August 18, 2011
Students who atteneded the Back to School Fiesta were treated to free gifts, school supplies, and food.
Approximately 5,000 Lubbock-area students and their families are more prepared for the 2011-2012 school year, after attending Texas Tech University’s Back to School Fiesta on Saturday.
For an 11th year, the event at the United Spirit Arena offered free school supplies, college resources, free food and entertainment for members of the Lubbock community. It also introduced students and their families to the educational and professional opportunities offered by higher education and a degree earned through Texas Tech.
More than 60 organizations and entities participated as partners and hosted tables and booths. Interactive activities were presented by the College of Education and the Museum at Texas Tech, and entertainment was courtesy of Ballet Folklorico. Plus, the smallest of the future Red Raiders enjoyed a special K-5 area with fun provided by the Science Spectrum, the Boy Scouts and YWCA.
“Our goal has always been to provide students and families with the information and resources they need to enrich their lives and begin discussions in their homes about the importance and benefit of higher education, and we feel that we accomplished that goal,” said Heather Martinez, associate director of the Office of Community Engagement. “We are looking forward to next year and to continuing the wonderful tradition that is the Back to School Fiesta.”
The Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement is dedicated to create and support an environment that allows all members of the university community to be academically and professionally successful.