On Feb. 10, 1923, Texas Gov. Pat M. Neff signed Senate Bill 103, which established a higher education facility in West Texas. What started out as the Texas Technological College is now our beloved Texas Tech University.
Tech has seen many changes over the years, but one thing always stays the same — our school spirit. Freshman agricultural business major Vivian Gu came to Tech from Houston because she enjoyed the spirited atmosphere.
“I was looking for a school with high school spirit,” Gu said. “The football games, school colors, the mascot. I just really enjoy the school spirit.”
Allison Matherly, the coordinator of digital engagement, said the school has received many congratulatory messages via social media today. She said that she thinks it’s an honor to have Tech in Lubbock.
“I think it’s amazing that Lubbock is where Texas Tech is actually located,” Matherly said, “simply because there were 37 different towns that submitted to house the university. West Texas as a whole really embraces the university, and really wanted it to belong to their specific town.”
If you would like to see pictures from Tech’s past, you can visit school-sponsored Long Live the Matadors on Tumblr.
To see more student reactions to Tech’s anniversary, watch MCTV later this week.
Special thanks to Erin Willis and Patrick McNeil for contributing to this article.