Lori Strickland

President's Scholar enjoys donors' support

Lori comes from a family of petroleum engineers, but is the first to attend Mines. She is a President's Scholar set to graduate in 2016 and follow in the footsteps of family members who came before her, majoring in petroleum engineering. Her time at Mines has been full of great experiences, including tubing down Clear Creek and working through tough problems in class with professors and fellow Orediggers.

"Mines is a challenging school, and rather than students being competitive with each other, Mines students are supportive and act as a community to help one another." Lori has learned to be a problem-solver, something that is sure to come in handy when she goes to work in the field.

Being a President’s Scholar allows Lori to fully enjoy the Mines experience. Without the outside support for her education, “I would have to spend more time working and less time studying or enjoying campus activities like football games and MAC movies,” she says. She knows that donor support impacts many aspects of campus life, including technology, which is an area she thinks is especially important to students and is where she'd invest in.

While Lori has taken advantage of her time here at Mines, she can't wait to get out into the world and start putting her education to use.

"I am excited to graduate and begin applying my Mines knowledge in the industry."