Texas Tech University

College of Human Sciences May 2021 Banner Bearer

Hannah Fields

May 18, 2021

Nicholas Kendrick

Human Sciences Interdisciplinary Major Nicholas Kendrick is the May 2021 Banner Bearer for the College of Human Sciences

The College of Human Sciences (COHS) selected Nicholas Kendrick as the May 2021 Banner Bearer. Kendrick graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Human Sciences Interdisciplinary (Nutrition, Chemistry, and Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences) major and a minor in Spanish.

“I chose Human Sciences because I knew I wanted to go to medical school, and I wanted the flexibility that Human Sciences provided, allowing me to study other areas in medicine that I find interesting but aren't necessarily included in a traditional hard sciences curriculum,” Kendrick said.

Kendrick said that the defining characteristic of the College of Human Sciences is the people and their dedication to service. 

“Human Sciences has an all-around amazing culture that's characterized by people who are dedicated to wanting to serve others,” Kendrick explained. “I think, as a result, the people are incredibly friendly which really creates a collaborative community feeling in terms of the learning environment.”

During his time as a student, Kendrick served as a College of Human Sciences Student Ambassador, first as a member then as an officer in the position of Secretary/Treasurer. COHS Student Ambassadors are undergraduates who work to recruit students from Lubbock and throughout Texas by sharing their stories and experiences illustrating the endless possibilities for Texas Tech and College of Human Sciences students. 

As an ambassador, Kendrick attended recruitment events such as College & Career Nights at local high schools and Raider Roadshows. He also traveled with the COHS Recruitment Office to Dallas for their Human Sciences Dean's Merit Scholarship Dinner. At each event he attended, Kendrick spoke to prospective students and their families about all things Human Sciences: majors, student organizations, student life, professors, classes, and much more. 

In addition, Kendrick expressed heartfelt gratitude for being chosen as banner bearer by the College of Human Sciences, which he also credits for preparing him for his career path as a physician. 

“It was an amazing feeling to be selected as the banner bearer. Over the past four years I've been fortunate to have been able to spend my time volunteering in and giving back to the college that has given me so many opportunities,” Kendrick said. “I'm incredibly appreciative I was selected to be able to give back one last time as a student.”

Kendrick will be attending medical school at Des Moines University in the fall, with the intent to pursue a doctorate in osteopathic medicine.