Loyal member awarded
Unconditional, impacting, hard working, dedicated, loyal,
determined and organized.
Any organization would be lucky to have a member embodying
these qualities. Student Foundation lucked out with senior
accounting major Megan Cederburg.
Hallie Lorimer, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
and the director in charge of the Clifford Curtis Outstanding
Student Foundation Member Award used each of these words
to describe Cederburg.
Megan has made an impact on Student Foundation,
but she has done so quietly and unconditionally,
Lorimer said. She has dedicated many hours and gone
beyond anyones expectations.
The Student Foundation was organized for the general purpose
of enlisting and motivating outstanding TCU students to
promote the welfare of the university. The Foundations
activities include fund raising, student recruitment and
After Clifford Curtis death in 1998, his family
sought a way to honor his memory that would also reflect
his uplifting and encouraging spirit, Lorimer said. The
decision was to honor an outstanding member of Student
While attending TCU, Curtis was the president of Student
Foundation in 1980.
Cederburg was honored with the Clifford Curtis Award and
Scholarship in December, during the annual Student Foundation
dinner after a committee, made up of staff members, reviewed
Cederburg served as director of membership, which includes
maintaining the record of absences, by-laws and roster.
I have worked hard to make this a great and successful
year for Student Foundation, Cederburg said. We
worked to bring Student Foundation to a new level, where
every member was dedicated.
Megan liked the relationships her position offered her,
My favorite part of my involvement is getting to
interact with the people in the organization, Cederburg
Cederburg has taken this dedication beyond her involvement
in Student Foundation. Confident, but humble, Cederburg
explained the laundry list of organizations she has been
involved in; Mortar Board, Orientation Student Assistance,
Kappa Alpha Theta, Neely Associate, Connections mentorship,
Ro Gamma and several honors societies. Cederburgs
early representation of leadership came when she was a
freshman and served as the president of her dorm, Sherley
Cederburgs attitude about her involvement reflects
the description of Curtis uplifting and encouraging
spirit. A fellow member of Student Foundation describes
Cederburg as, always willing to help others, she
is positive, never without a smile.
Cederburg takes great responsibility in the organizations
she is a part of.
I always try to represent TCU in the best way possible,
she said. Its important to give a positive
impression of what you represent both inside and outside
Inside the organization, Cederburg leads by example, and
motivates through participation.
I like to do the best job I can with whatever Im
given, she said.
Often this means doing not just the bare minimum,
but to go above and beyond, Cederburg said.
Just as Clifford [Curtis] was known for his hard
working attitude, Megan was described as jumping right
in taking on extra responsibilities, Lorimer said.
And going beyond the call of duty without complaining.
Cederburg will graduate in May with a degree in accounting.
She plans to attend graduate school for public accounting
at either TCU or Notre Dame.
Her leadership at TCU has taught her many things about
herself and team building skills that will help her after
graduation, she said.
Ive learned that a leader should be responsible,
take initiative and do not whats easy, but whats
right, she said.
Cederburg (middle in black), a senior accounting
major and winner of the Clifford Curtis Outstanding
Student Foundation Member Award, stands with Cliffords
brothers Nicole and Chris (left of her) and