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Bell House of Knowledge

The Honors College asks that all of you - students, faculty, and staff - open your minds to ideas, to learning, to creativity, to engagement. We offer you, within our College, the opportunity to explore your curiosities, to change the world with wisdom and intelligence, but to retain your humility and your humanity as you illuminate the world with your dreams and your inspirations. Remember that knowledge is not without its burden, as Dumbledore described, "The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should be treated with great caution."


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About Our Namesake

Dr. Gary Bell has been at Texas Tech for 22 years. A professor of History, he earned his B.A. degree from Brigham Young University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of California at Los Angeles. Before coming to TTU, he served as the Director and Dean of the Honors program at Sam Houston State University. In 1993, he was chosen as Director of the Honors Program at Texas Tech University which at that time had only 4 students. With the support of the President, Provost, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and a good deal of ingenuity and hard work, the program grew into a College. He became the founding Dean of the Honors College in 1999. He stepped down from the deanship in 2009. During the decade of his deanship, Dr. Bell established the Honors College as one of the few comprehensive honors colleges in the nation with its own faculty. The stature of the College as it is today is in large measure a legacy of Dr. Gary Bell.

Dr. Gary Bell's background in Honors Programs, and the experience and knowledge that he brought to bear on the growth of the Honors College is why the Honors College House of KNOWLEDGE bears the name BELL.


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About our Leadership

House Captains

  • Seniors: Unique Jacobo (bio) and Nestor Rodriguez (bio)
  • Juniors: Kaeli Faires (bio) and Brandon Anderson (bio)
  • Sophomores: Nadia Hogan (bio) and Al Kankam (bio)

House Mentors: Dr. Jim Brink, Lori Lightfoot, and Sarah Timmons

Submit House Points

Individual accomplishments can earn anywhere from 5 to 250 points for your house! You will be notified with an owl email should your submission be accepted. Accomplishments that earn house points include:

  • Holding a leadership position in a student organization
  • Volunteering in any capacity
  • Holding active membership in an Honors organization
  • Completing a senior thesis
  • Earning recognition in another department on campus
  • Extraordinary acts of whimsy

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