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Raiders Who Rock Nominees

All Raiders Who Rock nominees and their nominators are honored at the Raiders Who Rock Banquet, and the top nominee from each category will be announced and will receive a special award. The Raiders Who Rock Banquet is an opportunity to publicly honor and reward students, faculty, staff and organizations who exemplify the eight Ethical Principles.

Texas Tech University and Transition & Engagement is honored to recognize each of the following groups and individuals as 2016 Raiders Who Rock. 

Raiders Who Rock Mutual Respect

Alyssa Carey (Outstanding Raider Who Rocks) Nominated by Parent & Family Relations Staff

Alyssa Carey (Outstanding Raider Who Rocks)

Nominated by Parent & Family Relations Staff

Alyssa is currently a student assistant in the Office of Parent and Family Relations and is pursuing both an undergraduate degree and master's degree in Accounting. One of the things highlighted about Alyssa is that "She is eager to learn and is selfless in all aspects of her life as a Red Raider." This is evident through her willingness to approach each situation and each family she encounters with the same level of respect. She can be seen regularly with a smile on her face while interacting with parents and families who need support in their transition as a family in the Texas Tech system. She always goes out of her way to help parents and family members feel at ease during events like Red Raider Orientation and Sibling Weekend while also helping them become more excited about becoming Red Raiders.

Nominated by Parent & Family Relations Staff

Hannah Cavazos
Nominated by Nicole Terrell

Kelsey Fore
Nominated by Ryan Lanier

Andrew Koricich
Nominated by Maggie J. Gilchrest-Dunnam

Elizabeth Massengale
Nominated by Jennifer M Webb

Robert Ward
Nominated by Jennifer M Webb

Shannon Bichard
Nominated by Debra Sanderson

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Raiders Who Rock Cooperation and Communication

India Student Association (Outstanding Raider Who Rocks) Nominated by Lisa James

India Student Association (Outstanding Raider Who Rocks)

Nominated by Lisa James

The India Student Association is a student organization here at Texas Tech. They frequently partner with the Ethics Center to host and coordinate events. The India Student Association strives to welcome and support new students in assimilating to life at Texas Tech and in Lubbock while offering continued support to current students. This support comes in the form of housing new students from India while helping them find accommodations and resources to be successful. Annually, they fund five to seven competitive scholarships for needy Texas Tech Indian students. Their focus, however, spreads beyond campus and into the community. They partner with several other organizations such as the South Asian Student Association and the Baptist Student Ministry to increase community engagement and promote cultural education. Their efforts continue to enrich both Texas Tech and the surrounding community by bringing people together.

Campbell Roper
Nominated by Narissra Punyanunt-Carter

Christina Fernandez
Nominated by Johanna Valencia

Stephen Mangum
Nominated by Parent & Family Relations Staff

Ben Montecillo
Nominated by Maggie J. Gilchrest

Bradley Martin
Nominated by Jennifer M. Webb

The Underground
Nominated by Tiara Cook

Brenda Rogers
Nominated by Transition & Engagement Staff 

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Raiders Who Rock Creativity and Innovation

Charisse Aguas
Nominated by Katarina Bleier

Cody Williams
Nominated by Parent & Family Relations Staff

Joshua Barron
Nominated by Maggie J. Gilchrest-Dunnam

Kelsey M. Jackson
Nominated by Keri Shiplet

Lisa Low
Nominated by Erin Justyna

Marcelo Schmidt
Nominated by Maggie J. Gilchrest

Professor Greg Gellene
Nominated by Kelsey Theall

Scott Layher
Nominated by Johanna Valencia

Rudy Redondo
Nominated by Transition & Engagment Staff

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Raiders Who Rock Community Service & Leadership

Campbell Roper (Outstanding Raider Who Rocks) Nominated by William F. Dean

Campbell Roper (Outstanding Raider Who Rocks)

Nominated by William F. Dean

Campbell is currently a double major in Communication Studies and Classics. His academic success has led to several achievements including being elected to membership in Mortar Board, gaining membership in Phi Beta Phi Honors Organization, and being elected to Golden Key. At this time, Campbell is also working as a teaching assistant for Interpersonal Communications and is involved in undergraduate communications research. Beyond his academic success, Campbell also participates in organizations that give back to and support the community. In his fraternity, he has participated in events such as the Iron Man triathlon in order to raise funds for research on ALS Disease. In addition to this, he frequently volunteers at the Lubbock Food Bank Farm. Campbell also has participated in internships as the Assistant Youth Director for junior high and high school students at First United Methodist Church in Midland and Kingwood United Methodist Church. As a part of his service, Campbell also has turned some of his focus to supporting and organizing events for students on campus. This past year, he has served as the president of Greek Wide Bible Study. His service both on and off campus demonstrates his passion to be involved with the community.

Alison Menefee
Nominated by Craig Kuehnert

Austin Hinkle
Nominated by William F. Dean

Bailey Bell
Nominated by Katarina Bleier

Benjamin Paul
Nominated by Nathalie Lawrence

Florencia Rangel
Nominated by Kadarius Toussaint

Lorena Posadas
Nominated by Jacy Proctor

Shelby Huber
Nominated by Angela Mazzolini

Britta Tye
Nominated by John Thomas

Gloria Gonzales
Nominated by Olusola Osunsan

Melanie Tatum
Nominated by Jackie Kimbler

Meryl Benham
Nominated by Stephanie Ibarra & Stacy Riker

Association of Students About Service
Nominated by Emily Joy Booker

Llano Estacado Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Nominated by Evelyn Reategui-Zirena

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Raiders Who Rock Pursuit of Excellence

Shannon Bullard (Outstanding Raider Who Rocks) Nominated by Katarina Bleier and Mary Nelson

Shannon Bullard (Outstanding Raider Who Rocks)

Nominated by Katarina Bleier and Mary Nelson

Shannon is currently a professor in the College of Education and the Tech Teach program. Her students highlighted that she "Strives for honor in everything she does! And goes above and beyond for anyone and everyone!" As a professor, she constantly reaches out to students in order to ensure that they feel supported and have access to the resources they require. She pushes her students to set high standards for themselves. She makes herself available to her students outside of the classroom and provides additional information and resources to her students when they need extra guidance in their work. In addition to this, she takes extra time to provide each student with detailed and meaningful feedback so that they can continue to improve with each assignment. Her dedication to provide a learning experience in which students can constantly thrive inspires those students to do well.

Alexandra Greinke
Nominated by Keely Walker

Bailee Tanguma
Nominated by Anna Pollard

David Popwell
Nominated by Johanna Valencia

Emily Latham
Nominated by Evan Estes

Evan Estes
Nominated by Emily Latham

Matthew Van Dyke
Nominated by Ann H. Rodriguez

Morgan Zeleny
Nominated by Taylor Tunstall

Vladimir S Arias
Nominated by Narissra Punyanunt-Carter

Maryellen Baeza
Nominated by Daniel Zewde

Omega Psi Phi
Nominated by Lora Lopez

Texas Tech Quidditch Club
Nominated by Sport Club Program

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Raiders Who Rock Public Accountability

Rebecca Ortiz (Outstanding Raider Who Rocks) Nominated by Zachary Rocha

Rebecca Ortiz (Outstanding Raider Who Rocks)

Nominated by Zachary Rocha

Dr. Ortiz currently serves as assistant professor of advertising in the College of Media and Communication. In addition to this, she is the faculty advisor for Define Your Line. In both of these roles, Dr. Ortiz works tirelessly to encourage students to challenge social norms and develop their own opinions. She challenges her students to think critically about their actions and how they can impact their fellow students. Her efforts to create a safe campus environment help to spur on the efforts of the students involved in Define Your Line and increase communication to change the culture. Her desire to educate students in communication and the enhancement of social justice also inspires them to seek new and unique ways to share their message. At this point, her efforts, along with the effort of the students involved in Define Your Line, have begun to expand beyond Texas Tech and have created a community of students at other institutions that all seek guidance from our program here. These efforts and actions continue to inspire many to act ethically and uprightly.

Joseph Austin
Nominated by Amber Fly

Rachel Myers
Nominated by Bindu Upadhyaya

Erik Gonzalez
Nominated by Jennifer M Webb

Monica J Williams
Nominated by Laura C Ponce

Sarah Dingus
Nominated by Benny Paul

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Raiders Who Rock Diversity

Evelyn Reategui (Outstanding Raider Who Rocks) Nominated by Julie Isom

Evelyn Reategui (Outstanding Raider Who Rocks)

Nominated by Julie Isom

Evelyn Reateguiis a fourth year Ph.D. student in Environmental Toxicology. She is actively involved in several organizations on campus including The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Llano Estacado Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, the Society for the Advancing of Chicanos/Hispanic and Native Americans in Science, and the Hispanic Association of Women in Lubbock. Many of the organizations she works with dedicate their efforts to supporting Hispanics, single mothers, and women. Evelyn is passionate about setting an example for young girls to pursue a career in science and has participated in events such as "Science: It's a Girl Thing" and "Shake Hands with Your Future". Her dedication to enhancing female learning is part of her efforts to increase the diversity of thought in the sciences with new innovations.

Brandi Corpier
Nominated by Tomica Gawlik

Jimmy Tony Carter
Nominated by Bret Brown

Mary "Katie" Miller
Nominated by Patricia Earl

African Student Organization
Nominated by Anastasia Coles

Texas Tech Tennis Club
Nominated by Jackson Star

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Raiders Who Rock Academic Integrity

Estefania Camarada (Outstanding Raider Who Rocks) Nominated by Bertha Munuku

Estefania Camarada (Outstanding Raider Who Rocks)

Nominated by Bertha Munuku

Estefania is currently majoring in Accounting. She frequently visits the Learning Center in order to receive guidance in subjects she is not familiar with. Originally from Angola, her native language is Portuguese. She began seeking help with her writing techniques at the Learning Center in order to improve her work. Estefania takes pride in her work and makes conscious efforts to ensure that she is completing the assignments herself and does not ask for anyone else to do the work for her. She constantly asks for explanations on how to avoid plagiarism and how to proper cite her resources. She takes each new piece of information and applies to her future work in order to ensure that she is always improving. She takes advantage of the resources available on campus in order to enhance her learning experience. One of the things said of Estefania was "Her constant vigilance and self-awareness in ensuring that she strives for honor even in the smallest assignments makes her stand out...." Her efforts to better herself also help challenge her peers to strive for honor in their academic pursuits.

Imatria Webber
Nominated by Jordan Johnson

Rachel Romero
Nominated by Haelee Nelson

Taylor Tunstall
Nominated by Morgan Zeleny

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