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Young Guns Leadership


Young Guns Executive Committee Members

Name Year Degree
Corbin Black 2015 Computer Science
Dalton Dewinne 2015 Mechanical Engineering
Kelsey Eubanks 2014 Industrial Engineering
Christopher Lehmann 2007 Chemical Engineering
Ross Nieman 2006/2010 Engineering Technology/Civil Engineering
Leo Pileggi 2013 Petroleum Engineering


Young Guns Board Members 

Name Year Degree
Miller Adair 2005 Electrical Engineering
Nikki Conley 2007 Civil Engineering
Scott Cunningham 2012 Civil Engineering
Andrew Dorow 2009 Petroleum Engineering
Simeon Eburi 2006/2007 Petroleum Engineering
Daryl Ellis 2006 Computer Engineering
Amy Fleischmann 2009 Electrical Engineering
Amber Helm 2014 Chemical Engineering
Elissa Johnson 2005 Industrial Engineering
Christopher Mullins 2011 Petroleum Engineering
Steve Myles 2002 Industrial Engineering
Mark Olsen 2009 Mechanical Engineering
Rick Petersen 2012 Petroleum Engineering
Justin Swaim 2005 Engineering Technology
Ravi Tekchandani 2011/2013 Computer/Electrical Engineering
Brock Tittle 2015 Mechanical Engineering
Shelby Williams 2015 Mechanical Engineering


Standing Committees

Alumni Feedback Committee

Responsible for providing feedback to Dean Sacco and the Whitacre College of Engineering regarding alumni experiences and suggestions related to their education background at Texas Tech through means such as surveys and focus groups.

Career Development Committee

Organizes professional events that are focused on providing career development guidance and advice from experienced Texas Tech engineering alumni to help Young Guns members develop professionally and learn from industry experts on a variety of technical and soft skills topics (e.g. panel sessions, professional luncheons and mentoring).

Communications Committee

Coordinates communication with Young Guns membership through email, social media and newsletter to make the membership aware of past and upcoming Young Guns events and activities.

Events Committee

Coordinates the overall Young Guns events calendar and supports other committees with event logistics and planning. The committee is comprised of five subcommittees for each city there are events (Houston, Dallas, Midland, Austin and Lubbock). Committee members can participate by volunteering at events (e.g. welcoming attendees, distributing surveys/events material) and / or planning events (e.g. brainstorming event ideas, coordinating speakers / venues).

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee helps to coordinate fundraising events that support the Whitacre College of Engineering and Young Guns activities. Committee members participate in the brainstorming, planning, and implementation of these efforts such as helping with silent and live auction items, event sponsorships, and event marketing. In the past this committee has helped with the Engineering Alumni Homecoming event. (Although Young Guns are encouraged to be involved in philanthropy, your participation on this committee does not require your personal financial commitment.)

Membership Committee

Manages the existing membership base and generates ideas on how to increase and maintain our membership. Some of the activities involved may include tracking membership numbers and event attendance to monitor growth and participation, work with Networking Chair to encourage event participation, plan and coordinate membership and recruiting activities, explain membership benefits to members and potential members, and welcome new members to the organization.

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