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Clark Society Scholars

More than 20 years ago, the idea for a Clark Society scholarship grew out of a Clark Society Board meeting as a way to both directly impact students and promote awareness of the society. Now, 98 scholars later, the Clark Society Endowed Scholarship is one of the premier scholarships that support TCU seniors.

We are pleased to introduce the Clark Society Scholars for the 2021-2022 academic year. These scholars have been nominated by faculty and staff, and they represent TCU with the highest degree of character, leadership and sense of service. Please see below for more information about each of the 2021-2022 Clark Society Scholars. 

TCU Clark Society Scholar, Brennan Holt

Brennan Holt

Hometown: Penryn, California
Majors: Supply and Value Chain Management  |  Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Brennan’s service at TCU includes serving as the president of the BNSF Neeley Leadership Program (NLP), the New Member Academic Advisor for Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, a member of the TCU Special Olympics Club and a First Year Peer Coach.

Outside of TCU, Brennan started a strategic fundraising campaign for an innovative nonprofit organization that will bring access to clean water to developing nations. Not only has he learned valuable business-related skills through this endeavor, but he also learned the value of engaging in work that energizes him – he learned that every ounce of energy that he has given to this project has a lasting impact on the lives of other people.

His plans for after graduation are not yet in place; however, he says, "Regardless of where life takes me post-graduation, I know one thing to be true: I will be using the skills, knowledge, experience, and perspectives that I have gained at TCU to prepare me to make a genuine impact in the lives of others."
TCU Clark Society Scholar, Lau'Rent Honeycutt

Lau'Rent Honeycutt

Hometown: Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
Major: Marketing
Lau’Rent is the Executive Director of Dream Outside the Box and Student Body President of the Student Government Association. He serves on the National Association of Black Accountants, Neeley Leadership Program, Student Foundation and Beta Theta Pi.

Lau’Rent says his most significant contribution to TCU is serving on the DEI Committee in the Student Government Association. He was in charge of the social media campaign, "You Belong Here," and organized a photoshoot of students across campus who held up signs that described their identity. He said, "It was an amazing feeling to see Instagram light up with people posting their stories. So many people at the end of it said that it made them feel seen and valued at this school."

He has huge ambitions after graduation, and said, "Soon I will be leaving college, and the pressure of greed and ambition will be ever present. But I am not worried, because throughout my time here, I have learned from the teaching of this school. To lead is not to think about your gains but the betterment of everyone else. I am proud to hold in my heart a moral compass that points towards care and responsiveness. It is on us to think of the left-out voices and to champion causes that support all."
TCU Clark Society Scholar, Chloe Ricke

Chloe Ricke

Hometown: Batavia, Illinois
Major: Biology  |  John V. Roach Honors College
Chloe has been involved with the Student Health Organizational Committee since her freshman year, and this year, she is the president. She has also been involved in the Chemistry Club since her first year and now serves as the vice president of social relations. She has been as a member of the Milton Daniel Hall Crew, an Honors Ambassador and a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta. In addition, she has worked as a desk assistant and as an interlibrary loan assistant in the Mary Couts Burnett Library. Currently, she is an organic chemistry lab teaching and research assistant.

A biology major, she reflected on her recent award for Outstanding Achievement in Organic Chemistry, saying, "I am happy to say that my experiences in organic chemistry have been far more rewarding than I ever could have imagined. The class taught me that hard work is never wasted, and my research in organic chemistry has illuminated my love for collaboration and has instilled in me resilience for when ideas don’t go as planned."

Chloe gives back to TCU through her work with the Student Health Organizational Committee (SHOC). This committee works as a liaison between students and the TCU Health Center. This past semester, she came up with the idea of hosting a blood drive, because it was a great opportunity for students to give back to the community in a time of need.

After graduation, Chloe plans on taking a gap year to work in hospitals and then applying for medical school.
TCU Clark Society Scholar, Kynnedi Rone

Kynnedi Rone

Hometown: Frisco, Texas
Majors: Strategic Communication  |  Psychology  |  John V. Roach Honors College
Kynnedi Rone is the founder and president of the TCU Women’s Club Basketball team, the brand management associate for Neeley’s Amplify Women in Sales, and a resident assistant. She is also in the Chancellor’s Leadership Program and served as a member of Leaders for Life, a Carter Host Tour Guide within Student Foundation, a Student Athlete Development Student Worker and an Honors Ambassador.

Kynnedi describes her most significant contribution to TCU as founding the first Women’s Club Basketball team in TCU’s history – a special space for women to support one another. She started the program from the ground up, including writing a constitution, procuring funding and planning for sustainability. She prides herself on creating connections, friendships and memories, and said, "Through the opportunity to represent our university at a competitive level, I have successfully established a legacy that will surpass my time at TCU."

After graduation, Kynnedi aspires to obtain a career in lifestyle and brand management for high profile athletes. She said, "I learned that a little bit of fear is always okay if it comes from going for something I know holds a great deal of weight in my heart. Big risks bring big rewards, and I am committed to uniting my desire to build relationships with my love of the game."
TCU Clark Society Scholar, Divyanshi Singhal

Divyanshi Singhal

Hometown: Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Majors: Finance  |  Mathematics  |  John V. Roach Honors College
Divyanshi is the current president of the South Asian Inter-Cultural Association, serves as a resident assistant in a first year dormitory, and is a member of the John V. Roach Honors College. She has also served as a cultural connector, and is a member of TCU's Model United Nations team, part of TCU Lead Now networking group for women, and a tax-preparer at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Additionally, she is a part of the Transaction and Investment Professional Board program in the Neeley School of Business, and she is going to be a part of the prestigious Educational Investment Fund in her senior year.

Divyanshi betters TCU by serving as a cultural connector and works to build and foster relationships by creating an inclusive environment where students can learn from each other’s unique experiences and backgrounds. In her position as a resident assistant, she provides a safe space for residents to have conversations about race, identity, purpose, and ethnicity through various programs.

During past summer breaks, Divyanshi has volunteered with a non-profit organization in India, where she has helped develop the implementation model of an educational program that now empowers over 200 girls by providing a wide range of resources. She said, "Growing up in India, I gradually began noticing the privileges I had by being born into a well-educated, middle-class family when girls my age in rural parts of the country were forced to marry, limiting their education. Humbled by the inequalities that we face based on our social identities, I became interested in participating at grassroot levels to fight for female literacy."

After graduation, she plans to gain some work experience before pursuing a dual master's program in Business Administration and Public Administration-International Development.
TCU Clark Society Scholar, Annemarie Thompson

Annemarie Thompson

Hometown: Edisto Island, South Carolina
Major: Biology  |  John V. Roach Honors College
Annemarie is an undergraduate teaching assistant for four courses: general chemistry, general chemistry for engineering students, organic chemistry and qualitative analysis. She volunteers with the College Bound program at O.D. Wyatt High School and with the Burton Hill Elementary Science Club. She has been a member of the American Chemical Society, Green Chemistry Initiative, Alpha Epsilon Delta and the John V. Roach Honors College.

Annemarie said her most significant contribution to TCU was receiving the Experiential Projects to Impact the Community (EPIC) Grant, where she fought the problem of social isolation within a local Fort Worth retirement community. Her "Crafts and Conversations" project allowed TCU students and residents to socialize with each other over Zoom during the pandemic.

After graduation, Annemarie hopes to "continue my exploration of discovering the fascinating complexities within the human body in medical school. As a medical school student, I can continue to satisfy my unquenchable thirst for knowledge and give back to the world by helping the lives of others. I hope to carry the lessons that I have learned as a TCU student with me into my new community."
TCU Clark Society Scholar, Harrison Young

Harrison Young

Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand
Majors: Accounting  |  Finance  |  John V. Roach Honors College
Harrison is a student-athlete on the TCU Men’s Basketball team and is a TCU Scholar. He volunteered with the Beautiful Lives Project hosted by Special Olympics, and in New Zealand, he worked at the Glen Innes Rise Basketball Academy with children’s basketball camps.

He describes his most significant contribution to TCU as taking part in an awesome experience as a role model. He volunteered with the Beautiful Lives Project when TCU Athletics hosted the Special Olympics. He engaged and encouraged campers while sharing his love for the game. He reflected, "It was more than a chance to teach special needs people basketball. The camp served as an opportunity for me to learn more about gratitude by establishing unique relationships."

Harrison is passionate about the Black Lives Matter Movement, and as a member of a Division I men’s basketball team, he took part in weekly discussions about current events. He saw firsthand how the movement impacted his teammates and acted by utilizing his platform in the John V. Roach Honors College. He wrote an essay on racism and social injustice and impressed not only his professor, but the entire Honors Board. He said, "However, the learnings I have taken from writing my research paper, are that diversity merely counts the numbers, whereas inclusion makes the numbers count."

After graduation he wants to fulfill a career that sits at the intersection of sports, commerce and human social behavior, which leads to the path of becoming a general manager for a sports team.

We have seen many students who, though not eligible for additional scholarship support, have exhibited the qualities of leadership, scholastic achievement, character and service that all our Clark Scholars embody. This year, four talented and exceptional students have been awarded the distinction of Clark Society Scholar.

TCU Clark Society Scholar, Grace Collins

Grace Collins

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Majors: Accounting  |  Finance
Grace is a member of the TCU Women’s Soccer team, she serves on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as well as the TCU Soccer Diversity and Equality group and is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She volunteered with Reading Buddies at George C. Clarke Elementary School.

Grace identifies as a "student-athlete," each word carrying lots of weight in her life. She describes her most significant contribution to TCU as having helped the Women’s Soccer team win a Big 12 Championship. Along the way, she has tried her best to make the soccer team a place where everyone feels welcome and comfortable. She talks about how playing on the soccer team allowed her to better understand others’ viewpoints and exposed her to different world views. She said, "In addition, it opened my eyes to the power of leadership. Through playing soccer, I have realized you may have the best players on a team, but without quality leadership and direction, the team will fail."

After graduation, she plans on enrolling in the Master of Accounting program at TCU. She said, "When I move on from TCU, I hope to impact those around me in a positive way, the same way TCU has done to me."
TCU Clark Society Scholar, Keegan Myers

Keegan Myers

Hometown: Edmond, Oklahoma
Majors: Finance  |  Entrepreneurship & Innovation |  John V. Roach Honors College
Keegan is a member of International Justice Mission, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Student Foundation, the Chancellor’s Host program, Consulting Club, Reformed University Fellowship and Fort Worth KLIFE. He is also a Neeley Fellow and a member of the John V. Roach Honors College.

As part of the Neeley Fellows Honors Program, Keegan has been working on an academic integrity task force to develop a learning mantra for the organization – a statement which encapsulates the learning experience for which they are striving. In addition, as the Vice President of Strategy, he is offering suggestions and ideas to impact the culture, classroom experience and relational development within the program to the administration.

Keegan has already secured a job at the management consulting firm Bain & Company after graduation. He believes TCU is special and said, "As I express gratitude for the impact that TCU has had on my life and now turn my eyes out toward the broader world, I remain confident in the TCU community being there to support me every step of the way."
TCU Clark Society Scholar, Shriya Sachdeva

Shriya Sachdeva

Hometown: Southlake, Texas
Major: Biology  |  John V. Roach Honors College
Shriya is an International Student Orientation leader, a peer coach, a pre-health student orientation leader, Chancellor’s Scholar Mentor and a STEM Scholar Mentor. She tutors for 4-5 different departments at TCU and is in the Chemistry Club as well as a member of the John V. Roach Honors College. Shriya volunteers with Lunches of Love and Students with Accommodations and serves as the President of the North Texas Youth Council for American Red Cross.

Shriya is a second-generation immigrant and is the first person in her family to go to an American college. Her most significant contribution to TCU is her empathy. She said, "[I] know what that struggle feels like, and I want to serve as a resource for other students who may or may not be in similar positions, so that they have someone they can get advice, assistance, and support from." As a tutor and a mentor in several TCU organizations, she is able to work with students and help them navigate their lives at TCU. Additionally, she said, "I have been able to make a huge positive impact at TCU, because I have been blessed with the position to not only build bridges, but to actually be the bridge in many of these instances."

After graduation, Shriya plans to apply for medical school (in Texas) and eventually become a physician. She wants to work with youth and provide access to all people, including the underserved.
TCU Clark Society Scholar, Margaret Vo

Margaret Vo

Hometown: Mansfield, Texas
Major: Biology  |  John V. Roach Honors College
Margaret is a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta and the John V. Roach Honors College. She is a TCU Catholic Choir pianist, a teaching assistant in the departments of biology and chemistry, and a research assistant in the Neurobiology of Aging labs, as well as a chemistry and STEM Scholars tutor. She volunteers at KinderFrogs School.

Serving the College of Science & Engineering has been Margaret’s most significant contribution to TCU. Through her roles as a teaching assistant and tutor, she has learned to make seemingly dull science concepts more accessible and fun. She received a Science and Engineering Research Center Grant (SERC) last fall, which has funded her undergraduate research project. She works with Dr. Chumley’s Neurobiology of Aging Lab and has had the opportunity to present her research findings at a student symposium, which is a rare and valuable experience for undergraduate students.

Outside of TCU, Margaret records her own podcast where she talks about her greatest joy in life: books. She said, "Podcasting has provided me with an avenue to talk about what I read and think more critically about my consumption of novels. Stories are what bring people together, and that was something I craved during the time of lockdowns. This project is also something that I do purely for the fun of it, giving me the freedom to express my passion for literature and providing more balance to my science-filled life."

After graduation, Margaret plans on pursuing a joint MD-PhD program and aims to ultimately become a practicing physician at a research-oriented medical center.