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Virtual Registration required to receive the customized Lapel Pin and feature on the website. Registration closes at 5 pm on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

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The Hispanic/Latino/a/x Convocation lapel pin is uniquely designed for Texas Tech. The InDesign incorporates Hispanic/Latino culture with a colorful cultural stole feature along the border that represents the many countries within Latin America. At the center is Texas and the Texas Tech double T to represent the heart and dedication of the graduate. Keeping TTU and the state of Texas at the heart of the design with the inscription Alumni translated from English to Spanish, Alumnos, to show pride as alumni and our culture. The banner with the inscription, DESDE AQUI, ES POSIBLE, is the translation of From Here, It's Possible to represent the possibilities that our community achieved and will continue excelling by earning a degree from TTU.

Due to COVID-19, the historical Hispanic Convocation hosted by the alumni group, Raiders Rojos, was canceled. The Hispanic/Latino/a/x Convocationat Texas Tech University is a signature event that honors, recognizes, and celebrates the academic accomplishments and commitment of TTU'sHispanic/Latino/a/x students pursuing higher education. Our community, our ancestors, and our futures are forever changed by this special passage and celebration of graduation. Si Se Pudo!

The virtual event is hosted by a student leadership team comprised of various students at Texas Tech University and supported by the Division ofDiversity, Equity & Inclusion, Raiders Rojos Alumni Group, and the Latino/Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association. Participation is open to all graduating students of Texas Tech University and Texas Tech UniversityHealth Sciences Center. To symbolize the loss of celebrating in person for the May 2020 graduates, each participant will receive a lapel pin that honors our graduates. The lapel pins design incorporates the traditional HispanicConvocation stole elements while centering the double T in the center with the Spanish translation of "From here, It was Possible" and "Alumni".

We are proud to also promote the "Mil Gracias"/A Thousand Thank You'swhere graduates can thank a mentor, loved one, family, friends on achieving a momentous celebration.

“Looking out at that crowd, I imagined those who had not yet arrived, minority students who, in years to come, would make this multitude of faces, the view from where I now stood, a little more variety. If they could have heard me, I would have confided in them: As you discover what strength you can draw from your community in this world from which it stands apart, look outward as well as inward. Build bridges instead of walls.”

― Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World

Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion