On October 18, 2013 the legacy of Howard & Nancy Terry – and the 25th Anniversary of the Foundation – were honored on the UT-Austin campus by the lighting of the UT Tower. In attendance at the tribute were members of the Terry family, Foundation Directors and staff, longtime university and business associates, and several hundred Terry Scholars and Alumni from around the state of Texas. They are pictured on the cover of this publication
Dear TTU Terry Scholar:
Our annual fall banquet is set for Friday, October 18, 2013, on campus in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center (located at 17th & University Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79409-5001). The Terry Foundation Directors, Advisory Board Members, and invited guests will attend the reception and dinner. Attendance is mandatory for all Scholars.
A commercial photographer will be present beginning at 5:00 p.m. to take individual pictures for the 2013-14 annual. The photography will continue during the reception with dinner to follow. This will be your only opportunity to be photographed for the annual, so please dress appropriately (business professional).
Scholars are required to stay until the conclusion of the event at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Please note: laptops, iPads, or other similar devices are not allowed at Foundation events. Similarly, do not text or use PDA's during the event program. Please limit any non-emergent texting or phone use at any time during the event in order to concentrate on the program content and your opportunity to network with other Scholars.
Do not reply to this email. If you have a conflict, a class, or other questions, it is imperative that you contact Beth Freeman well in advance of the event at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also let Ms. Freeman know if you prefer a vegetarian plate.
We look forward to seeing and visiting with each of you.
Yvonne R. Moody, Executive Director
The Terry Foundation
On this week's blog, we begin exploring the question: "What exactly does the Terry Scholarship mean to you?" Terry's come from all over the great state of Texas. With so many unique backgrounds, our scholarships were attained in a large variety of ways. However, we all share one very great characteristic: gratitude. That brings us to this weeks Terry, Jack Clark, who explains his Terry scholarship as a way to break from the norms of his small hometown in order to achieve something great.
My college experience is one that I think is very unique. I come from a small town of about 400 people everybody knows everybody who lives there. I come from a high school where the only thing that separates the high school from the elementary is a single hallway. I was in a graduating class of 13, so we were our own little family. Literally the whole town showed up to all the home basketball games, because we weren’t large enough to have football. Most of the students that graduate from Hartley generally go to work on a family farm or end up going to a small university. Needless to say, when I received the Terry Scholarship that gave me the opportunity to attend Texas Tech University, I thought it was going to be a big jump, because I was the first person in years to go to a University with a student population larger than 10,000 people. However, I soon realized that this was not near the transition I thought it would be. Right from the start, I began building friendships with fellow Terry Scholars, going to all of the Welcome Week events, football games, and just goofing around in the dorm. I found that the other Scholars share the same moral beliefs and educational goals as I do. We are more than just recipients of the same scholarship; we share something together that will last much longer than our time spent at Texas Tech University. Thanks to this great opportunity that the Terry Foundation has given all of us, we are able to pursue our educational goals, while making friendships that will last us the rest of our lives.