The Official Texas Tech Class Ring
THe RING DESIGN WILL FOREVER BE THE SAME
Since its inception in 1999, the Texas Tech Alumni Association Official Texas Tech Class Ring has grown tremendously in popularity.
The ring began with an idea by members of the Student Alumni Board in 1998.
“We knew class rings were making a comeback on university campuses,” said Bill Dean, executive vice president and CEO of the alumni association. “The students did a market survey and they decided a ring would work at Texas Tech. They then put together a group of students to design the ring.”
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The association has seen the ring program grow from about 9 percent in 1999 to about 40 percent today with more than 10,000 rings sold.
The ring design will never change.
“It has a Double T on top, the Administration Building tower and Masked Rider on one side and the Seal of the university on the other,” he said. “Inside the ring are the words ‘Strive for Honor’ from the Matador Song. It’s meant as a reminder that we should always strive for honor.”
The ring, which cannot be worn until after a student completes 75 semester credit hours, is also engraved with the recipient’s initials, degree and class year. A ceremony is held each fall and spring semester to present the rings.
For more information or questions about the ring, contact the Texas Tech Alumni Association at www.TexasTechRing.org or (806) 742-3641.