Texas Tech Recognizes New Matador Society Members

The Texas Tech University System recognized 17 new members of the Matador Society at an annual gala held Sept. 11 at Jones AT&T Stadium.

The Matador Society recognizes donors who have made a planned gift to the Texas Tech University System. Planned gifts may be made through a variety of estate arrangements, including leaving a bequest in a will or naming Texas Tech as a beneficiary of a trust, insurance policy or retirement plan.

“We appreciate the individuals who have invested in the great things happening at Texas Tech,” said Kelly Overley, vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement. “Their gifts demonstrate a commitment to the future of the Texas Tech University System and will impact generations of future students.”

New Matador Society members honored at this year’s event included:

  • Gary M. Cunningham of Lubbock, Texas;
  • Eva Donalson, of Sugar Land, Texas;
  • James and Emily Langford of El Paso, Texas;
  • Alex and Patti Munson of Georgetown, Texas;
  • Jean C. Stockton of Abilene, Texas;
  • Larry and Linda Strickland of Colleyville, Texas;
  • Lee and Nancy Winton of Dallas;
  • Cary Corthron and Lota Zoth of Buffalo Gap, Texas;
  • James and Judith Heasley of Emporia, Kansas;
  • and Lawrence and Susan Williams of San Angelo, Texas;

Recalling the early history of the Texas Tech University System, the Matador Society refers to Texas Tech University’s original team name, the Matadors. While the team’s name was later changed to the Red Raiders, the matador name lives on in the university’s alma mater, “The Matador Song.”

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