Black Faculty and Staff Association Hosting Black History Month Banquet

The 14th annual banquet will honor people and programs within the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities.

WHAT: 14th Annual Black History Month Banquet hosted by the Texas Tech University Black Faculty and Staff Association

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 6)

WHERE: The Lubbock Women's Club, 2020 Broadway

EVENT: The Texas Tech Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) will honor Ossie Curry, the King Sisters, Star Care Program, Dr. Marian Williams and the East Lubbock Neighborhood Program at its kick-off event for Black History month.

There is limited seating available. Individual tickets for the banquet are $20 and $12 for students with a valid student ID. (Texas Tech or high school). Table sponsorships also are available.

Proceeds from the banquet will benefit the BFSA scholarship fund and the Silver Star Health Network, a program for all-inclusive care for the elderly.

The BFSA is an advocacy organization committed to assuming a leadership role and setting a tone for building a sense of community among African-American people, which includes faculty, staff and students in the university and African-American communities.

For more information about the BFSA, visit its website.

CONTACT: Aretha Marbley, professor, educational psychology and leadership, College of Education, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5541 or

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Programs in the college are housed in two departments. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers undergraduate programs leading to initial teaching certificates and graduate programs in bilingual education, curriculum and instruction, elementary education, language literacy and secondary education.

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