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From five national championship teams to enrollment records, 2012 was a big year.

Simply the Best: Several Texas Tech Teams Won National Titles This Year

Several Texas Tech teams had to make more room in their trophy cases in 2012, bringing national championships back to campus.

The year started with the Texas Tech School of Law winning a couple of national titles, and ended in November with the meat judging team winning its 10th championship. In between, the women’s rodeo (the team’s first in school history) and chess (the team’s second straight) team also were named national champs.

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Enrollment Wrap-Up: A Record-Breaking Year for Texas Tech

Texas Tech’s student population is growing, and 2012 was certainly an indication of that. The university set enrollment record in the spring, summer and fall semester, moving closer to the institutional goal of 40,000 students by 2020.

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Welcome Home, Kliff Kingsbury

Texas Tech graduate and former star quarterback Kliff Kingsbury was formally introduced Friday as the new head football coach in front of several hundred fans at United Spirit Arena.

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More and More Transfer Students Choosing Texas Tech

According to a recent U.S. News & World Report education report, Texas Tech was ranked 16th for most transfer students among all schools listed on the annual “Best Colleges” list.

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Rising Stock: Personal Financial Planning Department Thriving

J. Brent Beene was nearly finished with his MBA in Finance at Texas Tech University when he first learned of the Personal Financial Planning (PFP) program in the College of Human Sciences.

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Alumnus Secures Dream Job as Goin’ Band Director

Career epiphanies happen all the time in some of the most unlikely places. Very few seem to happen on the middle of a football field during a Texas Tech football game.

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Vision & Tradition Campaign Surpasses $900 Million Mark

Vision & Tradition: The Campaign for Texas Tech has surpassed $900 million as funds are raised toward its $1 billion goal. Already surpassing gifts raised from previous campaigns, the Vision & Tradition capital campaign is easily the most successful and largest fundraising effort in the history of the Texas Tech University System.

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Project Prepares Special-Needs Students for Workplace

Many high school students have the opportunity to work while still in school, and employers are generally willing to hire them. But for students with autism or other special needs, the job outlook isn’t necessarily stellar.

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Energy Commerce Students, Lubbock Community Light Up Tent City

n the inventory of provisions for human living, shelter and light are surely toward the top of the list. And for homeless Lubbockites living in Tent City, the recently donated military tents are a boon, keeping out the West Texas dust and wind – but they also keep out light.

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Texas Tech Chosen to Assist Vietnam War Commemoration

When American Veterans returned home from the battlefields of World War II and the Korean War, they received a hero’s welcome from a grateful nation. The same cannot be said for those who served in Vietnam.

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