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Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine Welcomes Inaugural Class With Special Guests

Weston Brooks

August 6, 2021

Four special guest speakers will help welcome the new class to Amarillo Campus and Mariposa Station during orientation.


Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson, Texas Tech University President Lawrence Schovanec, Provost Ronald Hendrick and former provost Michael Galyean will address students and faculty at the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine's (SVM) student orientation.


Thursday (Aug. 12)


The speeches for Mayor Nelson, President Schovanec, Provost Hendrick and former provost Galyean at Amarillo Campus, 7671 Evans Drive, will conclude at 12:20 p.m.. The media will have a chance to interview Mayor Nelson, Dean Guy Loneragan and President Schovanec immediately afterward in the auditorium.

Media will not be allowed to film speeches to the students.


What is student orientation without important guest speakers? Especially, when this has been 50 years in the making and Texas Tech finally welcomes its inaugural veterinary class of 2025.

The Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine has planned an entire week of activities during orientation that will keep the students, faculty and staff busy. Thursday provides an opportunity to hear from Texas Tech and city leaders.

They will share how these students will make a difference for Texas Tech, the community, the region, the state, the nation and the world. It is an exciting time for Texas Tech and the Amarillo community.

No students will be available for interviews at this time. Weston Brooks, SVM media and communications director, will provide any required footage upon request.

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, media covering the event are asked to take extra precautions while interviewing the mayor, president, and/or dean. Masks are not required but are encouraged. Also, due to COVID-19, this event could change at any moment. Please contact Weston Brooks for any questions or updates related to the event next Thursday.

Media relations specialist:

Weston Brooks
Director, Media and Communications, Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine
(806) 834-8323