September 2, 1998
On Friday, September 11, 1998 the Dallas Horizon Campaign will
be launched. Alumni and friends will gather to kick off a true Tech
Weekend in Dallas on the eve of the gridiron contest between Texas Tech
and the University of North Texas.
The centerpiece of this stirring celebration of Texas Tech's
past, present and future will be an evening of entertainment by some of
the university's most talented alumni.
Already, Mr. E.R. "Dick" Brooks ('61 Engineering) has organized
twelve Dallas Horizon volunteer committees who are currently reaching
out to the more that 15,000 Dallas area alumni for their vital support
of this momentous occasion in the history of Texas Tech.
Who: Honorary Event Co-Chairs - Betsy Sowell and Laura Noe
Dallas Campaign Chair - E.R. "Dick" Brooks
Chancellor - John T. Montford
Guest Emcee - Marsha Sharp
What: Dallas Horizon - "An Evening of Texas Tech Musical Entertainment"
When: 7 p.m., Friday, September 11, 1998
Where: Dallas; Sheraton Park Central, LBJ Freeway at North Central Expressway
Why: To kick-off the Dallas area portion of The Horizon Campaign.
Proceeds benefit Ex-Students Association Diversity Scholarships. The
show is being underwritten by Central and South West, Inc.,
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., and Coca-Cola Enterprises of Lubbock, so
all ticket sales go towards scholarships.
How to order tickets: Call 1-888-999-0074 to order by Visa or
Please note: Dinner buffet; Business attire
DALLAS HORIZON COMMITTEE
Edward E. Whitacre, Jr., National Campaign Chair
E.R. "Dick" Brooks, Dallas Campaign Chair
Daniel Brackeen, College of Agricultural & Natural Sciences Chair
David Farrell and Noel Barrick, College of Architecture Chair
Ted Barron, College of Arts & Sciences Chair
John W. Carpenter, III, Matt Malouf, Frank Miller, Mike Lewis, College of Business Administration Chairs
Diane McGauley, College of Human Sciences Chair
Hershell Barnes, School of Law Chair
David Thomas, Ex-Students Association Chair
John Scovell, Athletic Facilities Chair
DALLAS HORIZON KICKOFF
Betsy Sowell and Laura Noe, Honorary Co-Chairs
Upcoming kickoff events in The Horizon Campaign:
San Antonio Horizon, January 1999
Houston Horizon, February 1999
Austin Horizon, April 1999
Fort Worth Horizon, September 1999
To learn more about The Horizon Campaign in Dallas, contact:
Texas Tech Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Center
Don Garrett or James Mullin
telephone (214) 630-TECH (8324)
on-line at http://www.texastech.edu/horizon.htm
HE HORIZON CAMPAIGN - BUILDING ON 75 YEARS OF SUCCESS
In September 1995, the Texas Tech Board of Regents voted to
begin an unprecedented Campaign to increase our endowment substantially
and to improve our campuses. Our goal is for Texas Tech to become both a
flagship educational institution within the state and a nationally
recognized example of excellence in public higher education.
On February 6, 1998, Chancellor John T. Montford announced The
Horizon Campaign, setting the goal of the Campaign at $300 million, and
revealing that more than half of that amount already had been committed.
The Chancellor has challenged the Texas Tech family to reach and
exceed the full $300 million goal by February 2001. To date over $200
million has been raised.
TEXAS TECH'S ENDOWMENT
A healthy endowment for Texas Tech is essential for: Future growth at Texas Tech; attracting top students with such enrichments as scholarships,
graduate fellowships and the Honors Program; attracting and retaining the finest faculty; supporting important research initiatives; and, leading change for the betterment of society.
THE HORIZON CAMPAIGN GOAL
$100 million Funds for Student Scholarships
$100 million Funds for Faculty Support
$80 million Funds for Capital Improvements
$20 million Texas Tech Annual Funds
Campaign Goal - $300 million