September 18, 2013
Texas Tech University’s Mortar Board president has been elected as a student representative to the National Council of Mortar Board.
Christopher Shulman, a senior marketing and business management major from Austin, was elected by collegiate delegates as one of two student representatives on the eight-person council.
“I am very proud to be representing Texas Tech as one of two students on the National Council,” Shulman said. “I am really enjoying my service so far and am excited to see what the next two years have in store.”
Mortar Board is a national honor society for college seniors who have superior achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. Only a few selected students on each campus are invited to join the society each year.
Francisco Delgadillo, an associate professor of practice in Texas Tech’s Rawls College of Business and Mortar Board Forum Chapter senior advisor, said Shulman was elected as a national representative over Mortar Board presidents from such schools as the University of Texas, Ohio State University and Northwestern University.
“Christopher has an extraordinary work ethic, a great attitude, as well as excellent leadership and academic skills, and he has used many opportunities at Texas Tech to showcase these qualities” Delgadillo said. “In addition, he is a charismatic person with a strong competitive drive.”
While at Texas Tech, Shulman has been a Chancellor’s Ambassador, Rawls Business Ambassador, Student Business Council President, instructor to BA 1101, a member of the Texas Tech Triathlon team and currently is interning for Chancellor Kent Hance.
“I view my service to the National Council as a learning experience. Not only is Mortar Board an honors society, it is also a business,” Shulman said. “Getting to serve on a board of directors and make decisions that will be applying to the education I have gotten here at Texas Tech in the Rawls College of Business is exciting.”
The purpose of Mortar Board’s National Council is to guide the long-term future of the organization.
“Christopher will use the leadership skills, knowledge, and experience that he has acquired at Texas Tech to become a very successful individual,” Delgadillo said. “It would not surprise me if Chancellor Hance will one day proudly tell stories about Chris just as he does about other distinguished alumni.”
The Rawls College of Business accounts for about 25 percent of Texas Tech graduates.
The college has a full-time teaching staff of roughly 100 in five departments: accounting, finance, information systems and quantitative science, management and marketing.
The college offers an accredited weekend MBA for Working Professionals program.
Dedicated to connecting students, alumni and employers, the Career Management Center assists Rawls College students with their transition to the world-of-work, and supplies prospective employers with top-notch candidates, ready to make an immediate contribution.