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Texas Tech University Waco to Hold 10-Year Celebration


Posted: September 30, 2019

This year marks the 10th year that the Texas Tech University Higher Education Teaching Site in Waco has partnered with McLennan Community College to offer bachelor's degrees. To commemorate the occasion, a celebration will be held on Friday, Oct. 11 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Conference Center at MCC located at 4601 N. 19th St.

"In just 10 short years, we have gone from a fledgling program with a few majors to a sustainable Higher Education Teaching site with 250 students," said Lewis Snell, director of Texas Tech University at Waco.

"We expect to have a good mix of alumni, current students, and community members attend the 10-Year Celebration including Dr. Lawrence Schovanec, president, and Dr. Michael Galyean, provost," Snell said. "We hope that this is the start of even bigger things to come. Not only will we celebrate our graduates, but we also plan to announce several new degree options that are in development."

Texas Tech University at Waco was introduced to the community in 2009 through its partnership with MCC. Enrollment has grown steadily each year, allowing students to pursue a tier-one education without having to leave Waco. More degrees have been added which has provided additional opportunities for growth.
Annette Scott, director of the University Center at MCC, has firsthand experience of the development.

"Over the last 10 years, I have watched Texas Tech University Waco grow from one degree program to a total of 13 strong degree programs. The number of concentrations offered within the Bachelor of General Studies/University Studies has also grown from 3 areas to almost 30," Scott said. "Approximately 300 Waco graduates now proudly show their Texas Tech University degrees throughout our community. I am honored to have been part of such a beneficial arrangement. This event will express a delightful milestone of what MCC's University Center and Texas Tech University Waco have accomplished. Reassuring those in our community of being able to secure a bachelor's or master's degree through Texas Tech University here in Waco is really something to celebrate."

For more information, contact Lewis Snell at 254-299-8324.