Congratulations to New Mortar Board Scholar!

Kendall transferred to USD her sophomore year from Southern Methodist University. During the summer of 2008, she went on a missionary trip to Malawi, Africa. She explains " was there that I realized my calling to be an elementary teacher. I worked with Malawian children every day and my heart was completely changed. After seeing the lack of educational opportunity elsewhere in the world, I would love to teach abroad at some point in my life to help this problem. Along with that, I would love to teach children anywhere from fourth to eight grade! Teaching is by far the most rewarding thing I have ever done and I look forward to dedicating my life to doing exactly that!"

The Mortar Board, a national honor society for college seniors, recognizes its elected members each year for their scholastic achievement, outstanding leadership, and dedicated service to the university and community. To be eligible, students must have an overall GPA that places them in the top 35 percent of their class.