Rawls senior Accounting major, Loren Hall, was recently selected as the Protégé of the Year by Mentor Tech. She earned this honor by displaying a desire to receive academic, social and cultural support, encouragement, and guidance while pursuing her academic and professional goals. Hall received the award - alongside her mentor, Dr. Francisco Delgadillo, Faculty Director for Diversity and Associate Professor of Practice in the Area of ISQS - at the 13th annual Mentor Tech Celebration Banquet on Friday, April 24.
"Dr. Delgadillo and I have worked on strategies to maintain an exceptional GPA and to become a leader of various student organizations. Gaining acceptance into the Rawls Business Leadership Program and the Mortar Board National Honor Society are direct reflections of the mentorship provided by Dr. Delgadillo through the Mentor Tech program," she said. "I believe that in order to be successful, you should be both ambitious and humble. Ambition without humility is a bird without wings."
"She, without doubt, deserves all the awards that she has received, and the best is yet to come!" Dr. Delgadillo said.
Hall, who will begin the Master of Science in Accounting program in the Fall, has been involved in multiple student organizations throughout her time at Texas Tech and the Rawls College, including the Carol of Lights Committee, the Multicultural Student Business Association, and the aforementioned Mortar Board National Honor Society and Rawls Business Leadership Program.
Outside the classroom, she has secured multiple internships with KPMG, a Big Four accounting firm. Also, last April, Hall served as Texas Tech's President for a Day, where she gained firsthand experience shadowing President Nellis and his staff.This supports the efforts outlined in the Rawls College of Business Strategic Plan. Learn more about the LEADER 2020 Strategic Plan and follow our progress on Twitter at #RawlsLeads.