“We are going to create a formidable, vertically-oriented genetics research team with a common goal of discovery.”

Dr. Thea Wilkins
Cotton Boll


Texas Tech Hires Prominent Cotton Geneticist



Building a Better Cotton Boll

Research/Academic Showcase. With nearly six million acres devoted to the crop, Texas already boasts the world’s largest cotton-producing area. State leaders and Texas Tech University officials are betting American cotton will soon be the most genetically advanced in the world.

Enticed by the promise of millions in combined state and university research dollars and a new prestigious endowment, Dr. Thea Wilkins has quit the West Coast and planted new roots as Texas Tech’s head cotton geneticist. [read more]

Marsha Sharp Announces Resignation

Marsha Sharp Announces Resignation

Athletics. With 24 years as head coach and a career record of 571-187, Sharp has been the reckoning force behind all the success of the Lady Raiders’ basketball program. A West Texas favorite, Sharp has not only made an impact at Texas Tech, but has become one of the most respected coaches in the country as well. [read more]

Haragan Returns to Serve as Interim Chancellor

Haragan Returns to Serve as Interim Chancellor

Dr. Donald R. Haragan, former president of Texas Tech University, will serve indefinitely as interim chancellor until the board of regents selects a replacement for Chancellor David R. Smith, who resigned in January. [read more]

World Class Rural Health Institute Established

World Class Rural Health Institute Established

Development. Long recognized as a leader in rural health issues, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has created the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural Health, a world class initiative to study health care issues and challenges in rural areas. [read more]

Ribbon Cutting Marks Medical School Milestone

Ribbon Cutting

Research/Academic Showcase. Medical Science Building I, the first of three buildings comprising the new four-year medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, has formally opened. [read more]

Speech and Debate Team Gears Up for National Competitions

Speech and Debate Team Gears Up for National Competitions

Research/Academic Showcase. Texas Tech University debate students are devouring volumes of information on current events in preparation for two major intercollegiate competitions. Their director, Ric Shafer, hopes to bring home a national championship title.
[read more]

Teacher. Doctor. Mentor. Friend

Teacher. Doctor.
Mentor. Friend.

Alumni Highlights. Shannon Holloway, M.D., Ph.D., was Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s first orthopedic resident. Now a mentor for future orthopedic surgeons and one of Abilene’s favorite doctors, Dr. Holloway was honored by the institution and the city of Abilene. [read more]

Mitchell Named Defensive Backs Coach

Mitchell Named Defensive Backs Coach

Athletics. Brigham Young University assistant Brian Mitchell has been named defensive backs coach of the Red Raider football program. He will be on staff when the Red Raiders begin spring drills March 22. [read more]

Explore the Midwest in "America's 100th Meridian"

Texas Tech University Press

TTU Press. This lush coffee table book, one of the newest offerings from Texas Tech University Press, presents the beauty, the splendor and, yes, sometimes the desolation of the Midwest, from Texas to North Dakota.
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2007 Membership Calendar Photo Contest

Alumni Highlights. The Texas Tech Alumni Association is looking for the best campus photos to showcase in its 2007 Membership Calendar. Current members can show off their talent and the beauty of Texas Tech. [read more]

Alumni Reunions: Relive. Rekindle. Reconnect.

Reunion 2006. The Texas Tech Alumni Association will be hosting Reunion 2006 during Homecoming Weekend, Oct 5-7, 2006.
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50th Reunion: Class of '56. Reunite with old friends and classmates during this annual three-day spring event, May 3 – 5, 2006.
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First Student Regent Appointed by Gov. Perry

First Student Regent Appointed by Gov. Perry

Listening to and meeting the needs of students has become a very dynamic and necessary task for the Texas Tech Board of Regents. Chad Greenfield was chosen by the governor for that very job. [read more]

Renew Your Magazines to Support Texas Tech!

Alumni Highlights. The Texas Tech Alumni Association has teamed up with Reader’s Digest to offer all Red Raiders an easy way to support Texas Tech by renewing or purchasing magazine subscriptions. Choose from more than 700 magazine titles in addition to a variety of music and books. [read more]