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SINCE TEXAS TECH'S FIRST GRADUATION in the spring of 1927, thousands of students have proudly completed undergraduate and graduate degrees and transitioned into positions of service and responsibility in the region, state, nation and world. Among these are former governors, astronauts, noted authors, Broadway stars, acclaimed teachers at all levels and highly successful entrepreneurs, agronomists, scientists, professional athletes, physicians, attorneys and other prominent professionals. Not all graduates achieve fame and fortune in equal measure, of course, but every one of them points with pride to the solid academic preparation they received and the personal connections they made as Red Raiders. From the very beginning, Texas Tech provided a foundation for success that is without parallel.

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Featured Alumni

Dr. Wayne Isom, Chief Surgeon, Cornell Medical Center's Presbyterian-New York Hospital Pre-Medicine, 1962

Dr. Wayne Isom grew up on a cotton farm in West Texas and says his father was a strong influence in inspiring him to attain an education. That's saying something for a man who has risen to the top of the fiercely competitive profession of cardiac surgery, performing bypass surgeries on celebrities like David Letterman, Larry King and Walter...


Faculty Profiles

Texas Tech is proud to boast of one of the finest and most diverse faculties in the nation. Although all their stories cannot be told in this space, read to learn about a few who set the tone for academic excellence on our campus.

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Associate Professor Yuan Shu, Department of English and Director of the Comparative Literature Program, College of Arts and Sciences

Associate Professor Yuan  Shu

More than 7,000 miles away from his current home in Lubbock, Texas, Yuan Shu grew up in Nanjing, China, where he first developed his love for learning and thirst for...