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Danica Schlegel

COHS Alumni

Why I Chose the College of Human Sciences:
I chose the college of Human Sciences because not only did they offer the major I was interested in, but everyone was beyond welcoming. I didn't have the overwhelming fear of big classes that I felt in other colleges and at other Universities. I felt that my place was in Texas Tech's college of Human Sciences.

What I liked about COHS/TTU:
I really liked the fact that I found my friends in my college. Students and teachers are so welcoming and friendly that it's hard to not get involved or find a group of friends. I found my best friends, boyfriend, and became a part of an awesome organization. After taking a tour of the college as a prospective student, I never thought it would be me who would one day become president of the College of Human Sciences recruitment. The best decision I ever made was attending Texas Tech and the college of Human Sciences.

The COHS/TTU Experience:
My experience at COHS and TTU was beyond wonderful. The admissions office for the university was very helpful, and the counselors in the COHS always provided the right guidance for me in choosing my classes. Even through the rough periods of midterms and exams, the college always found a way to make the hallways peaceful, or provide a refreshing snack for the long study days.

Most memorable experience:
My most memorable experience at Texas Tech was the football season of 2008-2009 when we beat UT. The excitement that built for weeks around the campus was a feeling I will never experience again. From camping out in a tent for a WEEK, to rushing the field after Michael Crabtree's amazing catch was the icing on the cake for my senior year. The college also provided me with memories with job fairs, a great career center, and fun events!

What I miss the most:
The thing I miss the most is living in Lubbock. I miss getting on the bus and riding to class and admiring the beautiful campus. I miss the experience of living on campus for a year, football games, class (yes I even miss class), friends being so close, and being in a city that is FULL of Red Raider pride. I love teaching and I wouldn't trade my job for anything in the world, but there is no place like Lubbock, Texas or TTU. I will always feel like a part of me is still on campus.

My Advice
Advice I would give to prospective students is to find financial aid. Fill out scholarships, and see ALL the options that are there for you. I would also advise you to attend sporting events, you wouldn't believe how much fun and spirit will fill you and the stadium. Get involved and find friends. Enjoy each day like it's your last. Make your mark, you won't regret it. And finally become the proudest Red raider alumni!

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Gabriel Garza

COHS Alumni

Why I Chose the College of Human Sciences:
I chose Texas Tech University as to further my education because it combined all aspects of a respected and well represented university with attributes of a small college.
The College of Human Sciences was one of the main reasons I fell in love with Texas Tech from the beginning. The recruiters, advisors, and staff were extremely welcoming and appreciative of my interest in becoming a student.

What I liked about COHS/TTU:
There is one word that I can honestly describe Texas Tech and the College of Human Sciences and that would have to be "FAMILY". We live our lives going about our days as individuals, we laugh, we cry, we make memories, we disagree, but at the end of the day we are all part of the Texas Tech FAMILY.

The COHS/TTU Experience:
My time at Texas Tech and the College of Human Sciences is something that I will never forget. It was an experience that made me into the person I am today. I learned the responsibilities of being an adult, created lasting memories, lifetime friends, and of course became a TRUE Red Raider. Every morning as I prepare myself for what the world has in store my Alumni ring serves as a constant reminder of who I represent and the famous words "Strive for Honor".

Most memorable experience:
There are so many memorable experiences at Texas Tech but the two biggest ones would have to be. The entire week of the Tech – Texas game in 2008. Not only because of the win but because how much that brought us all together as one. My 2nd experience is when I received my diploma on graduation day. The emotions that are running through you during that time are immense. Being in the United Spirit Arena with all your friends and family watching, your years at Texas Tech flash through your mind in those 3 hours. It's such a unique feeling I still get chills thinking about it.

What I miss the most:
I would have to say the people. I also miss being in Lubbock, surrounded by individuals who I at least had one thing in common with them, all Red Raiders.

My Advice
Enjoy it! Do everything to your full potential, never hold back. Once you graduate there is no turning back. Most of all have FUN!

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Karla Cantu

Current Student
Human Development & Family Studies

Why I Chose the College of Human Sciences:
I chose Texas Tech because I knew it was superior in all aspects of the education spectrum. It offers beneficial opportunities involving my major, Human Development and Family Studies, and overall ultimate goal of getting accepted into Texas Tech's Occupational Therapy program. I knew that Texas Tech would be a place that would allow me to grow in every aspect of my life, including becoming a part of a very diverse community and culture. Go Tech!

What I like about COHS/TTU:
I would certainly highlight the grand scheme of opportunity itself, the intensity of academic challenge, and the excitement of getting to meet so many people as well as all university traditions and functions. Having the opportunity to attend such a prestigious university is a blessing. I love being a student leader on campus, whether through Human Science Recruiters, Red Raider Orientation, the Honors College, or University Student Housing. I can't forget the fabulous atmosphere and friendly community! This is my home!!!

The COHS/TTU Experience:
My overall experience at the College of Human Science and at Texas Tech University has been beyond imaginable! The level of educating has helped set high standards. I enjoy the challenge my major, Human Development and Family Studies, provides me with. I am convinced I made the right decision in choosing this college and University because everything I learn can be applied and I know it will help me in the future.

Most memorable experience:
Honestly, each day for me is so cherishing and memorable! Transferring into the College of Human Sciences was relieving because I got an immense sense of support and welcome.!

My Advice
Among so many unique red raiders I would advise prospective students to avoid getting lost in translation. Be true to yourself, work hard, and definitely get involved in what best radiates your personality!

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