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Rawls College of Business Plans Unveiling of Dean Emeritus McInnes Bust

George Watson

May 18, 2015

The bronze bust was created by famous Texas Tech sculptor Garland A. Weeks.

WHAT: A bronze bust honoring Rawls College of Business Dean Emeritus Allen T. McInnes will be unveiled in a ceremony honoring the former dean. 

WHEN: 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday (May 21)

WHERE: McCoy Atrium, Rawls College of Business, 701 Flint Ave.

EVENT: Allen T. McInnes served as dean of the Rawls College of Business from 2001 to 2012, during which time saw the completion of the current building that houses the college. As dean, he oversaw increased student standards and national recognition for several of the college's programs, and the college also added energy commerce, health organization management, entrepreneurship and an executive-style MBA program to its curriculum. He also helped establish the Rawls Career Management Center.

Texas Tech alumnus and famed sculptor Garland A. Weeks created the bust. Weeks is a 1967 graduate who spent time in the rodeo circuit and cattle feeding industry before becoming a full-time sculptor and later establishing a studio in Lubbock in 2000. He was named the Official Sculptor of Texas in 1995 by the state Legislature.

Both McInnes and Weeks will be in attendance for photo opportunities and media availability.

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CONTACT:Alice Oles, associate director of external operations, Rawls College of Business, (806) 834-3940 or alice.oles@ttu.edu.