Written by Lacey Nobles
February 20, 2013 was declared Texas Tech University System Day at the Texas State Capitol in Austin.
“It’s so great to see so much red and black in Austin anytime, but particularly today,” said Jim Douglass, associate vice president for the Texas Tech Alumni Association. “We are here today to represent the entire Texas Tech University System. That’s Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Angelo State University.”
Texas Tech Day is a biennial event that takes place every odd-numbered year. It is a chance for those associated with the Texas Tech System, like administrators, alumni, students, staff and parents to talk to state legislators about the importance of higher education funding.
The day consists of visits to the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate, a group picture in the Capitol rotunda, and individual visits to the state legislators.
Each legislator received a special bottle of wine from Llano Winery as a token of Texas Tech’s appreciation for the work the lawmakers do that benefits the university system and the state of Texas.