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A Collection of Stories Capturing the Innovative Spirit of the Texas Tech College of Arts & Sciences

We invite you to join us for a collection of stories capturing the imagination and innovative spirit that defines the Texas Tech College of Arts & Sciences. Enjoy a monthly showcase of current students and notable alumni sharing their unique perspectives and experiences. The College of Arts & Sciences is home to innovators of all types, and here, we believe, Innovation Never Stops.

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Part 9 | Innovation on the Permian Basin

The Permian Basin is home to thousands of years of geological data. Arts & Sciences and Premier Oilfield Group have partnered to preserve and research the core samples stored here.

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Part 8 | The Student Advocate

Senior Hunter Heck served as Student Government Association President amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the story of her leadership, and the confirmation of her calling to be a social advocate. 

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Part 7 | Making History

Making history is nothing new for alumnus Thomas Reynolds. The native Texan is a first-generation college graduate who now brings the subject alive for students at Lubbock High School.

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Part 6 | Beyond Barriers

Alumna Monica Marquez made her mark at some of the world's largest organizations. Now, she's helping women do the same as the co-founder and chief innovation officer at Beyond Barriers.

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Part 5 | Agent of Innovation

Alumnus Jordan Woy earned his bachelor's in political science and went on to found Willis & Woy Sports Group, one of the nation's largest and most influential sports representation firms.

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Part 4 | Bridging the Gap

A&S alumna Brooke Walterscheid grew up in a small town where basic healthcare was hours away. Now the fourth-year medical student wants to bring medical innovation to rural communities.

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Part 3 | Catalyst for Change

Sociology student and 2020 Truman Scholar Stephanie Kuzmack is driven to be a catalyst for change. With her sights on law school, she wants to alleviate the challenges facing her hometown.

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Part 2 | Becoming Krista Gerlich 

Texas Tech head women's basketball coach and Arts & Sciences alumna Krista Gerlich shares her story as a former Lady Raider who has returned to lead her team as head coach.

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Part 1 | Chasing Dreams

Fourth-year Arts & Sciences student Cameron Hekkert shares her journey from Colorado to Texas Tech, where she discovered a passion for collegiate athletics and earned a spot as the 59th Masked Rider.

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