Texas Tech secures $25M gift for engineering college

Texas Tech University administrators have accepted a $25 million endowment from AT&T in honor of Edward E. Whitacre Jr. (pictured), former chair and CEO of the corporation and former Texas Tech regent. The university's college of engineering will be named in Whitacre's honor as a result of the gift.

Whitacre credits much of his success to TTU, where he graduated from the industrial engineering program in 1964. He said his dream is to ensure other students are afforded the same opportunities as he.

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