My first semester of college is officially over.

It is safe to say that this semester flew by — and I am  still pinching myself that I made it through in one piece.  I have many things for which to be thankful over the holidays and am excited, looking forward to next semester.

I will continue giving Pepperdine campus tours and being involved in several student activities on campus.  One, in particular, lies close to my heart.

A new fraternity on campus — Delta Tau Delta (DTD) — has been in the process of choosing their philanthropy.  (Each Greek chapter puts on a fundraising event annually, raising awareness of and funds for their chosen beneficiary.)  I am thrilled to announce that DTD has chosen the organization I founded — KARDed, Kids Aware of Rheumatoid Diseases and Educated — as their philanthropy!

I am thrilled to announce that Pepperdine’s new fraternity Delta Tau Delta has chosen the organization I founded — KARDed, Kids Aware of Rheumatoid Diseases and Educated — as their philanthropy!

When DTD hosts their fundraiser next semester, all of the proceeds will go to help find a cure for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA).  I could not be more thankful that this group of guys will be taking this program under their wing.  It will really help make a difference and create awareness of JRA on Pepperdine’s campus!