Updated | Rawls College Set to Host Scholarship Events Across Texas This Spring
March 5, 2020 | By: April Chavez
As of March 13, 2020, the Lubbock and Dallas events have been canceled . The Fort Worth Roundup has been postponed and rescheduled for November 19, 2020.
The Jerry S. Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University has a number of events planned this spring designed to bring together alumni and friends to celebrate Rawls College and raise money for student scholarships.
Each of the events will feature food and drinks, live entertainment, and live and silent auctions for highly-sought-after items such as vacation packages, sports memorabilia, jewelry, Texas Tech experiences and much more.
Fort Worth Roundup | April 9, 2020 | POSTPONED & RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 19, 2020
Coming off its most successful year to date, the Fort Worth Roundup event is looking to top last year's success.
Josh Weathers, a singer/songwriter powerhouse based out of Fort Worth, will bring his rock-n-soul infused music to this year's event.
The title sponsor for this year's Fort Worth Roundup is Double Eagle Development, a successful oil and gas company run by Rawls College alumni, Cody Campbell and John Sellers.
"Since the event began seven years ago, Cody, John and Double Eagle Development have generously served as the title sponsor," said Ryan Todd, senior director of development at Rawls College. "Double Eagle Development, loyal alumni in Fort Worth and strong corporate sponsors have been key in growing this event each year."
Dallas Scholarship Event | April 29, 2020 | CANCELED
For the first time ever, Rawls College has teamed up with Texas Tech Athletics as part of their "Wreck 'Em Tour" for this year's Dallas Scholarship Event event.
"Our alumni and friends have come to look at this as a premier event with great entertainment and exciting guests each year," said Todd "This year is going to be incredible. We are eager for our guests to have an opportunity to learn about all of the exciting things happening at Rawls College and network with folks from Texas Tech Athletics."
Several individuals from TTU athletics are scheduled to make guest appearances at the event, including TTU Head Football Coach Matt Wells and TTU Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt.
In addition, TTU System Chancellor Tedd Mitchell, TTU President Lawrence Schovanec and Rawls College Dean Margaret L. Williams will make special remarks at the event.
Entertainment will be provided by popular Texas Country artist, William Clark Green and a surprise guest that will be announced at a later date.
Returning sponsor, PlainsCapital Bank, one of the largest banks in Texas, and Reese Marketos, an award-winning law firm in Dallas, will serve as this year's title sponsors for the event.
Lubbock Scholarship Event | May 7, 2020 | CANCELED
A new endeavor for Rawls College, the Lubbock Scholarship Event, aims to raise scholarship money for students at many levels of academic achievement, community and school involvement, and financial situations directly from the Lubbock area.
"Our alumni and supporters in Lubbock have been talking about a special Lubbock event for years," said Todd. "It is exciting to see those dreams come to fruition. We are hopeful that this will become an annual event to support our students."
The event will feature a string quartet performance and is an exclusive opportunity for partners, alumni and friends to come together and support high-impact learning opportunities through scholarships.
All of the events will require a ticket for entry. Individual ticket prices vary for each event and may be purchased through the links below.
Discounts for Rawls Raiders Members
Current Rawls Raiders Network members can receive an individual ticket discount for the Fort Worth and Dallas events.
If you are not a current member of the Rawls Raiders Network, but would like to join today to be eligible for the ticket discount or to learn more, visit texastechalumni.org/RawlsRaiders.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for each of the events. If you or your company are interested in sponsoring any of the events, please contact Ryan Todd. Our sponsors make these great events possible!