Texas Tech Alumni Assist in Improving the College of Architecture

Texas Tech University’s College of Architecture announces the opening of the Huckabee Student Lounge, the recognition of endowments and a presentation by Texas Tech alumni as part of Homecoming week.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Texas Tech University's College of Architecture announces the opening of the Huckabee Student Lounge, the recognition of endowments and a presentation by Texas Tech alumni as part of Homecoming week. The Huckabee Student Lounge will open at 11:30 a.m. on Friday (Oct. 10) in the College of Architecture, Room 103. The lounge was made possible by Huckabee & Associates of Fort Worth, and the Texas Tech Student Government Association. Chris Huckabee, CEO of Huckabee & Associates and a 1991 graduate of the College of Architecture, and Josh Brown, an associate of Huckabee & Associates and a 2003 graduate of the College of Architecture, helped initiate the remodeling of the student lounge. Texas Tech Alumni from Walt Disney World will give a presentation at noon on Friday (Oct. 10) in the College of Architecture, Room 7 about the future of Walt Disney World. Jim Durham, vice president of Walt Disney Imagineering and a 1984 graduate of the College of Architecture, and Mark Kohl, director of Walt Disney Imagineering and a 1998 graduate of the College of Architecture, will speak about Walt Disney World's plans for new parks and cruise ships. The College of Architecture will unveil its recognition of endowments at 11 a.m. on Saturday (Oct. 11) on the 10th floor of the Architecture Building outside of the dean's suite of offices. The wall of recognition was made possible by Mark E. Humphreys, CEO of Humphrey's & Partners, Ltd. and a 1978 graduate of the College of Architecture. The College of Architecture will recognize one chair and 75 endowments. "We are grateful for the generosity of Mark Humphreys and all the donors that will be a part of this recognition," said Andrew Vernooy, dean of the College of Architecture. "Without their support the College of Architecture could not reach the goals of the university as we embark on the 21st Century of architecture." CONTACT: Kathy Johnson, director of development, College of Architecture, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2855, or kathy.johnson@ttu.edu.