Rawls College Awards
Rawls College has a long tradition of honoring distinguished and committed individuals who have shaped the world and strengthened their communities. Each year, the college recognizes the diverse talents and accomplishments of Rawls College alumni and friends with a variety of awards.
Nominations for the 2023 awards are now open. The nomination deadline is April 15, 2023.Nominate a Deserving Individual
Distinguished Alumni Award
The highest honor Rawls College bestows upon alumni and friends, the Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a record of distinguished service and extraordinary achievement in their chosen field. The honoree(s) have made a positive impact on both Rawls College and Texas Tech, serving as an inspiration to current students and alumni. To be considered for the award, individuals must have attended Rawls College.
Distinguished Partner Award
The Distinguished Partner Award recognizes non-alumni individuals and/or organizations who have made a significant impact on Rawls College and have a history of: hiring Rawls College alumni, mentoring Rawls College students, contributing monetarily and/or furthering the success of Rawls College.
Jerry S. Rawls Business Excellence Award
The Jerry S. Rawls Business Excellence Award recognizes Texas Tech alumni whose contributions and accomplishments have made a significant impact on Rawls College and/or the business community as a whole. Throughout their careers, honorees have contributed significantly to Texas Tech and their industry and communities, while upholding the highest standards and values.
The Graduates of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D) Award recognizes Rawls College alumni who graduated during the last decade. Honorees have made significant contributions to their community, their profession or Rawls College through early-career roles, leadership and/or volunteer service. They are committed to improving Rawls College and serve as an example of how to transition into business careers after graduation.
Honorary Alumni Award
The Honorary Alumni Award recognizes an individual who is not an alumnus of Texas Tech but possesses the qualities of a true Red Raider. Honorees have significantly impacted the college through their involvement, support and contributions. They demonstrate a high moral character in alignment with the mission and vision of both Rawls College and Texas Tech.
The Innovation Award recognizes Rawls College alumni who have demonstrated the ability to establish a new business or turn around/significantly grow an established business. Honorees have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the next generation of entrepreneurs.