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Graduate Gift Ideas

For the person who is wondering what to purchase for their college graduate this year, the Alumni Association offers many amazing gift opportunities.

Written by Sarah Klimek

Diploma Frames

College diplomas deserve a place of honor in any home or office. Allow your college graduate to proudly display his or her Texas Tech diploma by purchasing a beautiful diploma frame.

The Alumni Association has multiple frames to choose from at various price levels.These beautiful frames are a perfect way to show off your student's hard work.

Contact Mandy Wiley at the Texas Tech Alumni Association or call (806) 742-3641 ext. 243.

Graduation Announcements

Don’t forget to purchase graduation announcements for your student. Graduation announcements come in several packages.  When you order your announcements from our affinity partner, Balfour, you receive personalized college announcements, thank you notes with the Texas Tech seal, address labels and envelope seals.

Visit the Balfour Web site for more information.

Graduation DVD

The Alumni Association offers the chance to re-live your student’s college graduation again and again. Order a DVD of your student’s specific graduation commencement to watch them walk across the stage anytime you want. The videos feature many perspectives of the ceremony in the United Spirit Arena, including the Texas Tech president congratulating each graduate.  Priced at $45 each, this includes tax, shipping and a one-year association membership.

To order your commencement video and gift membership in the Alumni Association, contact Mandy Wiley or call (806) 742-3641 ext. 243.

Graduation Markers and Bricks

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Many people wonder how they can leave their permanent mark on the Texas Tech campus.

The Texas Tech Alumni Association is able to provide the opportunity for you to do just that. Have your graduate’s name set in stone to forever be on display.

The Texas Tech Alumni Association has many options for you. Examples include courtyard bricks and bronze pavers. The locations in which these markers are placed are the Merket Alumni Center and the popular pre-game party location, the Frazier Alumni Pavilion.

All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest amount allowed by law. Even better, markers costing $1,000 or more may be paid over three years.

For more information on this gift that will last a lifetime, contact Mandy Wiley or call (806) 742-3641 ext. 243.

The Official Class Ring

The Official Class Ring is a perfect gift idea for any graduate of Texas Tech. The single ring is a tradition that has been brought back from the 1950s. The ring is a reminder of the special memories, occasions and traditions at Texas Tech University.

The ring is custom made in a choice of 10, 14 or 18-karat solid yellow gold or white gold. The ring is available with or without diamonds or cubic zirconias. Balfour, the ring supplier, provides an interest-free monthly installment plan.

For more information about the ring, contact Mandy Wiley at the Texas Tech Alumni Association or call (806) 742-3641 ext. 243. To order your ring today, call (866) 225-3687.

Strive for Honor Coffee Table Book

Strive for Honor provides pages of amazing memories that capture the essence of Texas Tech University. With never before seen photography, the commemorative book features countless stories from alumni and loyal supporters of Texas Tech.

This gift will not only serve as a great conversation piece for years to come, but ensure that amazing memories of Texas Tech will live forever.

Call toll-free 866-923-8618 or visit the Web site for pricing, information and promotional discounts.

Alumni Association Membership

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An Alumni Association membership can be purchased on a yearly basis for $35. As a member of the Alumni Association, your graduate will receive many benefits such as our magazine, the Texas Techsan, and access to pregame parties at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion.

As a member of the Texas Tech Alumni Association, your graduate will receive invitations to chapter meetings and social events that will be taking place in their area.

Visit the Alumni Association Web site or call (806) 742-3641 to purchase a membership.

Texas Tech Merchandise

The Texas Tech Alumni Association also offers a wide variety of clothing, gifts and merchandise for Red Raider fans of all ages through the Tech Traditions Gift Shop. Be sure to stop by Tech Traditions in the Merket Alumni Center located at 17th and University in Lubbock or visit online at www.TechTraditions.net.

European Odyssey Tour

Send your graduate on a trip that rewards them for all their hard work. The Texas Tech Alumni Association and Student Alumni Association Board of Directors have teamed up with Orion Worldwide Travel to offer a European Odyssey Tour to graduating seniors of Texas Tech University.

While visiting seven countries in 19 days, your graduate will have a guided city tour with a licensed city guide in London, Paris, Salzburg, Florence, Rome and Athens. Activities include a pub-crawl in London, a visit to a chocolatier in Brusssels, an overnight stay in a castle and a visit to the Vatican City in Rome.

E-mail Sarah Klimek to learn more about the tour.

Masked Rider Statue

The bronze replica of the Masked Rider makes a unique addition to any home or business setting. The replicas are 2 feet long by 1.5 feet tall and can be yours for just three payments of $2,500.

For more information or to reserve your replica of the Masked Rider Monument, contact the Texas Tech Alumni Association at (806) 742-3641.