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Annual Celebration Banquet


Each spring Mentor Tech has its annual Mentor Tech Celebration Banquet. Hundreds of parents, alumni, and community members attend the event to celebrate program participants, recognize graduating seniors and generate funds for the Mentor Tech Scholarship Fund. Recent banquet speakers have included: Chris Gardner, Chef Jeff Henderson, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Dr. Cornel West, Hill Harper, Taraji P. Henson, Bill Cosby, Nia Long, and Tatyana Ali.


The 15th annual Mentor Tech Celebration Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall. NFL Hall of Fame Running Back, Businessman, and Entrepreneur Emmitt Smith will serve as this year's speaker. Smith was the cornerstone of the Dallas Cowboys offense for 13 seasons. The eight-time Pro Bowler was the first player in NFL history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in 11 consecutive seasons and on October 27, 2002 he surpassed Walter Payton as the NFL's all-time leading rusher. Smith led the NFL in rushing four times, was the league MVP in 1993, and the MVP of Super Bowl XXVIII. His 175 career touchdowns rank second in NFL history. Click here to read Mr. Smith's full bio.

Purchase Tickets Today

Individual tickets for the event are $100 and $150 (VIP). Tables are $1,000 and $1,500 (VIP). VIP purchases include premium seating and admittance into a private reception with Mr. Smith. Click here to review sponsorship opportunities.

Seating is limited. Call (806) 742-8692 to secure tickets or tables via check or cash, by Friday, April 7th. You may also email mentor@ttu.edu

The attire for the event is business/semi-formal to formal.


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