Texas Tech’s College of Mass Communications Recognizes Distinguished Alumni

Texas Tech University's College of Mass Communications will recognize the recipients of the Mass Communications Outstanding Alumni Awards at 8 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 8) at the Merket Alumni Center.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Texas Tech University's College of Mass Communications will recognize the recipients of the Mass Communications Outstanding Alumni Awards at 8 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 8) at the Merket Alumni Center. The Outstanding Alumni Awards were established in 1981 to recognize alumni of Texas Tech who have made exceptional contributions to the field of mass communications. "I am pleased, but never surprised, that our alumni achieve national recognition in their respective careers," said Jerry Hudson, dean of the College of Mass Communications. "I think our faculty and staff provide a great educational experience for our students to compete in all areas of mass communications." Recipients of the Mass Communications Outstanding Alumni Awards:
  • Mark R. Condron, of Indianapolis, Ind., received a bachelor of arts in telecommunications with a minor in business from Texas Tech in 1991. Since 2004, Condron has been the senior producer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he oversees and directs various video productions and specializes in long-form programming. He was the 2004 recipient of an Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Event Turnaround.
  • Gregory T. Davis, of Dallas, received a bachelor of arts in advertising and a minor in marketing in 1982 from Texas Tech. He currently serves as the general manager of WRR, Classical 101.1 FM in Dallas. In 1997, he received the Broadcaster of the Year Award by the Black College Radio Association. He also has received the Texas Public Relations Association Best in Texas Award for Advertising Excellence. His station has received two White House special recognitions for classical music broadcasting from Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
  • Mike McAllister, of Union City, N.J., is a 1983 Texas Tech graduate with a bachelor of arts in journalism. Since 2007, he has been the senior editor of ESPN.com in Bristol, Conn., where he also is the editor for NFL coverage and works with various editors, writers and designers to produce content and create presentations involving text, video, audio, graphics and photography. Prior to his work with ESPN.com. McAllister also was editor of GolfDigest.com and senior editor for SI.com, the Web site for Sports Illustrated.
  • Linda Sease, of Denver, Colo., earned a bachelor of arts in 1980 in advertising and public relations with a minor in English. She has served as the corporate director of marketing/newspapers with the E.W. Scripps Co. for four years. Sease has more than 28 years of experience in product marketing, corporate communications, media management, media buying and advertising, sports marketing, special events and community relations. Since 2007, she has served on the National Board of Directors for the College of Mass Communications at Texas Tech.
  • Chris E. Wallace, of Irving, Texas, earned his bachelor of arts in public relations and marketing in 1992 from Texas Tech. He is an executive with experience in management, governmental affairs, community relations, business development, marketing and strategic planning. Since 2004, he has worked for the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, where his key accomplishments have included enhancing Irving's business recruitment and retention program, which has led to increased relocations as well as the development of the award-winning Irving-Las Colinas Marketing Center.
Tickets for the breakfast may be purchased at the door for $15, or reservations can be made by calling (806) 742-3385, ext. 222. CONTACT: Jerry Hudson, dean, College of Mass Communications, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3385, or jerry.hudson@ttu.edu.