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Texas Tech University at Waco – Red Raider Rally

by Timothy Howard

Waco Red Raider Rally

Refreshments at the Waco Red Raider Rally.

Texas Tech University at Waco held the Waco Red Raider Rally at the beginning of August. New students, current students and alumni from the Waco area were in attendance to celebrate the start of the fall 2016 semester.

The Rally was an opportunity for Red Raiders living in the area to meet each other whether they were students at Texas Tech University's main campus in Lubbock or students at Texas Tech's regional site in Waco. Refreshments were available for attendees to enjoy as they got to know other Red Raiders in the Waco community.

Waco Red Raider Rally

TTU Chancellor Robert Duncan addresses the attendees.

"The Red Raider Rally was originally planned as a send-off party for Texas Tech freshman and transfer students from Lubbock and Waco," said Texas Tech University at Waco Director Lewis Snell. "It has become a great event for local alumni to gather and to catch up." Texas Tech University President Dr. Lawrence Schovanec and Chancellor Robert Duncan were also in attendance at the Rally. Chancellor Duncan addressed the attendees, expressing his support for the newly appointed President Schovanec on his second day as president. President Schovanec followed up by conveying his support for the Waco community as well as the further growth of the Texas Tech University at Waco regional site.

Waco Red Raider Rally

TTU President Schovanec conveys his support.

"It was the highlight of the beginning of the semester to have both the President and the Chancellor in Waco at the same time," said Snell. "It was great to see the mix of current students and new students attending Tech in the fall as well as the alumni that came out to support." The Rally concluded with a send off celebration for a few recently graduated high school seniors that were moving off to Lubbock to attend Tech in the fall. President Schovanec and Chancellor Duncan also took time to meet and speak individually with the attendees.

Carey Hobbs welcomes guests.

Carey Hobbs welcomes the guests to his home.

"Having both President Schovanec and Chancellor Duncan attend the Rally brought a new level of energy and excitement about the growth and success of Texas Tech University," said Snell. "We hope that they will continue to attend the Red Raider Rally in the future. We are also so fortunate to have alumni like Carey Hobbs to host special events in Waco."

Texas Tech University at Waco looks forward to the Fall 2016 semester ahead and is excited about Texas Tech's continued growth within the Waco community.


You don't have to live in Lubbock to pursue a degree from Texas Tech University. With six unique regional teaching sites extending our reach across the state, your educational goals can be achieved from anywhere. With the programs offered, you can prepare for a variety of careers without leaving your home community. The degrees earned from Texas Tech regional sites are the same as those earned on the main campus in Lubbock.