Texas Tech's From Here, It's Possible Contest Underway

Written by Michael Castellon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Jan. 26, 2006
CONTACT: Michael Castellon, m.castellon@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK –Red Raiders now have the chance to win a host of prizes, including a $500 scholarship, if they can tell a story about Texas Tech illustrating the theme of “From Here, It’s Possible”

Texas Tech has begun accepting stories that capture the essence of the university’s commitment to academic excellence. Submissions will be accepted from former and current students, staff and faculty.

The Office of Communications and Marketing is sponsoring the “From Here, It’s Possible” contest as part of a 2006 campaign to bring increased visibility to Texas Tech’s academic achievements. Any well-told story about Texas Tech illustrating the theme of “From Here, It’s Possible” is eligible for the contest as long as the entry is created by a student, alumni, a former or current faculty or staff member from Texas Tech University or Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center or a former or current staff member from the Texas Tech University System.

“This is an incredible opportunity for students to let the world know about a great experience at the university that would otherwise go untold,” said Nathan Nash, president of the Texas Tech Student Government Association.

Prizes include $500 scholarships, 2-ticket sets of box seats to a 2006-2007 football or basketball game; and books published by Texas Tech University Press.

“This is a great time for people associated with Texas Tech and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to tell their stories and remind the world what a great place this is,” said Landon Westfall, president of the Health Sciences Center Student Government Association.

University officials are looking for stories about how coming to Texas Tech was a triumph over adversity or how an experience at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center prepared someone for a successful or unique career, how a wonderful teacher or staff member changed a life, or how a significant research accomplishment or anything else unusual or interesting happened because of an experience in the Texas Tech University System.

For more information including rules and regulations, or to obtain a contest entry form, visit www.possible.texastech.edu.

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CONTACT: Lynn Denton, associate vice chancellor for Communications and Marketing, (806) 742-2136, or lynn.denton@ttu.edu