Student Fundraisers Receive Awards
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Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement Scott Cooksey (l) and Senior Director of Annual Giving Programs Deborah Finlayson (r) pose with the $25,000 Pyramid Award winners, (l-r) Marshall Owens, Ashlee Hiers, Darci Barney, Kelli Tipton, Doyin Ishol and Brad Sullivan.
By Robert D. Waller for Texas Tech University System | April 23, 2010
Six Texas Tech University students were recognized for their fundraising efforts during the presentation of the $25,000 Pyramid Awards on Apr. 14.
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Each year, the Annual Fund provides over $1 million financial support for academic programs at Texas Tech through monthly pledges from alumni and friends.
The semi-annual awards event honors students who have raised more than $25,000 during their tenure, bringing important recognition to the unseen voices supporting academic programs at Texas Tech.
Students recognized for raising $50,000 included Darci Barney, a mathematics and microbiology major from Lubbock, Texas; and Ashlee Hiers, a public relations major from Arlington, Texas.
Receiving awards for raising $25,000 were Doyin Ishola, a biochemistry major from Lagos, Nigeria; Marshall Owens, an exercise and sport sciences major from Dumas, Texas; Brad Sullivan, a broadcast journalism major from Corpus Christi, Texas; and Kelli Tipton, a biology major from Denver City, Texas.
Texas Tech’s annual giving program supports academic programs at Texas Tech through a variety of fundraising efforts, all while giving students an opportunity to give back to their university while gaining valuable professional experience. Since the program’s inception, 90 students have been recognized for their efforts to raise money for Texas Tech.