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Sixth Annual Rawls Roundup Set for Whiskey Ranch in Fort Worth

Hailey Walter

Join fellow Rawls Raiders for the big annual event that brings Fort Worth alumni together to raise scholarship money for students of the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business.

The Sixth Annual Rawls Roundup will be held at Whiskey Ranch in Fort Worth at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. The evening will include food and beverages (including whiskey), an auction, some surprises, and live music entertainment by Grady Spencer and The Work.

Individual tickets for the event are $125, however a discounted price of $75 is available for Rawls Raiders National Chapter members. Tickets can be purchased online.

The event supports the Fort Worth Scholarship Endowment, which provides scholarships to students studying business at Texas Tech University who are from the Fort Worth area. The 2017 event raised $38,020, and three Rawls College students received scholarships during the 2018-2019 academic year. One of those students, Spencer Wood, was then a senior studying finance and economics. He is a first-generation college student.

"It is so very much appreciated and will go a long way towards helping me to earn my degree," Wood said.

Chanel Lewis-Bonsu, another scholarship recipient last year, is studying marketing and management. She said the scholarship was greatly appreciated and guaranteed her return to Texas Tech for the 2018-2019 year.

The scholarships not only assist financially, but ensure Rawls College students can achieve their career goals and dreams.

"With the information technology degree I obtain, I plan to become a business analyst," said Jasmine Gharbin, a recipient of last year's scholarships. "By becoming a business analyst, I will be able to use my creativity and technology skills to benefit others."

The title sponsor for this year's event is once more Double Eagle Development, a Fort Worth oil and gas company run by Texas Tech alumni Cody Campbell and John Sellers. Their company has been the title sponsor since the fundraiser began six years ago.

"Cody, John and Double Eagle Development have been tremendous partners of Rawls College and our alumni efforts in the Fort Worth area over the years. We appreciate them for stepping up again to be the title sponsor and for making this fundraiser grow each year," said Ryan Todd, senior director of development at Rawls College. "We also thank all of our generous alumni and corporate sponsors. Their support has made a significant difference in the lives of our students."