Texas Tech University

Museum and Heritage Student Association Wins University Award


Congratulations to the Museum and Heritage Student Association for winning the Cooperation and Communications award from the Raiders Who Rock program. The award was presented at a banquet April 10.

The association is made up of students in the Heritage and Museum Science master's degree program at the Museum of Texas Tech University.

The student group was nominated by Julie Hodges, director of education at the National Ranching Heritage Center for their volunteer efforts during NRHC programs such as Ranch Day. This award recognizes student organizations or student groups that have gone above and beyond to have a positive impact on the Texas Tech and/or Lubbock communities.

Accepting the award were Danielle Marshall, last year's student association president, Julie Hodges, and Megan Ostrenga, the association's current president.

In addition to its diverse collections and exhibitions, the Museum is home to a nationally respected Heritage and Museum Sciences program that offers a master's degree. While the degree grounds students in the theory of museum science and heritage management, the museum serves as a classroom providing hands on experience in the different areas of the Museum.