My name is Chad Campbell. I’m a senior from Abilene, Texas, majoring in history with a minor in German. As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated by the past, thus, my choice of majoring in history at Tech. Once I receive my undergraduate degree, I plan to pursue a degree in museum studies or historic preservation. Outside of the traditional classroom setting, I’m a member of various honor societies and groups at Tech such as the Bayless Board, which is a group of students that oversee the Bayless Elementary Mentoring Program through the Honors College in which I mentor as well. Also, I’m affiliated with the Honors College Undergraduate Research Scholars Program where I’m part of a team that is designing a digital educational tool to teach students about the Holocaust during the Second World War. In addition, I’m also researching the possibility of preserving two buildings in Dallas, Texas, related to Bonnie and Clyde as a means of educating others on the Great Depression. As a result of the project so far, I have had the privilege of speaking at three conferences in Seattle, Washington; Asheville, North Carolina, and at Tech. Aside from school, my hobbies include trips to museums, historic sites, and collecting things myself. I’m an avid collector of weaponry, clothing, equipment, books, and everything in between, during the period lasting from the First World War to the Second World War, primarily things related to Texas and my hometown of Abilene. Mortar Board, for me, is a culmination of all of these pursuits, passions, and opportunities. However, it’s also a new beginning, leading me to something greater where I can be of service to others. It’s a privilege and honor to be a part of the Texas Tech Chapter of Mortar Board.