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Recruitment Spotlight: Meet your College of Human Sciences Recruiters

Billy Tiongco TTU Human SciencesBilly Tiongco was recently named the Assistant Director of Recruitment for the College of Human Sciences (COHS). Billy joins the Student Services office, led by Associate Academic Dean for Students Mitzi Lauderdale, J.D., CFP®.

Billy oversees recruitment strategies and merit scholarships for COHS and coordinates recruitment efforts for the college. Billy serves as the primary contact for the Human Sciences Dean's Scholar Program, working diligently to recognize student accomplishments through scholarship.

"My hope is that we are able to fully showcase the tremendous opportunities that are available in COHS and that we continue to do that in a fun, caring, and professional manner," Billy said.

Billy plans to advance recruitment strategies in order to continue recruiting quality students for all COHS programs.

"For students who are interested in a health career but have not declared a major elsewhere, we want them to know that we have excellent programs here that align well with various health professions."

Prior to joining the COHS staff, Billy worked on campus for University Student Housing managing resident halls and also spent some time as an admissions counselor for Undergraduate Admissions. More recently, Billy served in Student Financial Aid conducting financial aid presentations and coordinating outreach events.

JulieAnne Pender TTU Human SciencesAn essential member joining Billy on the COHS recruitment team is JulieAnne Pender. JulieAnne began her role with the Human Sciences family as an academic advisor before transitioning into her position as the college recruiter in Fall 2017.

JulieAnne is responsible for carrying out recruitment efforts like the Raider Roadshow, high school visits, college tours, and even individual student visits to the College of Human Sciences. JulieAnne also serves as an advisor for the COHS Ambassadors program, with oversight to the group's recruitment efforts.

"We help prospective students decide on an academic program within our college by helping them find a place that fits what their future goals are," JulieAnne said. "I hope to offer students the very best service in helping them find their degree of fit!"

Assisting Billy and JulieAnne in their efforts to recruit prospective students is HDFS undergraduate student, Emily Means. Emily says she fell in love with her major for the very same reasons she shares with prospective students in her role as student assistant.

Emily Means TTU Human Sciences"I completed extensive research on the career requirements and was quick to declare my major in Human Development and Family Studies as a means of getting experience working with children and families," Emily said. "The major seemed like a perfect fit and I have absolutely loved the content of my classes."

Emily's main role is to lead Academic Information Sessions (AIS) for prospective students who visit the college. When students complete their campus tour, they sign up for an AIS to learn more about what COHS has to offer.

"Human Sciences is unique because we cover a variety of different interests and majors, so every AIS is unique. I love that I get to customize a presentation specific for someone's career goals."

Outside of AIS, Emily is a key player in completing information requests from high school students and transfer students in order to answer any questions that they may have.

Students who choose the College of Human Sciences for their college careers have the unique opportunity to receive scholarships only available to qualifying students in the college.

Entering freshmen can qualify for the prestigious Dean's Scholar Program, which matches any presidential scholarships that the student may have received from Texas Tech University. The Dean's Scholar Program also has scholarships for incoming transfer students.

For students who may not qualify for the Dean's Scholar Program, the college offers many rewarding scholarships for prospective, transfer, and current students of all classifications.

Any potential or current students who wish to know more about opportunities available in the College of Human Sciences should be sure to stop by the Student Services office to visit with our recruitment team.