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

College of Education

The College of Education at Texas Tech University offers a full range of programs, including 9 doctoral degrees, 10 master's degrees, two bachelor's degrees and numerous specializations which can lead to careers in public or private education as teachers, professors, administrators, counselors and diagnosticians.

Programs in the college are housed in three departments.

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction offers advanced degrees that prepare leaders, researchers, and professors with the knowledge, skills, and practical application experience needed to analyze, construct, and evaluate curricula in ways that create optimal learning conditions for all learners. Language and literacy, bilingual education and STEM education are just a few of the specializations offered by C&I.

The Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership consists of a diverse group of academic programs that equip students with a comprehensive knowledge of learning, motivation, development, and educational foundations. The disciplines of counseling and school psychology are housed within the EP&L department as are programs to prepare future college administrators, primary and secondary school and district leaders, as well as practical and academic educational psychologists.

The Department of Teacher Education focuses solely on teacher preparation, ensuring that teacher candidates are ready for the classroom on day one. The Teacher Education Department is home to TechTeach, an innovative teacher preparation program that puts teacher candidates into public school classrooms for a full year and requires that students pass teacher certification tests prior to entering the classroom. Various paths to teaching careers, including fast-track distance programs statewide and alternative certification options, are also housed in this department.