Texas Tech University

Mandela Washington Fellows to Receive Honorary Lubbock citizenship

Paul Tubbs

June 27, 2022

Mandela Fellows

Lubbock Mayor Tray Payne and Lubbock City Council will award the fellows honorary citizenship at the weekly council meeting.


WHAT:  Mandela Washington Fellows to receive honorary Lubbock citizenship

WHEN:  4:30 pm Tuesday (June 28)

WHERE: Lubbock City Council Chambers
               Citizens Tower
               1314 Avenue K
               Lubbock, Texas


EVENT:  Twenty-four young professionals from across Africa participating in the Mandela Washington Fellows program will be recognized as honorary Lubbock citizens by the Lubbock mayor and city council at a weekly Lubbock City Council Meeting on Tuesday. Texas Tech University's Office of International Affairs (OIA) has been hosting the fellows since June 9 as part of a six-week academic and leadership training program. The Mandela Washington Fellowship began in 2014 in conjunction with the Young African Leaders Initiative to cultivate leaders between the ages of 25 and 35 from the Sub-Saharan region of the continent. OIA started their relationship with Mandela Washington Fellowship back in 2017 and are hosting the fellows again this year for the first time since the global COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The fellows have been involved in various activities since their arrival such as leadership skill development, academic study, workshops, mentoring and networking, and cultural events in the Texas Panhandle.


CONTACT: Michael Johnson
Associate Director of International Grants Administration and Partnerships
Office of International Affairs, Texas Tech University
(806) 742-3667