Top Honors Graduate Off to Carnegie Mellon

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Daniel Carrying the College Gonfalon during Commencement

Daniel Barrett Whitefield, a graduating senior from Odessa, Texas, has accepted a prestigious scholarship offer to study Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.  At LCU Daniel excelled in the classroom with three majors — Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology — and finished with 4.00 grade point averages in all three.  During his LCU years, he has been a major participant in undergraduate research, presenting his projects at regional and national conferences, including the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

But Daniel also has been an active leader outside of academic settings.  He traveled to Ukraine each summer to work with children at a large camp, sang in the university chorus throughout college, and served his men’s social club as its president.  He also spent a semester working at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, participating in LCU’s Washington internship program.

“We are very pleased for Daniel,” said Honors Program director Dr. Stacy Patty.  “Daniel came to us as a very gifted student from Odessa’s Permian High School, and we knew he would go far.  His scholarship to attend Carnegie Mellon is a testimony to his hard work and to the quality of the Lubbock Christian University Honors faculty.”

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