Human Sciences Departments Team Up to Host Fundraising Event for Texas Tech Student Battling Leukemia

Proceeds from the event will benefit McDaniel Ubi, a Texas Tech graduate student who was diagnosed with leukemia for the second time.

EVENT: The Department of Hospitality and Retail Management (HRM) in the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University will host a reception called Ubi Strong to raise funds for graduate student McDaniel Ubi, who is battling leukemia for the second time. The HRM Department will pair up with a Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management (RHIM) service learning class in the College of Human Sciences, several RHIM student clubs, graduate students and faculty to host the fundraising event benefiting their fellow Red Raider.

The event will include food, drinks and activities including a raffle for prizes and a “pie in the face” portion where participants can throw pies at faculty members for donations. Funds raised from the event will allow the department to make a sizable contribution to Ubi as he continues his fight against leukemia.

WHEN: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday (April 21)

WHERE: Skyview’s Restaurant, 1901 University Ave.

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CONTACT: Melissa Frazier, director, Marketing and Communications, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3031 or

College of Human Sciences

The College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University provides multidisciplinary education, research and service focused on individuals, families and their environments for the purpose of improving and enhancing the human condition.

The college offers a Bachelor of Science degree with disciplines in:

  • Apparel Design and Manufacturing
  • Community, Family, and Addiction Services
  • Early Childhood
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management
  • Retailing

The college also offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

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Skyviews Restaurant


Skyviews is a full-service, largely self-supporting restaurant that provides a hospitality laboratory experience for students in the restaurant, hotel and institution management program at Texas Tech.

It has a lunch buffet and a dinner service, which is a four-course menu that changes weekly. It is open for lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and dinner 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday of set weeks during the semester.

Reservations are recommended.

Skyviews is at 1901 University Ave., Suite 600 (southeast corner of 19th Street and University Avenue) in the Texas Tech Plaza.