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Human Sciences Departments Team Up to Host Fundraising Event for Texas Tech Student Battling Leukemia

Cara Vandergriff

April 20, 2016

Proceeds from the event will benefit McDaniel Ubi, a Texas Tech graduate student who was diagnosed with leukemia for the second time.

EVENT: The Department of Hospitality and Retail Management (HRM) in the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University will host a reception called Ubi Strong to raise funds for graduate student McDaniel Ubi, who is battling leukemia for the second time. The HRM Department will pair up with a Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management (RHIM) service learning class in the College of Human Sciences, several RHIM student clubs, graduate students and faculty to host the fundraising event benefiting their fellow Red Raider.

The event will include food, drinks and activities including a raffle for prizes and a “pie in the face” portion where participants can throw pies at faculty members for donations. Funds raised from the event will allow the department to make a sizable contribution to Ubi as he continues his fight against leukemia.

WHEN: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday (April 21)

WHERE: Skyview's Restaurant, 1901 University Ave.

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CONTACT: Melissa Frazier, director, Marketing and Communications, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3031 or melissa.j.frazier@ttu.edu