September 2009 Edition

Research/Academic Showcase

Texas Tech Announces TRIP Funds

Bayer CropScience Granted Exclusive License to Cotton Technology

Comic Relief from Textbooks

Campus Connection

College of Education Receives Counselor Programs Accreditation

Texas Tech Named a Best in the West College by the Princeton Review

Rawls College Nets Grant from Department of Education

Texas Tech Professor Receives NSF Career Grant

Knight Raider Claims First National Chess Title for TTU

Law Graduate Earns State Pro Bono Award

Hill Country University Center Construction Underway

Long-Time Museum Executive Director Retires

Texas Tech's Master Builder Retires

Spooky Short Stories Contest

Don't Be a Gate Crasher!

What Kind of Red Raider Fan Are You?

Development

New Members Nominated to Texas Tech Foundation Board

Alumni News

Alumnus' Documentary Screened at L.A. Film Festival

Alumna Performs at Kennedy Funeral

Where Will You Be on Gameday?

Alumni Association Hosts "A Matador Evening"

Merket Expansion Construction Update

Sail Away on an Alaskan Adventure Cruise

Texas Tech Legacy Program

Follow Texas Tech Alumni Association on Social Media Networks

University Wallpaper

Get Red Raider Wallpaper for Your Desktop

Athletics

Spirit Squads Grab Top Scores, All-American Spots at National Camp

Carter Among Outland Candidates

Batch Earns Spot On Doak Walker List

Potts Named to O'Brien Watch List

Lewis Among Biletnikoff Candidates

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Follow Texas Tech Alumni Association on Social Media Networks

The Texas Tech Alumni Association wants to connect with you through its social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Alumni Highlights

Written by Sarah Klimek '08, TTAA Assistant Marketing Director

Social Media has made a huge impact in the professional world and has continued to evolve. Since social media has proven to be such a huge success, it only made sense for the Alumni Association to utilize these tools and improve communication with you, our TTU Alumni and Friends.

Many people ask if we “tweet” or if we are on Facebook. The answer is yes and we can’t wait to connect with you!

Facebook

The Alumni Association has made an effort to be as visible as possible on this popular networking site. TTAA has created groups, a fan page and profile, even their own application!

If you have not already, we suggest you join one of our Facebook groups. TTAA has many chapter groups, an Official Texas Tech Alumni Association Group and a Bill and Peggy Dean Expansion of Merket Alumni Center Group.

RaiderBling is the profile created by the Marketing staff to help promote our Official Texas Tech Class Ring program. RaiderBling is a unique tool used to educate students and alumni about upcoming events such as Graduation Fairs and Ring Ceremonies, as well as promote a tradition that is currently celebrating its 10 year anniversary.

The most recent and successful addition to Facebook is our TTAA FanPage. In just two months the FanPage has attracted over 1,040 members. It is a one stop shop for information on events, photographs and allows Alumni to facilitate discussions.

The Facebook application “Alumni Connections” provides Alumni registered on www.TexasTechAlumni.org, to link directly to their alumni profile, receive calendar updates, view and post class notes and much more.

Twitter

The Alumni Association’s twitter account was created in April of 2009. The Marketing Staff was skeptical at first but quickly realized the importance of this tool. The Alumni Association has been educating themselves on the value of Twitter ever since. Be sure to follow @TTUAlumniAssoc for updates on chapter events, affinity partnerships, advertisements and news from around Texas Tech.

LinkedIn

The Texas Tech Alumni Association Group was created for Alumni to network and share information among former Red Raiders. Hundreds of group members have access to job opportunities and have the ability to reconnect with former classmates. LinkedIn is also a terrific resource for recent graduates looking for their first job.

The Masked Reader

The newest addition to the TTAA Social Media sites is our blog, The Masked Reader, at www.TTUAlumniBlog.org. The blog is updated weekly with events from around Lubbock and our many chapters. We encourage anyone who is interested in writing a post for the blog to contact Sarah Klimek at (806) 742-3641, ext. 251, or e-mail her at sarah.klimek@ttu.edu.

YouTube

The Alumni Association does not have their own YouTube page but there are TTAA videos uploaded to Texas Tech University’s YouTube page. Texas Tech does a wonderful job at maintaining a unique page that allows for enhanced interaction.

You can also locate these tools on the left hand side of www.TexasTechAlumni.org. The “Social Connection” portion of our web site is a quick and easy way to access Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Don’t forget to take a look at our Flickr page. Our Alumni and Friends are welcome to submit photographs to be included on the Flickr account by e-mailing feedback@texastechalumni.org.