Officials, Alumni Celebrate Texas Tech in El Paso

Events aim to strengthen Texas Tech’s economic footprint within the El Paso market.

Texas Tech University officials will visit El Paso on Tuesday (Aug. 5) to help enhance the university’s brand in the city.

Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis, Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt and leaders from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center are scheduled to attend three events in El Paso.

Officials will first attend an El Paso Chamber of Commerce meeting from 1:30-3 p.m. At the chamber meeting, Texas Tech will be recognized for its recent designation as a Purple Heart University, and a discussion will take place regarding how veterans are being integrated into the university.

A Texas Tech alumni reception will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. at Anson 11, located at 303 N. Oregon St. This reception is open to all alumni, students and faculty. There is no admission charge and a cash bar will be available.

The final event will be Red Raider Night at the El Paso Chihuahuas baseball game. Texas Tech officials will throw out the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at with the user name RedRaiders14 and password Raiders14.

In addition, officials hope this trip and scheduled events will create excitement among Red Raiders for the upcoming football game between Texas Tech and the University of Texas-El Paso set for Sept. 6 at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso.

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CONTACT: Justin Underwood, Texas Tech University Alumni Association Representative-El Paso, (915) 485-9100 or