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Mentor Recruitment Session

You are personal invited to serve as a mentor in The Lauro Cavazos & Ophelia Powell-Malone Mentoring Program (Mentor Tech) for the 2017-2018 academic year. Since 2002, Mentor Tech has assisted more than 3,200 students in their academic, social and cultural adjustment at the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities. The program matches the student with caring faculty, staff members, and graduate students from Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Our objective is to ensure that each student participant knows that he or she has someone to whom they can count on for encouragement, direction, and support, as they endeavor to navigate the university settings. More than 1,000, participating students have earned degrees from TTU and TTUHSC over the last ten years. The program was recently featured in The Education Trust's report: "Rising Tide II: Do Black Students Benefit as Grad Rates Increase?"

To serve as a mentor you need not have specific expertise or be of any particular ethnicity, as we currently have mentors of various educational, cultural and ethic backgrounds. We simply ask that you have the willingness to help our students succeed. Additional information regarding the program is available on our website:

If possible, please make plans to join us for a Mentor Recruitment Session. During the session, you will receive further details about the program, tips on becoming an effective mentor, as wells as have an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you might have.

Please RSVP by replying to this email or calling 806-742-8692. If you are unable to attend a session, but are interested in learning more, you may also indicate your plan to attend one of the Mentor Information Sessions listed below.

Remember, the recruitment and retention of students is everyone's responsibility and is crucial to helping the University achieve its enrollment and retention goals. We look forward to working with you in this effort.

Mentor Recruitment Sessions

  • Tuesday, May 23rd 3:00-4:00 pm Human Sciences Room 173
  • Wednesday, May 24th 12:00-1:00 pm Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Academic Classroom Building Room 250
  • Friday, May 26th 12:00-1:00 pm Holden Hall Room 28
  • Wednesday, May 31st 11:00-12:00 pm English/Philosophy Building Room 351
  • Thursday, June 1st 5:15-6:15 pm Agricultural Building Room 311
  • Tuesday, June 6th 11:00-12:00 pm Mechanical Engineering Room 223
  • Wednesday, June 7th 12:00-1:00 pm Media & Communication Room 166
  • Friday, June 9th 4:00-5:00 pm Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Academic Classroom Building Room 260K
  • Wednesday, June 14th 3:00-4:00 pm Animal & Food Sciences Building Room 102A



Edna Rodriguez


Mentor Tech Operations