Military & Veterans Programs Honoring Purple Heart Recipients in Ceremony

The recognition ceremony will honor campus and Lubbock area Purple Heart recipients.

WHAT: Purple Heart Recognition Ceremony 

WHEN: 9 a.m. Monday (Aug. 7)

WHERE: Memorial Circle, Texas Tech University

EVENT: Texas Tech University’s Military & Veterans Programs (MVP) and Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 0900 will honor nine campus and 55 local area Purple Heart recipients at their Purple Heart Recognition Ceremony on National Purple Heart Day.

Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec will provide remarks at the ceremony. Christopher Beck, adjutant of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 0900 in Lubbock, also will speak and present the 55 area recipients. Lou Ortiz, director of MVP, will present the nine recipients from Texas Tech.

Eric Crouch, managing director of Texas Tech Transportation and Parking Services will announce a campus Purple Heart initiative at the ceremony.

The Purple Heart flag will be flown on campus all day.

CONTACT: Lou Ortiz, director, Military and Veterans Programs, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-6877 or

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Military and Veterans Program

The mission is to provide exceptional support and facilitation to students, faculty and staff for all issues related to the military and veterans. We are a support agency committed to enabling students to achieve their academic goals through campus and community wide resources with a one-stop problem resolution philosophy. Our success is measured by degree completion. We are dedicated to serving those who served.


Transportation & Parking Services


Texas Tech University Transportation & Parking Services is here to assist motorists, enabling them for the world of possibilities. Combining state-of-the-art enforcement applications with practical methods and real-world solutions.

We register vehicles electronically based on license plate numbers and issues an ePermit to park in specified lots around campus. If you would like to register your vehicle to park on campus, you can do so by logging into your Parking Account.