FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2016
Contact: Nicole Terrell
Nominations for 2016 Raiders Who Rock Open
Lubbock, Texas – Transition & Engagement opened nominations for 2016 Raiders Who Rock on Feb. 2. Nominations can be made for students, faculty, staff, or student organizations that exemplify the Texas Tech University ethical principles through involvement within the Lubbock and Tech community.
Rachel Jackson, assistant director of Transition & Engagement, said the program has existed for several years to show Tech’s commitment to its ethical principles.
According to Transition & Engagement’s website, the TTU Ethical Principles are as follows: mutual respect, cooperation and communication, creativity and innovation, community service and leadership, pursuit of excellence, public accountability, diversity, and academic integrity.
Jackson said that oftentimes the students, faculty, staff, and organizations that are nominated are involved in activities within the Lubbock and Tech communities, and do the work they do because it is fulfilling to them, not for recognition.
“Through the nomination process, Tech students, faculty and staff members can recognize others whose acts of kindness and ethical decisions might go unnoticed by the overall community,” she said.
Jackson said Texas Tech faculty, staff, advisors and currently enrolled Tech students can submit a Raiders Who Rock award nomination. Nominees must be currently enrolled students, employed faculty or registered student organizations and must exemplify at least one of the TTU Ethical Principles.
“Raiders Who Rock will be recognized in each of the eight Strive for Honor TTU Ethical Principles,” Jackson said. “We expect to receive anywhere between 75 to 80 nominations.”
Jackson said electronic nomination applications can be found online at https://www.depts.ttu.edu/studentengagement/raiderswhorock/nomination.php and must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 15.
“After all nominations are in, a Raiders Who Rock committee will review the nominations and select the recipients,” Jackson said. “All nominees and nominators will be invited to the Raiders Who Rock Banquet.”
Jackson said the Raiders Who Rock Banquet will be held on April 5, 2016, in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. The dress for the banquet is business casual and all nominees and nominators will be sent a formal invitation.
Texas Tech Transition & Engagement strives to provide a collaborative collection of programs and services that assist students in the transitions inherent to college and academic life and provides opportunities to help students engage in the academic community and navigate successfully to graduation. Transition & Engagement creates opportunities for students to connect to support offices on campus and engage with leadership and involvement opportunities through a number of programs. For more information, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/studentengagement/. Follow the office on Twitter or Instagram: @TTUengagement or become a fan of “TTU Transition & Engagement” on Facebook.