student honors

For the Record: Sept. 26, 2008

SMU’S Decima chapter of the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society was honored for excellence at the 2008 Mortar Board National Conference, held in July in Columbus, Ohio. The group was one of 59 chapters to receive the Silver Torch Award, presented to chapters “executing timeliness and dedication while exemplifying the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service.” Chapter President Lauren Smyth was present to accept the award.

Junior business major Mercedes Ulibari has been named a member of KPMG LLP’s 2008 Future Diversity Leaders (FDL) class. She is among 51 students from across the nation who were chosen “as a result of their commitment to high academic achievement, community and campus involvement and active participation in diversity organizations.” The FDL program provides leadership training and financial support for outstanding minority undergraduate business students as part of a continuing effort to increase and support minority representation in the accounting profession.

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Hot Links: Marta Lesniak wins wild-card Pro Classic berth

SMU tennis player Marta LesniakFirst-year tennis player Marta Lesniak dropped only one set during the entire tournament to win the wild card draw of the Fidelity-Southlake Women’s Pro Classic Sept. 21. She also paired with junior Sophie Quist to defeat several pairs of professional players and win the doubles draw. Read more.

Sophomore runner Silje Fjortoft, Conference USA’s 2007 Freshman of the Year, has been named the C-USA Athlete of the Week after clocking a first-place time of 16:33.03 over the 5,000-meter course at the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station Sept. 20. Fjortoft ran more than 40 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor to win the race. Read more.

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