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G.O.L.D. Award

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.

Nomination Form


Congratulations to the 2021 honorees, and thank you for the dedication you have shown to Rawls College and Texas Tech University. View photos from the 2021 Distinguished Alumni & Awards event.

Eric Wright

BBA, Energy Commerce, 2010
ExxonMobil Corporation
Senior Landman
Los Altos, California

Eric Wright is a Senior Landman for ExxonMobil, where for the last year he has been responsible for the Corporation's assets in North Dakota's Bakken Shale play.

Eric's previous roles with ExxonMobil include, Lease Analyst, Land Data Analyst, East Texas Landman and Mid-Continent Landman. Through the various roles, Eric has gained a wide breadth of experience and knowledge of Land work and the energy business.

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Lauren & Hunter Hill

BBA, Energy Commerce, 2017
Title Analyst, EOG Resources, Inc.
Houston, Texas

BBA & MS, Accounting, 2017
Audit Senior, Deloitte
Houston, Texas

Lauren and Hunter Hill are both proud Rawls College of Business graduates from the spring class of 2017. Lauren earned her Bachelor's degree in Energy Commerce, Petroleum Land Management, and Hunter earned his Master's degree in Accounting with a certificate in Management Information Systems. After graduation they relocated to Houston, Texas, where they now live with their pets, Flynn and Tanner. Currently, they are both working full time, Lauren as a Title Analyst with EOG Resources, Inc. and Hunter as a third year Audit Senior with Deloitte.

During their time at Texas Tech, Lauren and Hunter were heavily involved on campus, including both of them being active members of Delta Sigma Pi, a business fraternity at the Rawls College of Business. Lauren held multiple leadership positions across campus, including a cabinet position within Student Government Association acting as the first Director of Ambassadors, and served as the Texas Tech Panhellenic Vice President of Judicial Affairs.

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