history minor from San Angelo, Texas. I currently serve as a College of Media and Communications Dean’s Student Ambassador, Vice President of Alumni and Professional Relations of the Texas Tech Communication Studies Society, and Risk Management Chair of the Phi Eta Chapter of Tri Delta. Over the past several years, I have enjoyed being involved in various student organizations on campus including the Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Studies Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta & Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Societies, and Rho Lambda Greek Honor Society. As a member of Tri Delta, I have been very involved in our philanthropy, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and am very proud of our fundraising efforts that help these amazing kids! I was fortunate to have the opportunity to represent Texas Tech this past summer in London as part of the MCOM study abroad program, an experience I will never forget! I serve as an intern for the Remnant Trust and the National Ranching Heritage Center and have learned so much through these opportunities. I am very excited to begin my graduate school applications during the fall semester and plan to pursue a master’s degree in communication studies as my next step in education. I have a passion for art and history and hope to work in the education or programs department of a museum one day. During my spare time, I love to read, travel and spend time with my friends and family. I absolutely love being a Red Raider and look forward to seeing what the future holds!

Cari Whittenburg, Community Service

Hi! My name is Cari Whittenburg and I am very excited to be serving as the 2018-2019 Community Service Chair of the Forum Chapter of Mortar Board. I am a senior communication studies major/history minor from San Angelo, Texas. I currently serve as a College of Media and Communications Dean’s Student Ambassador, Vice President of Alumni and Professional Relations of the Texas Tech Communication Studies Society, and Risk Management Chair of the Phi Eta Chapter of Tri Delta. Over the past several years, I have enjoyed being involved in various student organizations on campus including the Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Studies Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta & Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Societies, and Rho Lambda Greek Honor Society. As a member of Tri Delta, I have been very involved in our philanthropy, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and am very proud of our fundraising efforts that help these amazing kids! I was fortunate to have the opportunity to represent Texas Tech this past summer in London as part of the MCOM study abroad program, an experience I will never forget! I serve as an intern for the Remnant Trust and the National Ranching Heritage Center and have learned so much through these opportunities. I am very excited to begin my graduate school applications during the fall semester and plan to pursue a master’s degree in communication studies as my next step in education. I have a passion for art and history and hope to work in the education or programs department of a museum one day. During my spare time, I love to read, travel and spend time with my friends and family. I absolutely love being a Red Raider and look forward to seeing what the future holds!

  Lauren Lund, Director of Communications   My name is Lauren Lund and I am honored and blessed to be inducted into the Forum Chapter of Mortar Board at Texas Tech. In addition, I am excited to serve as the Director of Communications for the next year. I am a senior from Omaha, Nebraska majoring in Nutrition Science and Dietetics. Within the next year, I will be matched with a Dietetic Internship across the United States and will work on a Master's degree in Nutrition Science. After completing the internship I will receive my Registered Dietitian License. This year I will be completing my fourth year on the Texas Tech Pom Squad. Dance has always been a passion for me, and my time dancing at Texas Tech has been a dream come true. In my time here, I have danced in the Chinese Tourism Festival in Shangai, China, won the 2017 D1A Jazz National Championship, and the 2018 D1A Jazz and Pom National Championship. These prove to be the greatest accomplishments of my life! As a member of the pom squad, I cheer at football, basketball, volleyball, and numerous other athletic events. Outside of my hectic pom schedule, I am the Texas Academy - North Region Liaison for the Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I also am the Texas Tech Sports Nutrition Intern and assist the athletic dietitians in the athletic facilites. Last summer, I studied abroad in South Africa learning about community nutrition projects in place across the country. It was an incredible, humbling experience that I will never forget. On Wednesday nights you can catch me teaching young dancers at a local dance studio followed by studying late at the library. I love Texas Tech with all my heart and always strive for honor in everything I do. Wreck 'Em!!!

Lauren Lund, Director of Communications

My name is Lauren Lund and I am honored and blessed to be inducted into the Forum Chapter of Mortar Board at Texas Tech. In addition, I am excited to serve as the Director of Communications for the next year. I am a senior from Omaha, Nebraska majoring in Nutrition Science and Dietetics. Within the next year, I will be matched with a Dietetic Internship across the United States and will work on a Master's degree in Nutrition Science. After completing the internship I will receive my Registered Dietitian License. This year I will be completing my fourth year on the Texas Tech Pom Squad. Dance has always been a passion for me, and my time dancing at Texas Tech has been a dream come true. In my time here, I have danced in the Chinese Tourism Festival in Shangai, China, won the 2017 D1A Jazz National Championship, and the 2018 D1A Jazz and Pom National Championship. These prove to be the greatest accomplishments of my life! As a member of the pom squad, I cheer at football, basketball, volleyball, and numerous other athletic events. Outside of my hectic pom schedule, I am the Texas Academy - North Region Liaison for the Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I also am the Texas Tech Sports Nutrition Intern and assist the athletic dietitians in the athletic facilites. Last summer, I studied abroad in South Africa learning about community nutrition projects in place across the country. It was an incredible, humbling experience that I will never forget. On Wednesday nights you can catch me teaching young dancers at a local dance studio followed by studying late at the library. I love Texas Tech with all my heart and always strive for honor in everything I do. Wreck 'Em!!!

 
 
  Tingzeng Wang, Scholarship   Hey there! My name is Tingzeng Wang, and I am a junior cell and molecular biology major from Lubbock, Texas. This year, I will be serving as the scholarship chair for Mortar Board while continuing my role as vice president of the STEM & Leaf Corp- a free tutoring group that endeavors to improve the quality of education in the local community by working with student at various high schools and middle schools in Lubbock. In past semesters, I’ve served as the vice president of the Chinese Language and Culture Club and participated in activities as a member of HON (the Honor’s service organization) as well as a member of AMSA (American Medical Student Association). In addition, I’ve worked on campus for three semesters as a tutor for various courses in biology, chemistry, math, and English at the Learning Center, and this semester I will serve as an SI leader for Organic Chemistry I. Finally, I have been blessed with the opportunity engage in research here at Texas Tech (with the department of Environmental Toxicology through the URS program) and over the summer at UT Austin/Dell Medical School. I am passionate about combining science and education, scholarship and service, and I hope to incorporate both research and teaching into my future career. In my free time, I enjoy experimenting with food, singing in the shower, and day dreaming.

Tingzeng Wang, Scholarship

Hey there! My name is Tingzeng Wang, and I am a junior cell and molecular biology major from Lubbock, Texas. This year, I will be serving as the scholarship chair for Mortar Board while continuing my role as vice president of the STEM & Leaf Corp- a free tutoring group that endeavors to improve the quality of education in the local community by working with student at various high schools and middle schools in Lubbock. In past semesters, I’ve served as the vice president of the Chinese Language and Culture Club and participated in activities as a member of HON (the Honor’s service organization) as well as a member of AMSA (American Medical Student Association). In addition, I’ve worked on campus for three semesters as a tutor for various courses in biology, chemistry, math, and English at the Learning Center, and this semester I will serve as an SI leader for Organic Chemistry I. Finally, I have been blessed with the opportunity engage in research here at Texas Tech (with the department of Environmental Toxicology through the URS program) and over the summer at UT Austin/Dell Medical School. I am passionate about combining science and education, scholarship and service, and I hope to incorporate both research and teaching into my future career. In my free time, I enjoy experimenting with food, singing in the shower, and day dreaming.

  Audrey Wren, Pres for a Day   Hi, my name is Audrey Wren, and I am a junior speech, language, and hearing sciences major from Texico, New Mexico. I am currently serving as the President for a Day chair for Mortar Board during the 2018-2019 school year. Throughout my years at Tech I have enjoyed becoming involved in several organizations on campus including Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women and the National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association. I also currently serve as the secretary of President’s Select. One of my favorite experiences as a Texas Tech student was when I was selected to be an undergraduate teaching assistant for human anatomy. I am truly grateful for the numerous opportunities this university has provided me. After graduating, I plan on getting a master’s degree in speech pathology or audiology to pursue a career involving children.

Audrey Wren, Pres for a Day

Hi, my name is Audrey Wren, and I am a junior speech, language, and hearing sciences major from Texico, New Mexico. I am currently serving as the President for a Day chair for Mortar Board during the 2018-2019 school year. Throughout my years at Tech I have enjoyed becoming involved in several organizations on campus including Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women and the National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association. I also currently serve as the secretary of President’s Select. One of my favorite experiences as a Texas Tech student was when I was selected to be an undergraduate teaching assistant for human anatomy. I am truly grateful for the numerous opportunities this university has provided me. After graduating, I plan on getting a master’s degree in speech pathology or audiology to pursue a career involving children.

  Eric Kennison, Tapping Chair   My name is Eric Kennison and I am a senior Biochemistry/ Pre-Pharmacy major with a minor in Biology from Highland Village, Texas. I am a member of several different organizations on campus. I am the President of the Tech Lions Club, a member in President’s Select, the Pre-Pharmacy Club, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, and have completed an on campus leadership seminar called REAL. I also am a student in the Honors College here at Tech and participate in Undergraduate Research in the Chemistry Department through the Honors College. I work as a Pharmacy Technician at CVS/ Pharmacy as well as a Student Assistant for Undergraduate Admissions at the Visitor’s Center in West Hall on campus. I have been blessed to study abroad twice with Texas Tech. In the summer of 2017, I spent six weeks at the Center in Seville learning Spanish. In May of 2018, I completed my Honors College summit course by hiking the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain. After graduation, I hope to attend the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy in Abilene and work towards earning my PharmD. And MBA and one day practice pharmacy at a major retail chain such as CVS. Wreck Em!

Eric Kennison, Tapping Chair

My name is Eric Kennison and I am a senior Biochemistry/ Pre-Pharmacy major with a minor in Biology from Highland Village, Texas. I am a member of several different organizations on campus. I am the President of the Tech Lions Club, a member in President’s Select, the Pre-Pharmacy Club, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, and have completed an on campus leadership seminar called REAL. I also am a student in the Honors College here at Tech and participate in Undergraduate Research in the Chemistry Department through the Honors College. I work as a Pharmacy Technician at CVS/ Pharmacy as well as a Student Assistant for Undergraduate Admissions at the Visitor’s Center in West Hall on campus. I have been blessed to study abroad twice with Texas Tech. In the summer of 2017, I spent six weeks at the Center in Seville learning Spanish. In May of 2018, I completed my Honors College summit course by hiking the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain. After graduation, I hope to attend the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy in Abilene and work towards earning my PharmD. And MBA and one day practice pharmacy at a major retail chain such as CVS. Wreck Em!