August 31, 2010
Written by Renée Underwood
The Texas Tech Alumni Association (TTAA) will introduce a new initiative aimed at enhancing the stewardship of the organization Thursday (Sept. 2) at the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at the Merket Alumni Center.
Membership in the TTAA Ambassadors is free and open to members of the alumni association. Volunteer opportunities within the group include staffing the Merket Alumni Center as greeters, answering questions and giving tours. Ambassadors also will have the opportunity to work other university events.
"When we cut the ribbon on the expanded Merket Alumni Center in June, we realized that we had become a major visitor center to hundreds of guests on a daily basis," said Nelda Laney, president of the TTAA National Board of Directors. "With four separate entrances and a large complex that hosts almost 1,400 events each year and houses the association offices, a business center, lounges and a retail gift shop, our need for more people to guide, give assistance and lead tours for guests grew exponentially."
Volunteer opportunities will begin in September. Shift sign-up opportunities will be available at orientation sessions and by e-mail. The next orientation session is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Merket Alumni Center.
TTAA members interested in volunteering for the program can contact Susan Bowen by e-mail or by phone at (806) 742-3641.