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Texas Tech Alumni Association to Celebrate Homecoming Weekend Oct. 9-10

Kristina Butler

October 2, 2015

The Texas Tech Alumni Association is ready to celebrate Homecoming weekend with a series of exciting events sure to entertain Red Raider fans young and old.

The Texas Tech Alumni Association is ready to celebrate Homecoming weekend with a series of exciting events sure to entertain Red Raider fans young and old.

Top Techsan Luncheon

The events kick off on Friday, Oct. 9 at noon with the Top Techsan luncheon in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. Top Techsan awards are given to Texas Tech staff members who display extraordinary work proficiency and an attitude of team spirit within the Texas Tech university family.

The 2015 recipients are Scotty Hensler, assistant director of Landmark Arts in the School of Art, Alicia Oliva Knight, senior director of development for the Texas Tech University System's Chancellor's Council and Special Projects, Cory S. Powell, director and co-founder of Mentor Tech, and Robert Stubblefield, director of operations at the TTU Center at Junction's Llano River Field Station.

Individual tickets for the Top Techsan luncheon can be purchased for $20 online at www.texastechalumni.org/top-techsan. Tickets will be on sale until Monday, Oct. 5.

Texas Tech Alumni Association Open House

The Texas Tech Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Board invites all alumni, family and friends to attend the Texas Tech Alumni Association Open House from 2-4 p.m., Oct. 9 at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. Have your picture taken in front of the Official Texas Tech Ring sculpture, get your official TTU class ring cleaned and enjoy light refreshments in the McKenzie-Merket Anders Courtyard, on the east side of the building.

The McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center has been expanded and we would love for you to see it. Tour the Old President's Home, enjoy a stroll around the courtyard and browse our La Ventana collection in the Alumni Lounge. The event is free and open to everyone.

We hope you will make a pit stop at your home away from home while you are in town for the festivities. See you at the McKenzie-Merket!

A Matador Evening

The evening of Friday, Oct. 9 wraps up with the 55th annual A Matador Evening, presented by Liberty Mutual, United Supermarkets and the Rawls College of Business. The event is a fundraiser, with proceeds supporting academic scholarships, faculty enrichment, local chapter efforts and alumni awards, as well as an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with classmates and friends during Homecoming week.

A Matador Evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center and will be honoring Jerry S. Rawls with the Lauro F. Cavazos Award, and Gerald Dolter, Ph.D., with the Distinguished Service Award.

Tickets for the event are available for purchase at the rate of $75 for individuals, $1,100 for a premier table of eight or $750 for a preferred table of eight. Seating for the evening is limited, with individuals needing to make reservations by Oct. 4. Tickets can be purchased online at TexasTechAlumni.org/matador-evening.

Frazier Pregame Party

Enjoy Homecoming at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion as Texas Tech takes on Iowa State. Come to the best pregame party in town in the Texas Tech Alumni Association's climate-controlled facility, with easy access to Jones AT&T Stadium, food, cold beverages, clean restrooms, and big screens broadcasting games from around the country. Doors open three hours before kickoff, so 11:30 a.m.

Help us #fillthefrazier! Admission is free with your Alumni Association or Student Alumni Association membership. Not a member? Sign up at the door and receive a $5 Frazier Buck voucher. Visit www.texastechalumni.org for more information.

CONTACT: Kristina Butler, Director of Communications, 806-834-1218 or kristina.w.butler@ttu.edu