Texas Tech University Honors Student Wins Texas Campus Compact Leadership in Action Award

DATE: April 14, 2006
CONTACT: John Davis, john.w.davis@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK – A Texas Tech University student in the Honors College has been selected for the Texas Campus Compact Leadership in Action Award.

Delilah D. Clark, a natural history/humanities and English double-major from Amarillo, was selected from 37 statewide candidates to receive the award. She is the first Texas Tech student to earn this award.

Texas Campus Compact is a nonprofit organization composed of member colleges and universities committed to fostering a greater sense of civic responsibility and citizenship among college students. Founded in 2000, TXCC is the Texas-based affiliate of National Campus Compact.

Student recipients of the Leadership in Action Award have a wide variety of experiences in any of the following areas: service, service-learning, activism or political involvement. Also, recipients demonstrate leadership through their successful involvement of others in their innovative approaches to social, educational, environmental, health, economic and/or legal issues facing their communities.

Clark has a history of community leadership and activism including helping to bring the perpetrator of a hate crime to justice in Amarillo, according to Gary Elbow, associate dean of the Honors College, who nominated Clark. She volunteered with attorneys to overturn the wrongful convictions of the “Tulia 46,” and engages in documentary photography for the Texas Innocence project across the state. Also, she has worked to promote the reinvigorated recycling program at TTU and showcased the preservation of the local ecosystem through the Prairie Festival.

In September 2006, Clark will be a volunteer English teacher for one year in India at the Ram Rati Gupta Women’s Polytechnical College in Uttar Pradesh, India.


CONTACT: Christina Ashby-Martin, faculty coordinator of National & International Scholarships, (806) 742-0036, or christina.ashby-martin@ttu.edu.