Texas Tech University

Rawls Diplomats

The Rawls Diplomats help facilitate study abroad programs for the Center for Global Engagement and raise awareness of the importance and value of studying abroad.

Essential Functions:

The essential function for the Rawls Diplomats is to represent the Center for Global Engagement and the Rawls College of Business in all recruitment efforts. The Rawls diplomat will promote study abroad opportunities to Rawls College of Business students and will be available to assist and answer questions for perspective students as well as students who are preparing for their planned study abroad experience.


Rawls Diplomats will be a Texas Tech Rawls College of Business student who has previously studied abroad through the CGE. Diplomats will perform work as assigned by the CGE. Basic responsibilities include but are not limited to: participation in the Study Abroad Fair, participation in the Welcome & Welcome Back event, planning and execution of various other recruitment and assessment events, setting up and manning a table in the Rawls College of Business Administration Building as assigned, post several times a week on the CGE Facebook fanpage, provide the CGE with pictures from their study abroad experience as well as a quote to be used in marketing publications, be available to perspective students by email, phone and Facebook to answer questions and give advice, assist in classroom presentations as requested, and participate in other recruiting events as requested.

Rawls Diplomats will be expected to become familiar with programs other than the one that they participated on and will have a positive, pleasant, and well groomed appearance while on duty. The Rawls Diplomats are expected to provide accurate information and to be a helpful resource to all Rawls College of Business students in regards to studying abroad.

Activities Include:

  • Speak in BA1101 classes to promote and share experiences of being abroad
  • Lead Study Abroad Information Sessions for prospective study abroad students
  • Participate in the Rawls Career Fair each semester
  • Participate in the Study Abroad Fair each semester
  • Attend the Center for Global Engagement Workshop  each semester to give personal experiences on studying abroad to students that are going abroad the following semester
  • Participate in classroom presentations (as needed)
  • Attend the Welcome/Welcome Back event each semester and network with returning and study abroad students
  • Attend the Bon Voyage event each semester to Q&A and interact with departing study abroad students
  • Occasional office duties in which you network and Q&A with Rawls students
  • Attend and be a part of occasional Rawls activities during the semester


  • Applicants must possess a cumulative and semester grade point average of 2.75 or above, and must be an enrolled in the Rawls College of Business prior to term of service
  • Applicants must be in Academic and Judiciary good standing with the University
  • Applicants must demonstrate a mature and friendly attitude, present a well-groomed appearance, and possess good decision making skills
  • Applicants must have studied abroad through the Rawls College of Business or plan to study abroad 
  • Applicants must be able to commit to at minimum two semesters of services


  • All Rawls Diplomats are required to participate in an orientation and training
  • All Rawls Diplomats are expected to support and comply with all University policies, as well as those of the Rawls College of Business
  • Membership fees are $15 for semester or $25 for Academic Year

Diplomat Officers

Tia Angadicheril President: Tia Angadicheril
Major: Marketing and Management
Studied Abroad: Summer 2014 at East China Normal University – Shanghai, China
Email: tia.angadicheril@ttu.edu
Austin Vincent Vice President: Austin Vincent
Major: Energy Commerce
Studied Abroad: Fall 2013 at the University of Stirling – Stirling, Scotland
Email: austin.c.vincent@ttu.edu
Daniel Kasterke Treasurer: Daniel Kasterke
Major: Accounting
Studied Abroad: Summer 2015 at John Cabot University – Rome, Italy
Email: daniel.kasterke@ttu.edu
Elizabeth Parrish Secretary: Elizabeth Parrish
Major: Petroleum Engineering
Studied Abroad: Summer 2015 Global Energy Perspectives in Europe – London, England; Paris, France; Munich, Germany; Vienna, Austria
Email: elizabeth.parrish@ttu.edu
Keely Walker Event Coordinator: Keely Walker
Major: Accounting
Studied Abroad: Summer 2015 Texas Tech Center in Seville – Seville, Spain
Email: keely.walker@ttu.edu
Paul Feyisetan Public Relations Representative: Paul Feyisetan
Major: Accounting
Studied Abroad: Summer 2015 at John Cabot University – Rome, Italy
Email: paul.feyisetan@ttu.edu

Erica Nikolaisen
Junior Perez
P: 806.742.2041