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.