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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, and Nia Long.


The 14th annual Mentor Tech Celebration Banquet will be held on Friday, April 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall. Broadway-trained actress, singer, producer activist and Harvard graduate, Tatyana Ali will serve as this year’s speaker. Ms. Ali is best known to millions worldwide for her role as “Ashley Banks” on the iconic television series, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. She recently starred in the TV-One Network sitcom, Love That Girl! She also had a recurring role as “Roxanne” on the long-running CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless. Additionally, she has appeared in numerous films including Kiss the Girls, Jawbreaker, The Brothers, Glory Road, Mother and Child, and the independent film Home Again. Ms. Ali is a fierce advocate for youth and education. Click here to read Ms. Ali’s bio

Purchase Tickets Today

Individual tickets for the event are $80 and $100 (VIP). Tables are $800 and $1,000 (VIP). VIP purchases include premium seating and admittance into a private reception with Ms. Ali. 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 15th. You may also email mentor@ttu.edu . To purchase tickets or tables via Credit Card/Debit Card, click here.

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

2016 Celebration Banquet Sponsors & Photo Gallery

2015 Celebration Banquet Sponsors & Photo Gallery

2014 Celebration Banquet Sponsors & Photo Gallery


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