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Texas Tech Austin Recruitment Admissions Center Opens in Arboretum

To celebrate the opening, organizers will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and come-and-go reception.

Written by Megan Ketterer

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With more prospective students interested in attending Texas Tech University, Texas Tech Undergraduate Admissions has opened a new recruitment center in Austin.

To celebrate the opening, organizers will host a come-and-go reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 16 at the recruitment center in the Arboretum. Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance will speak at the event and participate in the 3 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony.

High school counselors, community college advisors, Texas Tech alumni, businesses in the Austin area and colleagues at other institutes of higher education will be in attendance.

“This new facility provides us an opportunity to reach future students and parents, as well as high school counselors and community college advisors, as we now have a staff completely dedicated to serving the Central Texas area,” said Jamie Hansard, director of recruitment and marketing at Texas Tech.

The opening recognizes the growth Texas Tech has had in recent years and allows Texas Tech Undergraduate Admissions to reach out to different communities when recruiting students.

Texas Tech has two more recruitment centers in Dallas and Houston.

The Austin recruitment center is different because it is the first Texas Tech office in a retail area. By being in a retail area, Hansard said she hopes there will be more exposure and traffic.

“Ultimately our goal is to recruit more students,” she said. “We want other students to know Texas Tech is an option for them.”

Refreshments will be served at the reception. The event is free and open to the public and is located at 10000 Research Blvd., Suite 250 in Austin.

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