Mass Communications Breakfast Serves Scholarships


Mike Sanders, Scott Pelley, Gary Dixon

L to R: Mike Sanders, Scott Pelley and Gary Dixon, president of The Foundation for a Better Life, who accepted the Double T Award for Excellence in Public Service for the nonprofit organization.

Scott Pelley, former Texas Tech University student and CBS news correspondent, gave the keynote speech during the Dallas Breakfast, a new fundraiser for the College of Mass Communications. The event was held on April 25 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Organizers raised about $20,000 for scholarships.

Pelley, a correspondent for “60 Minutes,” has traveled the globe from the war-torn streets of Baghdad to the Antarctic tundra. He was inducted last year into the College of Mass Communications Hall of Fame.

“Because of the increasing costs for students to attend the university of their choice, it’s important that we increase our efforts to provide financial assistance to deserving students,” said Jerry Hudson, dean of the College of Mass Communications. “The Dallas/Fort Worth area is home for a very large portion of the college’s undergraduate student enrollment and alumni.”

Scott Pelley Speaks at the Breakfast

Alumnus and CBS news correspondent, Scott Pelley, served as the keynote speaker for the event which raised $20,000 for scholarships.

Also at the event, emceed by Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance, the college presented its inaugural national award. The Double T Award for Excellence in Public Service went to The Foundation for a Better Life, a Denver-based nonprofit organization. The group promotes positive values using print and broadcast media. Accepting the award was Gary Dixon, Texas Tech alumnus and president of The Foundation for a Better Life.

For more information on financial aid and scholarships, please contact:

Texas Tech University Financial Aid
P.O. Box 45011
Lubbock TX 79409-5011
Phone: 806-742-3681

Jan 15, 2020