Date: March 3, 2005
CONTACT: Sally Logue Post, sally.post@ttu.edu

WHAT: Gift announcement

WHEN: 11 a.m. Friday

WHERE: Hall of Nations at the International Cultural Center on the Texas Tech campus

EVENT: The Texas Tech University College of Education announces the establishment of the Jim and Jere Lynn Burkhart Professorship in Autism Education.

This is the second gift the couple has given to the college. In 2003, another gift established the Jim and Jere Lynn Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research.

The new professorship will allow the center to expand its expertise and focus not only on autism education and working with children, but also on issues facing adults with autism spectrum disorders.

The professorship is one of several established under the Regents Faculty Endowment Program. Gifts of $250,000 are matched with existing university funds to create named professorships. The program is part of the university’s goal of recruiting and retaining quality faculty members

CONTACT: Sally Logue Post, director of communications and broadcast media, Office of Communications and Marketing, (806) 742-2136 or sally.post@ttu.edu.