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Lucas’ Confidence Has Lasting Effect


Inside USD -- It could have been easy for Melissa Lucas to feel overwhelmed as a freshman upon her arrival at the University of San Diego in Fall 2007. It’s pretty normal for any student transitioning from high school to college to experience some kind of adjustment period.

But Lucas, a Mortar Board member who has enjoyed academic success from the get-go, has spent a semester in Washington D.C. and wrote a grant proposal for $1,500 — which officials awarded her idea more than three times that amount — geared to build confidence in USD female students during the sorority recruitment process, isn’t the norm. (Full Story)

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