The Most-Read Giving Stories of 2018
Ten of our most popular stories from 2018. Have you read them all?
Throughout 2018, the generosity of alumni and donors had an unquestionable impact as near-record fundraising levels and strong investment returns continued to strengthen the Texas Tech University System’s momentum.
But behind those numbers are incredible stories of bold vision and life-changing impact.
From envisioning the future home of Texas Tech’s on-the-rise basketball programs to tackling West Texas’ shortage of mental health care, philanthropy is driving our institution’s biggest advances.
Here are our reader’s favorite giving stories from 2018.
Meet the Man Focused on the Future of Texas Tech Basketball
With a practice facility on the drawing boards, Texas Tech University is investing in its basketball teams. Dusty Womble is helping make it a reality.
Bringing Light to the Shadows of Health Care
New institute, philanthropy lead Texas Tech's system-wide focus on mental health.
Few Words, Big Heart
A man of secrets, Frank Mitchell Jr. lived a life devoted to family, country and Texas Tech. His final gift honored his alma mater and his engineering professor.
Athletic Scholarships Score Big in Classroom, Recruiting
How philanthropy made a difference for five Texas Tech student-athletes.
An Impact Impossible to Measure
J.T. and Margaret Talkington's legacy of giving continues to make a mark on Texas Tech and a difference in the Lubbock community they loved.
Texas Tech History Professor Honored for Teaching Excellence
Ron Milam spent decades trying to forget Vietnam. In the classroom, he found a reason to remember and a career worthy of the Texas Tech University System's highest faculty honor.
Texas Tech Foundation Names New Directors
Steve Gray, George H. McMahan, David Segrest and Leslie Ward appointed to volunteer board.
TTUHSC Surgery Professor Honored for Research Excellence
Kendra Rumbaugh's quest for new weapons to fight nature's nastiest superbugs earned her the Texas Tech University System's highest faculty honor.
TTU Interdisciplinary Arts Professor Honored for Research Excellence
Heather Warren-Crow's performance art challenged media subjectivity and earned her the Texas Tech University System's highest faculty honor.
Chancellor's Council Honors Top Faculty with Teaching and Research Awards
Fourteen faculty received the Texas Tech system's highest honors, made possible by annual membership gifts to the Chancellor's Council.