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TTU K-12 Employee Strives for Honor Daily Through Small Acts

By Joshua Blount, Senior Editor

A headshot of Israel Galvan.
Israel Galvan
A headshot of Israel Galvan.

Israel Galvan

For years, Texas Tech University has been recognized by the phrase "strive for honor." The ideal is part of the university's alma mater and is meant to be embodied by Red Raiders every day. Israel Galvan, TTU K-12 senior specialist/assistant registrar, chooses to strive for honor in small ways that make a huge difference.

Israel joined TTU K-12 in 2015 after working for a local bank. He was persuaded to join TTU K-12 because of the focus on helping students, rather than seeking profit.

"I worked for a large bank for many years. While at times we assisted customers, it felt one-sided. Everything I did had to be in the best interest of the bank. Here at TTU K-12, the main goal is to assist our students."

Israel's role allows him to assist students and parents daily with questions and concerns about enrollment, as well as help in completing the enrollment process. What distinguishes Israel from others is his solid work ethic, which ensures that parents and students are well-informed and satisfied with their service every time. He enjoys that his job allows him to see students succeed, whether they reach their graduation goal with TTU K-12 or their own public school.

Israel Galvan stands in front of curtain that is illuminated with various colors and holds his award at waist level while looking at the camera.
Israel Galvan receiving his Raiders Who Rock award.
Israel Galvan stands in front of curtain that is illuminated with various colors and holds his award at waist level while looking at the camera.
Israel Galvan receiving his Raiders Who Rock award.

Recently, Israel received a Raiders Who Rock award for his outstanding work with TTU K-12. The Raiders Who Rock recognition program was created to celebrate individuals and organizations whose influence and achievements have made a significant impact on the Texas Tech University campus and beyond. The banquet that is hosted is an opportunity to publicly honor and reward them for both their exemplary accomplishments and small gestures.

"I was shocked at first. I didn't expect the award. The award encouraged me to continue to assist our students, the schools we serve and parents to the best of my ability."

Israel's commitment to his job and his decision to put forward his best effort every day exemplifies how other Red Raiders can strive for honor through the smallest acts.

 

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