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In the fall of 2023, Student Life & Academic Innovation and Student Success created Tech10, an honor given out to ten graduating seniors.  These ten individuals will be chosen based on the four principles of the Red Raider Spirit. These principles include a commitment to academic excellence, commitment to leadership on the TTU campus, commitment to service, and a commitment to Striving for Honor. Tech10 will be chosen based on an application and interview process and will be honored at the end of the Spring 2024 semester.  

Red Raider Spirit Sets You Apart.

Through this process, ten graduating seniors that embody the four principles of Red Raider Spirit will be recognized as the Tech10. 

What is Red Raider Spirit?

Red Raiders embody the unwavering commitment to pursuing their dreams with a relentless drive to surpass ordinary expectations and to always Strive for Honor. Fueled by a passion for excellence, Red Raiders not only seek personal honor but also radiate leadership within their communities, organizations, and workplaces. The essence of a true Red Raider lies not just in the pursuit of individual success, but in a profound desire to uplift everyone around them. While many Red Raiders shine in academic realms, it is the select few who embody a holistic approach, seamlessly blending intellectual expertise with a selfless dedication to community service and leadership endeavors. Red Raider actions speak louder than words, demonstrating a commitment to go the extra mile by making a positive impact without hesitation, constantly Striving for Honor while keeping their Eyes on the Horizon. 

Principle #1: Academic Excellence

Commitment to academic excellence involves going above and beyond in pursuit of academic success. Examples include but are not limited to earning strong academic marks, engaging in research, helping others achieve academically, or showing a strong involvement in academic activities.

Principle #2: Leadership on the TTU campus

Commitment to leadership on the TTU campus acknowledges students who have shown a high capacity for leadership. Moreover, these individuals have utilized this ability to become a change agent on campus. Whether leadership manifests in the form of student organization membership, engagement in residential life, or excellence in the field of sports; leadership does not have to be solely positional. Instead, it's impactful and transformational.

Principle #3: Service

Commitment to service captures the experience of those who gave of themselves in an impactful way either through traditional service (community, student staff member, etc.) or through helping to make some aspect of the lived experiences of others fundamentally better.

Principle #4: Strive for Honor

Commitment to Striving for Honor captures those individuals who have gone above and beyond to represent the true Red Raider spirit and tradition through their actions and successes.

Tech10 Class of 2024:

Texas Tech proudly announces the Tech10 Senior Recognition Class of 2024! Photos of our recipients will be coming soon.



Academic College

Darielle Baustert

El Paso, TX

Whitacre College of Engineering

Olivia Billington

Fort Worth, TX

Rawls College of Business

Karmen Brown 

Oak Point, TX

College of Media and Communication

James Grein 

Cypress, TX

Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Alena Jairamsingh 

Hobbs, NM

Whitacre College of Engineering

Stone Pena 

Lubbock, TX

College of Arts & Sciences

Sydney Stanley

Fort Collins, CO

College of Arts & Sciences

Emma Taber

Bakersfield, CA

Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Emma Travland 

Fredericksburg, TX

College of Arts & Sciences

Chyna Vargas 

San Antonio, TX

College of Media and Communication

How It Works:

Tech10 will be chosen based on an application and interview process and will be honored at the end of the Spring 2024 semester. 

Application: Apply online via TechConnect by Sunday, February 25

Interview: Selected applicants will be notified via email to participate in a 20-minute interview on March 25-26

Selection: Our panel of judges will carefully review the applications and interview materials to select the inaugural Tech10 class. These individuals will be notified via email. 

Recognition: Tech10 Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 6pm at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion. 

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