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Skulls of Seven

The Skulls of Seven at Westminster College

The Skulls of Seven, founded in 1898, is a mystical society dedicated to upholding the traditions and ideals of Westminster College. The members are students in good academic standing who are respected leaders of the Westminster community and who strive to put the college ahead of personal or special interests. The Skulls of Seven is a self-perpetuating body, which encourages applications from all student leaders.

The Skulls of Seven is an honor society that prides itself on commitment to seven virtues: tradition, history, scholarship, loyalty and friendship, citizenship, service, and honor. The Skulls of Seven are defenders of college tradition and are chosen for their adherence to the seven virtues with the duty of upholding these values.

These six seniors and one junior are selected based on their proven devotion to the college and their positive representation of Westminster. This society has existed for over 100 years and is the oldest group on the Westminster campus. The continuing purpose of the Skulls is always and ever the welfare of the college.

2014-2015 Members

Ryan Harrison-Skulls of Seven at Westminster College Ryan Harrison (Grand Marshall) '15
Ryan is a Senior from Edwardsville Illinois. He is pursuing majors in International Studies, Transnational Studies, Political Science, and French, and minors in Pre-Law and Security Studies. On campus he is a member and past president of Delta Tau Delta, a Vice President of Student Ambassadors for two consecutive years, a member of Honor Commission, Blue Blazers, and Service Corps, and has served as a Mentor for the Freshmen Seminar program. He is also a member of the Order of Omega, Pi Sigma Alpha, and the Order of the Sword and Shield. After graduation, Ryan plans to attend law school to study national security law.
Sandra Nivyabandi-Skulls of Seven at Westminster College Sandra Nivyabandi '15
Sandra is a Senior from Bujumbura, Burundi and is pursuing a double major in Global Health and Transnational Studies. During her time at Westminster College with her heart always invested in service, Sandra was Service Coordinator of the Christian Leadership Council, and continues to be involved in Spiritual Life on campus. Sandra has served as Resident Advisor and Student Ambassador for the past two years, she is a certified peer health educator, a dynamic member of the African Union Organization, secretary of the Amnesty International club on campus, and Vice President of the French Club. Sandra has assisted in campus events such as the Colors of Westminster and the Westminster Talent Show. Sandra's achievements consist of a big-hearted scholarship from the Shelby Davis Foundation, 2014 recipient of the Newman Civic Fellow, and Honors Program Student.
Tiara Pettijohn-Skulls of Seven Tiara Pettijohn '15
Tiara grew up in Bethany, Missouri. She is currently studying Elementary Education at Westminster College. Tiara runs Cross-Country for the Lady Blue Jays and is also actively involved in her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. It is through volunteer work with Kappa that she found a passion for ASL (American Sign Language), which she hopes to continue learning. Tiara also serves as the Vice President Public Relations chair for the Westminster Education Association. She enjoys being involved in Westminster Service Corps and spiritual life on campus. Tiara has been honored into the National Education Honor Society Kappa Delta Pi and the National College Athlete Honor Society Chi Alpha Sigma.
Matt Weinsting-Skulls of Seven Matt Weinsting '15
Matt is from Columbia Missouri and is currently planning to graduate in the Spring of 2015 with a double Major in Secondary Education and Mathematics. On campus he is involved in the Football team, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Education Association, Kappa Delta Pi, and Pi Mu Epsilon. He has been on the dean's list for all but one semester here at Westminster. After graduation he is planning to move back to Columbia to become a High School Math teacher and Football coach, while pursuing further education at the University of Missouri.
Lindsey Dennis-Skulls of Seven Lindsey Dennis '15
Lindsey is an early childhood and elementary education major from Little Rock, Arkansas. She is currently the Vice President of Organization for Kappa Kappa Gamma, treasurer for Order of Omega, and President of Student Ambassadors. Lindsey is also a member of Kappa Delta Pi and the Education Association and when she is not busy on campus she volunteers in the children's department at The Crossing in Columbia. at the University of Missouri.
Tripti Giri-Skulls of Seven Tripti Giri '15
Tripti is a senior from Kathmandu, Nepal. She is pursuing her degree in Mathematical Sciences and Physics major with a minor in Pre-engineering. She has been involved on campus as a Resident Advisor, Social Chair and Lectures & Diversity Chair for Campus Activities Board/CAB and Mentor for incoming freshmen. She has held officer positions and has been a member of various organizations: Making Lives Better, International Club, Honors Commission, PieceMakers, and SGA Senate. She is also a member of Alpha Chi and Pi Mu Epsilon academic honor societies.
Blake Stonecipher-Skulls of Seven Blake Stonecipher (Baby Skull) '16
Blake is an accounting and finance double major from Wildwood, MO. He plays for the Varsity Basketball and Golf teams at Westminster. He also is involved in Student Foundation, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Blue Blazers Investment Committee, and is a member of Kappa Alpha Order. He has taken on various leadership positions, including Vice President for SAAC and Treasurer of Kappa Alpha Order. Blake plans to take the CPA exam when he graduates and pursue a career in Public Accounting.
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