Texas Tech University

Winer House of Courage

The Honors College asks that all of you - students, faculty, and staff - find the strength of action, the power of voice, the fortitude of character to speak up, to speak out, to speak for those who are unvoiced or timid or shadowed. As Dumbledore reminds us that, "There are all kinds of courage. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends."


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About Our Namesake

Dr. Jane Winer joined the Texas Tech faculty in the Department of Psychology in 1975. Dr. Winer earned a B.A. in English and a M.A. in library science from the State University of New York at Albany and an M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from Ohio State University.

Dean Winer initially directed a Counseling Psychology Doctoral Training Program at Texas Tech. She served as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Arts and Sciences from 1987 to 1991 when she was appointed Dean. Dr. Winer served as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1991 to 2008 when she was named interim Provost.

It was during her tenure as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences that the Honors College had renewed support. Dr. Winer helped to resuscitat the Honors Program and allowed it to grow into a College in 1999.

As one of the first women in a leadership role at Texas Tech University, and for her strong support for the Honors Program and College, the Honors House of COURAGE is named for Dr. Jane Winer.


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About our Leadership

House Mentors: Dr. Susan Tomlinson , Cheyenne Belew

House Captains: Charisse Aguas, Arianna Avalle, Summer Beckworth, Ryan Clark, Demetri Mosca, Brittany Roberts


Meet the 2016-2017 Winer House Captains!

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

Submit your House Points info!