Friday, December 9, 2011

Honors Associate Dean Selected for National Honors Advisory Board

TTU Honors College Associate Dean, Dr. Marjean Purinton, has been selected from an extremely competitive applicant pool for the National Collegiate Honors Council's Advisory Board. Dr. Purinton's inclusion on the board will benefit the Texas Tech Honors College immensely, both through an increased visibility of our Honors program as well as through collegial connections that she builds between our program and others nation-wide. Additionally, Dr. Purinton's extensive experience in education and Honors will be a great asset to the National Collegiate Honors Council as well.

For more information about NCHC, visit their website at For more information about Dr. Purinton, see her bio at

Friday, October 14, 2011

Spring 2012 Honors Advising Has Begun!

The Honors College has started the Spring 2012 advising cycle and we are excited to have so many diverse offerings this year! Take a look at our available courses by visiting the Spring 2012 course website.

In addition, the Honors advising team created two very important videos this semester in order to help students know what to expect during their advising sessions. Please watch the videos and pay close attention to their serious nature.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FYE Program Highlights Undergraduate Research

Each fall semester, the Honors College First-Year Experience (FYE) Program highlights the various Honors opportunities available to our incoming students. This year, two Honors FYE Mentors, Cade Stull and Joe Herbert, created a short video to highlight one of the most important opportunities available to our students, undergraduate research.

Cade followed and filmed Joe working as a researcher at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Cancer Center through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Program. The video is both informative and entertaining:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Members of the Honors College Book Club Are Published!

The Honors College wants to recognize four members of the Honors Book Club who created an amazing Reading and Discussion Guide for this year’s Summer Reading Program selection, In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. Congratulations to the authors of the Guide: Sriyutha Reddy, Anastasia Warden, Chidere Akalonu, and Rachel Haney. Download the Reading Guide and and pick up In Defense of Food and other Pollan books at the campus bookstore.

Michael Pollan will be speaking this fall on campus as part of the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series; don't miss his talk on October 28th. You can prepare for the visit by reading In Defense of Food and using the Reading and Discussion Guide as a supplement!

Friday, August 19, 2011

SAB/FYE Game Day Cookout

Come join Student Activities Board and the First Year Experience program for delicious sausage wraps and make-your-own ice cream sundaes before the Texas Tech vs. Texas State game! Then those students that want to call all go over to the football game together! This event will be September 3rd from 12:30pm to 2:30pm outside of Gordon Hall. We will have free t-shirts for the first 160 students, but shirts go fast! For more information contact Lindzi Shanks at

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

College Degrees Still Valuable

The local Lubbock newspaper, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, recently published an interesting news story about the continued economic value of a college degree.  Click here to read the article.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Honors College is on Facebook!

If you haven't already "liked" the new Honors College Facebook page, do so now!  Updates on events and courses will show up in your Facebook feed as a supplement to the weekly email that all students receive every Tuesday!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Charmaine Aguas Enjoyed Her Time as Honors College Web Developer

Being a part of the Texas Tech Honors College has been an invaluable experience for me.   This past May, I graduated with a degree in Chemistry and Visual Communications. The Honors College gave me the opportunity to pursue two of my passions, medicine and photography, during my undergraduate career.   Through the Early Acceptance Program for TTUHSC Medical School, I was able to excel in my pre-med classes while running my own photography business, Quite Charmed Photography.  

The summer before medical school, I became the Honors College web developer.  I have loved working with the staff updating and creating user-friendly webpages.  Some of my favorite pages include the new Current Students' page, Prospective Students' page, and HAL page. Moreover, some of my photography can be found throughout the website.   I hope that you enjoy the new look and updates to the Honors College Website.

-Charmaine Aguas

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dr. Marjean Purinton Nominated for NCHC Board of Directors

Dr. Marjean Purinton, professor of British Romanticism and Associate Dean of the Honors College, has been nominated for the National Collegiate Honors Council Board of Directors.

Read Dr. Purinton's statement and get some more information about NCHC at

Monday, June 6, 2011

Dr. Mark McGinley Wins Fulbright

Dr. Mark McGinley spent the 2010-2011 academic year on a Fulbright Fellowship in Malaysia.  To read about Dr. McGinley's experiences, visit his blog at

Honors Advisors Recognition

The Honors College advisors have been recognized for all that they do by winning the 2010 Quality Service Team Award.  Stop by and congratulate them in McClellan!