Texas Tech to Recognize Early College High School and Dual Credit Students

The program, which started this year, is a partnership between Texas Tech University and Lubbock Independent School District.

WHAT: Texas Tech University and Lubbock Independent School District are hosting a luncheon to recognize the inaugural Early College High School cohort and continuing dual credit students. Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec, College of Education Dean Scott Ridley and Estacado Early College High School Principal Angelica Wilbanks will speak at the event, which recognizes the scholarship recipients.

Estacado Early College High School, which is funded in part through the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood and Texas Tech, will allow high school students to earn dual credit hours that count toward high school and college degrees. Students who enter the program their first year of high school will graduate in four years with up to 60 hours of college credit. The program began this semester.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 14)

WHERE: Room 001, College of Education building, 18th Street and Detroit Avenue

TEXAS TECH CONTACT: Lauren Brownell, director of communications and public relations, College of Education, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5188 or lauren.brownell@ttu.edu;

LISD CONTACT: Erin Gregg, communications coordinator, Lubbock Independent School District,
(806) 219-0014 or egregg47@lubbockisd.org

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