CBU has named two engineering students, Lauren Harrett (Civil Engineering ’15) and Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering ’15) as part of its 2015 Class of CBU Lasallian Fellows.
CBU Lasallian Fellowships are presented annually to five members of the senior class based upon the reflection of Lasallian values in their scholarship, leadership, and service. Each student was nominated by a member of the CBU faculty or staff because of academic excellence, commitment to social justice, the active nature of his or her faith, and an inspired approach to change-making. Upon graduation, the Fellows will be awarded $5,000 as a means of perpetuating their work in the community. The Fellowships are made possible through the creative generosity of Joyce Mollerup and Robert Buckman.
Lauren Harrett — CE’15
Lauren Harrett is an outstanding student who fully embraces the Lasallian values of faith, service and community and uses her initiative, creativity, leadership skills and academic achievement to further the welfare of others at CBU, the Memphis community, and the world at large. Lauren is motivated by her strong faith life and is an active member of the Sunday night Mass group serving as lector and a member of the group that leads the music.
Lauren, a civil engineering major who has already completed three internships with Toyota Motor Corporation, is a member of the CBU Honors Program and sits on the board of directors of Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center through the servant-leadership program, Brothers’ Keepers. She is a proud Big Geek mentor to several younger honors students, and also serves as a CBU President’s Ambassador, a position of great responsibility as CBU seeks to attract other bright and highly motivated students like Lauren. She is a two-sport varsity athlete at CBU, competing in tennis and golf and has shown her leadership skills as the golf team captain. Using her passion as a catalyst to help others, as a participant in The First Tee of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky she coached groups of underprivileged children in life skills and leadership through the game of golf.
Lauren was selected to participate in the United Nations World Youth Peace Summit in Hartford, Connecticut, an organization that helps develop scholar-athletes and scholar-artists from around the world into successful peace advocates. Lauren is an officer in the Society for Women Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In fact, she demonstrated her management skills as Conference Chair for the 2014 ASCE Deep South Conference, which has thirteen member universities in West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. This was an enormous undertaking for a small school like CBU to host. Lauren eagerly “stepped up to the plate” to assume the responsibility of organizing the conference and did a fantastic job!
It is for all these reasons and many more that students who know Lauren Harrett best call her Wonder Woman, faculty who have taught her wish other students were more like her, and that she so richly deserves being named a 2014-2015 CBU Lasallian Fellow.
Mallory Harvey – CE’14
Mallory Harvey leads by example and believes one obtains success by earning it. She embodies the best of CBU and lives her faith every day as evidenced by her respect, support, and treatment of her peers, faculty and the CBU community. She has been a leader in the Science Olympiad, Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council (MJEC) Engineers Week Student Contest, and MATHCOUNTS, a middle school math competition. She has travelled to California to promote engineering at CBU and, conduct workshops for high school students to prepare them for a college major and career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Mallory is President and a founding member of the student chapter of Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) and Vice-President of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She is a Technical Assistant for the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology (IJAPT) where she uses her knowledge of packaging, research abilities, technical writing skills, and computer expertise to contribute to the publication of the international journal. She has 13 publications and is one of approximately 250 individuals worldwide that is certified by ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) as an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician. It is clear that she is an individual who recognizes opportunities for change and has the resources, enthusiasm, and dedication to help initiate those changes.
While Mallory is already an outstanding young professional, she is also dedicated to serving the broader community. She not only volunteers to assist with community activities, she often leads the activities by organizing the events and encouraging others to participate. One example of this is her leadership of September of Service (SOS) 2014. This is the first year the leadership positions were advertised to the entire campus and Mallory was the first to apply. Given her other leadership experiences, SOS 2014 is guaranteed to reach more members of the CBU and Memphis communities with Mallory as a part of the team. When asked why she wanted to lead SOS, Mallory wrote: “I want to be a part of the change making in a more involved manner. I want to improve Memphians’ quality of life. I want to challenge other students to do work that stands for something big. I want to share my enthusiasm in expressing the importance of charity and faith in the community.” Because of her innovative leadership and professionalism, as well as her volunteer spirit, Mallory Harvey has earned the title CBU Lasallian Fellow.