As students, we are fortunate. We are fortunate not only as recipients of the Terry Foundation Scholarship, but that we were chosen as Terry Scholars for Texas Tech University. We were chosen for this place, and this place is unique.
Lubbock, and by extension, Texas Tech University is privileged to be the gateway to the Llano Estacado and the American Southwest. This region is home to a dynamic landscape, an ever-changing climate, and a hard-working, honest people. This land is historically a land of frontiers, fostering a culture of optimism and freedom. Life on the Llano Estacado is unhindered by the stuffy expectations and rigidity of urban centers.
The settlers of this place were free to forge their own destiny. And so are we.
The lands that project out from this point are vibrant and full of life. The students emerge from this place are too. Here we are free to learn, create and grow, rewarded each evening with a West Texas sunset. We invite you to share in our love for Lubbock this evening as we celebrate the generous gift of the Terry Foundation Scholarship. It brought us here.
- Nathan Havens