Nov 15, 2022
TTU First-Gen Week Honors Student Spotlight
Nicholas Morris shares his experiences as a first-generation college student at Texas Tech University and as a member of the Honors College. Read the full story here…
Oct 26, 2022
Honors Professor Featured on NPR's Weekend Edition
Dr. Bryan Giemza was interviewed for NPR's Weekend Edition at the Cormac McCarthy conference in Savannah, Georgia ahead of Cormac McCarthy's newest books releasing. The full podcast and article can be found here…
Oct 11, 2022
Texas Tech University Named 2022 HSI Leader by Fulbright Program
For the second year in a row, Texas Tech University has been named a Fulbright Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Fulbright applicants work with PESA and Wendoli Flores to finalize submissions. Read more here…
Sep 26, 2022
Honors Professor Selected For Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship
Dr. Costica Bradatan has been awarded a prestigious Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship for work on his forthcoming book (with Princeton UP), em> He'll then serve as Visiting Professor at the University of Tours before traveling to the University of Queensland as Visiting Professor. Read more here…
Aug 5, 2022
Remembering Adeola Omoloja
It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we share our dear friend and treasured member of the Honors College community Adeola Omoloja passed away unexpectedly on August 3, 2022. He was 21 years old. Read our full statement here…
Jul 25, 2022
TTU Reflects On Hosting 'Latinx Voces'
Texas Tech University and the Honors College hosted Paulina Sosa for a week as she gathered stories about the Latinx COVID experinece from the Lubbock community for Latinx Voces. Read the full story here…
Jul 20, 2022
Dr. Jill Hernandez Named New Dean for the Texas Tech University Honors College
"Jill Hernandez has been named dean of Texas Tech University's Honors College, the university announced today (July 20). She will assume her new position Sept. 15." Read the full announcement here…
Jun 13, 2022
TTU Honors College Student Receives Prestigious "Sumners Scholarship"
Junia Lee, a third-year with the TTU Honors College, received an undergraduate scholarship of $30,000 – the first Texas Tech student ever awarded the prestigious honor by The Sumners Foundation. Read more about Junia's Honors College experience here…
May 26, 2022
Honors College Bayless Mentors Spotlighted by LISD
Honors College students volunteering for the 2021-2022 academic year with Bayless Elementary students were recognized by LISD and featured in this video. Watch here…
May 13, 2022
Susan Tomlinson Named Acting Dean of The Texas Tech Honors College
She will begin her term May 15, 2022. She replaces Interim Dean Aliza Wong, who recently accepted the position of director of the American Academy in Rome. Read more here…
May 12, 2022
Texas Tech Produces Record Number of Fulbright Students
Aaron Szczesny, a graduating senior from the Honors College and the College of Arts & Sciences, will teach English in Uzbekistan. Aliza Wong, Interim Dean of the Honors College, expresses gratitude to Wendoli Flores, Director of Prestigious External Student Awards, for mentoring this year's Fulbright winners. Read the full story here…
Apr 21, 2022
Honors Professor Named 2022 River Pretty Writers Retreat’s Featured Visiting Author
Honors Professor, Kurt Caswell, has been announced as the Featured Visiting Author in Non-Fiction at the 2022 River Pretty Writers Retreat. Find out more here…
Apr 19, 2022
Honors Student Wins First at 2022 PSS Research Symposium
Danira Garcia-Gutierrez, TTU Honors College student, received first place in the Poster Session (for Undergraduate Students). Read Danira's full abstract here…
Apr 11, 2022
Honors Professor to Showcase Botanical Illustrations in London
Susan Tomlinson, an associate professor of interdisciplinary studies in nature and the arts in Texas Tech University's Honors College, has been selected to showcase her botanical illustrations at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Botanical Art and Photography Show in London for the month of April 2022. Read more on the website here…
Apr 1, 2022
Aliza Wong Appointed 25th Director of the American Academy in Rome
"The American Academy in Rome is pleased to announce that Aliza Wong, a professor of history and Interim Dean of the Honors College at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, has been appointed to be the Academy’s 25th Director, following a national search process. Dr. Wong begins her appointment, which is based in Rome and has a term of three years, in July 2022."
Mar 29, 2022
Andrew Ibrahim, Honors Student, Named 2022 Goldwater Scholar
Andrew Ibrahim, cell and molecular biology major, has been named a 2022 Goldwater Scholar! This is a well-deserved honor, as he has been working on research since high school and has made great strides in his undergraduate research through work in various labs at TTU, TTUHSC and MD Anderson Cancer Center. TTU Today covered the announcment here…
Feb 21, 2022
Honors Professor Featured In The Washington Post Ahead Of His Newest Book Publication
Read "How Thomas Mann escaped to America and waged a moral battle against Hitler" on the website here...
Feb 16, 2022
East Lubbock Art House Showcases TTU Honors Student
The exhibition features Jonathan Akene and can be seen from February 11th - March 5th, 2022. To find hours and other details, visit the ELAH website here…
Feb 7, 2022
Honors College Alumna Named 'One to Watch' by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
DAYL's February’s 'One to Watch' is Gracen Daniel. Gracen graduated in 2016 from TTU with a degree in Agriculture Communications with Honors from the Honors College. Read the full announcement here…
Feb 2, 2022
Honors College and Department of History Will Host Scholars From Around the World.
Texas Tech University is one of only four institutions in the United States participating in this global research project funded by the European Union (EU). Read the full announcement here...
Jan 5, 2022
Honors Professor Named the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of History
"Erin-Marie Legacey is a pillar of the Texas Tech History Department and Honors College. She teaches European and French history, including a course about death tourism in Europe." Read the full announcement here...
Dec 23, 2021
Pulitzer Prize Finalist – Megan Kate Nelson
Congratulations to Megan Kate Nelson for being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her work, Dr. Nelson is a former Honors College faculty member who taught American Studies.
Dec 22, 2021
Honors Professor Receives Patent for Identifying Viable Embryos
TTU Honors and CASNR Professor Dr. Samuel Prien collaborated with TTUHSC's Dr. Lindsay Penrose to invent a new a method that selects viable embryos based upon buoyance, an indirect measure of biochemical composition, without any direct sampling or risk to the embryo. Read the full article here...
Dec 13, 2021
Honors Professor on the 'Reading McCarthy' Podcast
TTU Honors Professor Dr. Bryan Giemza joins in a discussion on McCarthy and Irish Catholicism in the American South. The episode is titled, "McCarthy and Irish Catholicism in the South with Bryan Giemza." Listen here!
Jul 6, 2021
The Search For Lost Apples Continues...
TTU Honors Professor Engages Community in Search for Lost Apple Varieties, Archival Projects and More!
Jun 14, 2021
TTU Honors Student Surprises Mother
Disha’s major announcement on national tv shocks her mother and James Corden on the Late Late Show 📺 Check it out!
May 20, 2021
URS Student, Madeline Slimp, Published By The Botanical Society of America
Madeline, who graduated last week, has worked in the labs of the E.L. Reed Herbarium since she was a first-year student, including as Honors URS since Fall 2018. Her paper, “On the potential of Angiosperms353 for population genetics studies” has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Applications in Plant Sciences!
May 5, 2021
Dr. Tomlinson Receives '2021 Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching Award'
Dr. Susan Tomlinson receives a 2021 Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching Award. This award honors outstanding faculty members who provide exceptional opportunities for students both in and out of the classroom.
Apr 23, 2021
Dr. Hodes Wins 'Faculty International Scholarship Award'
Dr. Joe Hodes, a tenure-track professor with the Honors College, wins the Faculty International Scholarship Award from the TTU Office of International Affairs. The award recognizes a tenure-track faculty member for excellence and sustained international scholarship.
Sep 5, 2020
Dr. Tomlinson Wins 'Honorable Mention'
Susan Tomlinson wins Honorable Mention at the 23rd Annual International of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) for her work, 'The Evolution of Cotton.'
Aug 27, 2020
Professors Host Classes Outdoors to Prevent Spread of COVID-19
Some Honors College professors have decided to move their classrooms outside this semester to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Aug 10, 2020
Texas Tech Spirit Program Welcomes 59th Masked Rider
Cameron Hekkert, a fourth-year student in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Honors College, will serve as the university’s mascot for 2020-2021 academic year.
Jul 10, 2020
Cell and Molecular Biology Student Finds Passion in Serving Others
Brittany Tu, an Honors College student, won one of the university’s Student Academic Leadership Awards.
Jul 3, 2020
Dana Thalman, an Honors and Chemical Engineering Student, Finds Purpose in Helping Others
Dana is one of the winners of the university’s Student Academic Leadership Awards.
Jun 29, 2020
Emma Mortensen Is Taking Family Tradition, Agricultural Knowledge into Dietary World
Emma is one of the winners of the university’s Student Academic Leadership Awards.
Jun 26, 2020
Creative Media Industries Alumna Turns Passion for Video into Potential Career
Anwen Pope received one of the Texas Tech Parents Association’s 2020 Student Academic Leadership Awards.
Jun 18, 2020
Brooke Walterscheid Named TTU System Student Regent
Texas Govenor Greg Abbott has appointed Brooke Walterscheid as the student regent for the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents for the 2020-21 academic year.
Jun 17, 2020
History Students Experience French Revolution Firsthand Through Role-Playing
Erin-Marie Legacey won the Texas Tech Parents Association's Spencer A. Wells Creativity in Teaching Award.
Jun 16, 2020
Face Shield Delivery Saves Lives, Shares Love
A recent Angel Flight reconnected family members kept apart by the coronavirus.
Jun 1, 2020
Reagan Collins Named Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient
Lady Raider tennis senior Reagan Collins was named one of 20 Big 12 student-athletes have been selected to receive 2019-20 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships, the Conference announced.
May 21, 2020
Gabriella Ghandour founded Kindle Hope in December 2012 to bring hope to local children.
Gabriella Ghandour founded Kindle Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides funding and time to enrich the lives of underprivileged children in the Lubbock community.
May 20, 2020
Honors College Medallion Ceremony 2020
On May 14th, 2020, the Honors College revealed a virtual Honors College Medallion Ceremony to celebrate Spring and Summer 2020 Honors graduates.
May 18, 2020
Honors College Students Continued Offering Online Tutoring to Help Others
Students from all over campus have risen to the occasion to face the challenges presented by the current situation. The Honors College students in the STEM and Leaf Corps didn't let campus closing stop them from helping other students. They continued to offer free tutoring to other Texas Tech and K-12 students learning from home.
Apr 30, 2020
Students Part of Coordinated Effort to 3D-Print Face Shields for Health Workers
The consortium’s volunteers are helping to put all the pieces together.
Apr 26, 2020
Bryan Giemza: Innovation, Inspiration Should Be State’s Response to Oil Downturn
Rather than shrink from global challenges, Texas can provide leadership to turn a challenging moment into an economic springboard to a better future.
Apr 16, 2020
Honors College Student, Stephanie Kuzmack, Named a 2020 Truman Scholar
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation on Wednesday (April 15) named Texas Tech University senior Stephanie Kuzmack one of its 2020 Truman Scholars. Stephanie Kuzmack is the university’s second Truman Scholar.
Mar 31, 2020
Texas Tech University Faculty and Staff Collaborate to Create 3D-Printed Face Shields and Masks for Health Care Workers
A collaborative group of faculty and staff from Texas Tech University and the TTU Health Sciences Center are joining forces to create 3D-printed face shields and face masks for health care workers in hopes of fighting the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Mar 6, 2020
Honors College Student Receives Inaugural Fulbright-Mitacs Globalink Fellowship
Eric Bui will spend his summer researching drug development for novel anti-cancer therapies at the University of British Columbia in Canada.
Mar 3, 2020
Texas Tech is celebrating women faculty who exemplify excellence in research, scholarship, creative activity, teaching, and mentoring.
Research Spotlight on Women Faculty: Susan Tomlinson.
Jan 29, 2020
Commentary: 75 Years Later, We Need Our Liberators More than Ever
As members of the “Greatest Generation” leave us, we should remember what they sacrificed and why.
Jan 27, 2020
Two Texas Tech Faculty Members Helped Liberate Concentration Camps
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Week, we bring you the stories of Robert Anderson and Ted Hartman.
Jan 21, 2020
Texas Tech University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Recognized as Circle of Excellence Gold Chapter
The honor is the second-highest commendation a chapter can receive.
Dec 20, 2019
SpeakUp! Showcases Students' Communication Skills
As Texas Tech University students were wrapping up the fall semester, those enrolled in oral communication courses had the chance to showcase what they learned during their classes in the biannual SpeakUp! contest.
Nov 13, 2019
Premiere of 'Narratives of Modern Genocide' Documentary Details Horrors of Modern-Day Massacres
The Honors College and Texas Tech Public Media hosted a viewing of the documentary at the Museum of Texas Tech University in hopes of educating people on the atrocities of genocide that still occur around the world to this day.
Nov 6, 2019
The Honors College STEM & Leaf Corps
The Honors College STEM & Leaf Corps were honored at the Volunteer Lubbock Cornucopia Luncheon for their incredible work with the Lubbock Independent School District. The STEM & Leaf Corps work with six LISD schools to provide free tutoring to high school and middle school students and are working to create new and innovative pedagogical approaches to inspiring students to love learning, reading, and creating.
Oct 17, 2019
Honors student, Claudia Munoz receives 2019 Trjitzinsky Scholarship award.
Each year the Society selects a number of geographically distributed schools who in turn make one-time awards to beginning mathematical students to assist them in pursuit of careers in mathematics.
Aug 26, 2019
Honors professor Kurt Caswell's newest book, Laika's Window: The Legacy of a Soviet Space Dog, won an Indies silver medal for science writing.
Laika's Window tells the story of the soviet space dog, Laika, the first animal to orbit the earth.
May 30, 2019
Cell and Molecular Biology Student Receives Goldwater Scholarship.
Oscar Wu’s interest in cancer immunotherapy research and community engagement earned him the prestigious scholarship.
May 7, 2019
CMI 4301-H04: Adventure Media: Honors
Brandon Weaver went on a spring break bikepacking trip in Big Bend Ranch State Park with college students in Texas Tech’s Adventure Media class.
May 1, 2019
Associate Professor of History Selected as 2019 Piper Professor.
Aliza Wong is one of only 10 selected in the State of Texas.
Apr 17, 2019
Intriguing Installation: Honors Hall public art piece aims to intrigue, engage
Texas Tech’s 99th public art piece was installed on campus in front of the Honors Hall and unveiled earlier this month. The piece was designed by artist and architect Marc Fornes.
Mar 21, 2019
Education against Auschwitz: Challenging Bigotry with Anne Frank and Holocaust Education
The Office of the President and the Honors College at Texas Tech University are pleased to invite you to this special presentation.
Feb 7, 2019
Former UN Ambassador shares journey from Cambodian refugee to American
Previously being an U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador Sichuan Siv spoke to Texas Tech students about his experiences and journey as a U.S. Ambassador.
Feb 5, 2019
Honors College Student Presents 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand to Second Local Child, Starts Nonprofit to Benefit More in the Future
SivaTeja Pati’s newest creation is the result of a collaboration between the Texas Tech University Libraries, Honors College, College of Arts & Sciences and 3D Prints for Patients.
Jan 22, 2019
Susan Tomlinson's award-winning artworks
Dr. Susan Tomlinson who teaches courses in botanical illustration is an artist whose work was recognized at the 2018 international juried exhibitions of Botanical Artists.
Sep 26, 2018
Global Policy and Rhetoric the Focus of Civil Counterpoints
The conversation series will examine the role of the U.S. in global affairs under President Trump.
Sep 19, 2018
103-Year-Old World War II Veteran Will Speak at Texas Tech on Friday
Catherine Royalty served in the U.S. Navy as a member of the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service.
Aug 3, 2018
First Year Claims Rare Honor With Big Heart, Hard Work
Elizabeth Walker is one of 29 Texans to win the 2018 Congressional Award Gold Medal.