From Foster Care To Red Raider: Student Seeks To Fix The System

(VIDEO) Angel Carroll, 21, entered the foster care system when she was 15-years-old.

While most students spend four years attending one high school, Angel Carroll, who was in the foster care system, bounced around to a dozen different homes in just one year.

"My third year in high school I was still a freshman, so that just shows that I was never in one place long enough to get a credit," Angel said.

Now as a Red Raider, she's making the most of her education in hopes of one day making a difference in the lives of others like her.

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The Texas Tech University College of Arts & Sciences was founded in 1925 as one of the university’s four original colleges.

Comprised of 15 departments, the College offers a wide variety of courses and programs in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Students can choose from 41 bachelor’s degree programs, 34 master’s degrees and 14 doctoral programs.

With just under 11,000 students enrolled, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest college on the Texas Tech University campus.

In fall 2016, the college embarked upon its first capital campaign, Unmasking Innovation: The Campaign for Arts & Sciences. It focuses on five critical areas of need: attracting and retaining top faculty, enhancing infrastructure, recruiting high-potential students, undergraduate research and growing the Dean’s Fund for Excellence.