TIEHH Celebrates Decade of Excellence With Two-Day Event

Leaders discuss growth, successs of the first 10 years for The Institute of Environmental and Human Health.

The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a two-day celebration May 9 and 10.

A news conference will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday (May 9) in the TIEHH Auditorium, Building 555 at Reese Technology Center. Leaders will discuss TIEHH’s accomplishments during the past 10 years and announce the institute’s 10 Year Anniversary Events to the public. Also, TIEHH will receive special recognition from the State of Texas Legislature and the U.S. Congress during this event.

The event serves to celebrate as well as educate, said Ron Kendall, director of TIEHH.

"Ten years ago, the dream was to establish a top-flight environmental toxicology program at Texas Tech University," Kendall said. " Now, as we celebrate our accomplishments for a program that has been rated at the top of its field in the nation, we can reflect on what can happen when Texas Tech University and the Lubbock community, along with the State of Texas, work together to achieve excellence."

A student toxicology expo will follow at 1 p.m. in the auditorium. At 6 p.m., TIEHH will hold a 10-Year Anniversary Gala, "Reviewing the Past, Shaping the Future," at Cagle Steaks Banquet Facility, The Rafters, to celebrate its accomplishments and recognize everyone who has helped the institute become a success.

On Thursday (May 10), TIEHH will host an open house and tours that will be open to the public from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in Building 555 at Reese Technology Center.

The anniversary events will end at 1:30 p.m. with a Scientific Research Symposium in the TIEHH Auditorium. Guest speakers include David Schmidly, University of New Mexico president; Gary Dickson, head of Global Risk Assessment at Syngenta Crop Protection; and Roger McClellan, professional advisor and president emeritus at Chemical Industry Institute of Technology.

TIEHH will receive a special recognition and acknowledgement from Lubbock Mayor David Miller and the City Council at the City Council Meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday (May 11) at the Municipal Building.

For more information, visit www.tiehh.ttu.edu

CONTACT: Tammy Henricks, assistant to the director, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, (806) 885-4567, tammy.henricks@tiehh.ttu.edu.