List of Texas Tech University alumni

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Texas Tech University, often referred to as Texas Tech or TTU, is a public, coeducational, research university located in Lubbock, Texas. Established on February 10, 1923, and originally known as Texas Technological College, it is the leading institution of the Texas Tech University System and has the sixth largest student body in the state of Texas. It is the only school in Texas to house an undergraduate institution, law school, and medical school at the same location. Initial enrollment in 1925 was 910 students;[1] as of 2009, the university has 30,049 students from more than 110 countries, all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.[2] Since the university's first graduating class in 1927 of 26 students, Texas Tech has awarded more than 221,000 degrees, including 45,000 graduate and professional degrees to its alumni.[3] The Texas Tech Alumni Association, with over 27,000 members, operates more than 120 chapters in cities throughout the United States and the world.[4][5]

Throughout Texas Tech's history, alumni have played prominent roles in many different fields. Among the university's Distinguished Alumni is Demetrio B. Lakas, President of the Republic of Panama from 1969 to 1978.[6][7] Three United States Governors, Daniel I. J. Thornton, Governor of Colorado from 1951 to 1955, John Burroughs, Governor of New Mexico from 1959 to 1961, and Preston Smith, Governor of Texas from 1968 to 1972, are graduates of the university.[8][9][10] Three astronauts, including Rick Husband, the final commander of Space Shuttle Columbia and recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.[11] U.S. Marine Corps Major and Medal of Honor recipient, George H. O'Brien, Jr., is a distinguished alumnus.[12] Richard E. Cavazos is a two-time Distinguished Service Cross recipient and the first Hispanic and Mexican American to advance to the rank of four-star general in the U.S. Army.[13] The school's influence on the business world is seen in such people as General Motors Chairman and CEO Edward Whitacre, Jr., Finisar CEO Jerry S. Rawls, Belo Corporation CEO Dunia A. Shive, and Wellpoint, Inc. president and CEO Angela Braly, ranked by Fortune magazine as the most powerful woman in business.[14][15][16][17][18] Others among the university's alumni are folk rocker John Denver, country singer Pat Green, and actor George Eads.[19][20][21] John Hinckley, Jr., who attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1981, attended the university sporadically from 1973 to 1980.[22]

Alumni[edit]

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Arts and literature[edit]

Alumnus Class year Notability Refs
Hughes, Barry SpencerBarry Spencer Hughes 1990 Architect / Athlete ref
McCallister, CaseyCasey McCallister 2004 Photographer ref
Avey, MechelleMechelle Avey Author ref
Caine, RachelRachel Caine 1985 Author ref
Fincher, JohnJohn Fincher Artist [23]
Green, Ruth HurmenceRuth Hurmence Green 1935 Author [24]
Halsell, GraceGrace Halsell Writer ref
Jones, Stephen GrahamStephen Graham Jones Author ref
Leaton, AnneAnne Leaton Author ref
Little, KenKen Little 1970 Sculptor ref
Marrs, JimJim Marrs Author ref
Thomas, JodiJodi Thomas Author ref
Whitehill, RobertRobert Whitehill Author ref

Business[edit]

Alumnus Class year Notability Refs
Abraham, Sr., MaloufMalouf Abraham, Sr. (Did not graduate) [25]
Al Uzri, HusseinHussein Al Uzri 1985 head of the Trade Bank of Iraq [26]
Arbuckle, ScottScott Arbuckle CEO, Eljer Industries [27]
Braly, AngelaAngela Braly 1982 president & CEO, WellPoint, Inc. [28]
Buchanan, BlakeBlake Buchanan founder & president, Bahama Buck's
Bucy, J. FredJ. Fred Bucy 1951 former CEO, Texas Instruments [27][29]
Campbell, R. TrentR. Trent Campbell former CEO, Mosher Steel [27]
Cash, C.A.C.A. Cash 1935 former president & CEO Diamond Shamrock [30]
Cash, R.D.R.D. Cash former president & CEO, Questar Corporation [31]
Clemmer, Richard L.Richard L. Clemmer CEO, Agere Systems [32]
Cunningham, EdEd Cunningham
Frederickson, Phillip L.Phillip L. Frederickson Executive VP, ConocoPhillips [33]
Griffin, B.R.B.R. Griffin CEO, Griffin Companies [34]
Humphreys, JimJim Humphreys 1947 former manager of Pitchfork Ranch east of Lubbock [35]
Jackson, Mark W.Mark W. Jackson president of EchoStar Technologies [36][37]
Johnson, JamesJames Johnson chairman emeritus / former CEO, GTE [38]
Lewis, RobertRobert Lewis CEO, US Bank [27]
Love, CindiCindi Love 1984 [39]
Marting, RobertRobert Marting 1996 fitness trainer
Odom, JudyJudy Odom founder & CEO, Software Spectrum [40]
Onstead, R. RandallR. Randall Onstead former CEO, Randall's Food Markets [41]
Palmer, RobertRobert Palmer former CEO, Digital Equipment Corporation
Rawls, Jerry S.Jerry S. Rawls president & CEO, Finisar Corporation
Shive, DuniaDunia Shive president and chief executive officer, Belo Corp. [42][43]
Snyder, WilliamWilliam Snyder former CEO, GEICO [44]
Sowell, JimJim Sowell founder & CEO, Jim Sowell Construction Company [45]
Stevenson, Bobby G.Bobby G. Stevenson chairman of the board and co-founder, Ciber, Inc. [46]
Thornton, Charles "Tex"Charles "Tex" Thornton 1935 founder & CEO, Litton Industries [47]
Tinsley, III, Edward R.Edward R. Tinsley, III Law school graduate; chairman, K-Bob's Steakhouse chain; New Mexico rancher, and political activist
Shuoning, Edward TianEdward Tian Shuoning former CEO, China Netcom; co-founder, AsiaInfo [48]
Tomlinson, Jr., AllanAllan Tomlinson, Jr. former president, Valero [49]
Vardeman, J. RexJ. Rex Vardeman founder, Harris Communications [49]
Whitacre, Jr., EdwardEdward Whitacre, Jr. 1964 chairman of General Motors; former chairman & CEO, AT&T [47]
White, AlanAlan White CEO, Plains Capital Corporation [50]

Education[edit]

Alumnus Class year Notability Refs
Aston, B WB W Aston 1962 (B.S.), 1964 (M.S.), 1972 (Ph.D) Historian [51]
Carlson, Paul H.Paul H. Carlson 1973 (Ph.D.) Historian of Texas and the American West .[52]
Carr, JoJo Carr 1947 United Methodist clergywoman [53]
Ellis, William N.William N. Ellis M.A. 19th President of Howard Payne University [54]
Formby, MargaretMargaret Formby 1950 Founder of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame [55][56]
Harper, Sandra S.Sandra S. Harper 1974, B.S.Ed. President, Our Lady of the Lake College, LA [57]
Hinojosa, MichaelMichael Hinojosa 1979 Superintendent of Dallas Independent School District [58]
Huffman, Walter B.Walter B. Huffman 1967 (B.A.), 1968 (M.Ed.), 1977 (J.D.) Texas Tech University School of Law dean; Former United States Army Judge Advocate General [59]
Larson, Jeffry H.Jeffry H. Larson 1980 [60]
Rollings, Willard HughesWillard Hughes Rollings 1983 Historian of Native Americans [61]
Jones, Billy MacBilly Mac Jones Fifth President of Southwest Texas State University; 8th President of Memphis State University [62]
Schmidly, David J.David J. Schmidly 1966 (B.A), 1968 (M.S.) 20th president of the University of New Mexico, former Texas Tech University president, former Oklahoma State University president [63]
Thompson, Barry B.Barry B. Thompson (B.S.) 10th Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System [64][65]
Wallace, ErnestErnest Wallace 1935 Historian [66]

Entertainment[edit]

Alumnus Class year Notability Refs
Andrews, BudBud Andrews (Did not graduate) Radio deejay ref
Bailey, G. W.G. W. Bailey 1966 Actor [28]
Bigham, WillWill Bigham 1998 Winner of the 2007 reality series On the Lot [28][67]
Brunson, ToddTodd Brunson (Did not graduate) Professional poker player [68]
Coleman, Jerry "Bo"Jerry "Bo" Coleman Radio broadcaster in Lubbock; currently at KDAV AM [69]
Corbin, BarryBarry Corbin 1964 Actor [28]
Devon, DaynaDayna Devon (Did not graduate) Journalist ref
Donaldson, ColbyColby Donaldson Actor ref
Eads, GeorgeGeorge Eads 1990 Actor [28]
Elenburg, LaneLane Elenburg Big Brother 12 contestant [70]
Fickman, AndyAndy Fickman Film director ref
Formby, ClintClint Formby 1949 Radio broadcaster [47][71]
Hardwick, JohnnyJohnny Hardwick Comedian; voice actor ref
Hudson, AnneAnne Hudson 1999 Radio and TV personality [72]
Leland, BradBrad Leland 1980 Actor [73]
Morrison, MichaelMichael Morrison Actor ref
Norman, JoeJoe Norman Actor [74]
Samples, KeithKeith Samples 1977 Writer / producer [28]
Shockley, WilliamWilliam Shockley Actor ref
Simolke, DuaneDuane Simolke 1996 Actor ref
Tanner, SteveSteve Tanner Radio host [75]
Tippit, JackJack Tippit 1947 Cartoonist [47]
Wilkes, EdEd Wilkes Radio personality [76]
Willis, TylerTyler Willis 2002 (B.A.), 2004 (M.A.) Miss Texas USA, 2005 [77]

Government, law, and public policy[edit]

Alumnus Class year Notability Refs
Aldawsari, Khalid Ali-MKhalid Ali-M Aldawsari (Did not graduate) Convicted of plotting bomb attack on USA [78][79]
Arrington, JodeyJodey Arrington 1994 (B.S.), 1997 (M.P.A.) Former Chief of Staff, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Current Chief of Staff, Texas Tech University System; Distinguished Alumni, MPA Program [28]
Bolton, ValindaValinda Bolton 1986 Texas State Representative, District 47 [28][80]
Bullock, BobBob Bullock 1955 Former Lieutenant Governor of Texas; former Texas Comptroller [47]
Burroughs, JohnJohn Burroughs 1929 Former Governor of New Mexico [81]
Carr, WaggonerWaggoner Carr 1940 Former Texas Attorney General [82]
Carr, WarlickWarlick Carr 1940 Attorney [82]
Carter, JohnJohn Carter 1964 United States Representative, Texas District 31 [83]
Cavazos, LauroLauro Cavazos 1949 (B.S.), 1951 (M.S.) Former Texas Tech University president; former U.S. Secretary of Education [84]
Chapman, Bill G.Bill G. Chapman 1973 Advocate for the blind, author [85]
Cole, TimTim Cole (Did not graduate) First person in Texas to be posthumously acquitted of a crime based on DNA evidence; namesake of the Tim Cole Compensation Act of Texas ref
Conradt, LouisLouis Conradt Attorney ref
Corbin, Kilmer B.Kilmer B. Corbin Former Texas State Senator, District 28 ref
Craddick, TomTom Craddick 1965 Texas State Representative, District 82 [47]
Cummings, Samuel RaySamuel Ray Cummings 1967 (BBA) United States District Court Judge, Northern District of Texas [86]
Denton, James G.James G. Denton 1938 Associate Justice, Texas Supreme Court [47]
Duncan, Robert L.Robert L. Duncan 1976 Texas State Senator, District 28 [47]
Formby, MarshallMarshall Formby 1932 Former Texas State Senator, District 30 [87]
Furgeson, Jr., William RoyalWilliam Royal Furgeson, Jr. 1964 United States District Court Judge, Western District of Texas [28]
Garcia Jr., RubenRuben Garcia Jr. 1973 Former Executive Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation [88]
Hall, MillardMillard Hall Journalist and political consultant, served as press secretary to Texas Governor Preston Smith and was instrumental in the creation of the Texas Film Commission ref
Hance, KentKent Hance 1965 Former United States Representative, Texas District 19; Texas Tech University System Chancellor [47]
Heflin, Joseph P.Joseph P. Heflin 1993 (J.D.) Texas State Representative, District 85 from Crosbyton [28]
Hilderbran, HarveyHarvey Hilderbran 1983 Texas State Representative, District 53 from Kerrville [89]
Hinckley, Jr., JohnJohn Hinckley, Jr. (Did not graduate) Attempted assassin of United States President Ronald Reagan [90]
Isett, CarlCarl Isett 1987 Former Texas State Representative, District 84 [28]
Johnson, PhilPhil Johnson 1975 Texas Supreme Court Justice, Place 8 [91]
Jones, DelwinDelwin Jones 1949 Texas State Representative, District 83 [28]
Junell, Robert A.Robert A. Junell 1969 Senior status United States District Court Judge, Western District of Texas [28]
Keffer, James L.James L. Keffer 1975 Texas State Representative, District 60 [92]
Lakas, Demetrio B.Demetrio B. Lakas 1963 Former President of the Republic of Panama [93]
Laney, PetePete Laney 1965 Former Texas State Representative [47]
Lanier, W. MarkW. Mark Lanier 1984 Attorney [94]
Martin, TomTom Martin Mayor of Lubbock, Texas [95]
McReynolds, JimJim McReynolds 1987 (J.D.) Texas State Representative, District 12 [28]
Miller, RonRon Miller 1982 Former Chief Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency [96]
Moody, JosephJoseph Moody Texas State Representative, District 78 ref
Nagy, TiborTibor Nagy 1972 Former United States Ambassador to Ethiopia, Guinea [97]
Neugebauer, RandyRandy Neugebauer 1972 United States Representative, Texas District 19 [98]
Olson, Larry A.Larry A. Olson 1972 Texas Department of Information Resources, executive director [99]
Pendleton, RandyRandy Pendleton ca. 1959 Texas State Representative, District 73 [100]
Perry, CharlesCharles Perry 1984 (BBA) Texas State Representative, District 83 [101]
Rappaport, EdwardEdward Rappaport 1988 Deputy Director, National Hurricane Center [102]
Rivera, LionelLionel Rivera 1979 Mayor of Colorado Springs, Colorado [103]
Sarpalius, BillBill Sarpalius 1972 Former Texas State Senator, District 31; Former United States Representative, Texas District 13 [104]
Sell, ClayClay Sell 1989 Former Deputy Secretary, United States Department of Energy [28][105]
Smith, PrestonPreston Smith 1934 Former Governor of Texas [47]
Smithee, John T.John T. Smithee 1976 (J.D.) Texas State Representative, District 86 from Amarillo [28]
Solomons, BurtBurt Solomons 1977 Texas State Representative, District 65
Spencer, James C.James C. Spencer 1930s [28] Texas state representative from Henderson County, 1939-1941, 1947-1949; Bataan Death March survivor [106]
Stanley, PaulPaul Stanley 1985 Former Tennessee State Senator, District 31 ref
Stenholm, CharlesCharles Stenholm 1961 (B.S.), 1962 (M.S.) Former United States Representative, Texas District 17 [107]
Stephenson, PhilPhil Stephenson 1969 (B.B.A) Member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 85 in Wharton and Certified Public Accountant [108]
Swinford, DavidDavid Swinford 1964 Former Texas State Representative, District 82 [28]
Tandy, KarenKaren Tandy 1974, 1977 Former Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration [47]
Tarbox, ElmerElmer Tarbox 1939 Texas State Representative, District 76 [28]
Thornberry, MacMac Thornberry 1980 United States Representative, Texas District 13 [109]
Thornton, DanDan Thornton 1932 Former Governor of Colorado [47]
Turner, Morris W.Morris W. Turner 1954 Former Mayor of Lubbock, Texas [110]
Ward, T. JohnT. John Ward 1964 United States District Court Judge, Eastern District of Texas [111]
Watson, ElizabethElizabeth Watson 1971 Former Chief of police, Houston Police Department [112]
Watt, Joseph M.Joseph M. Watt 1971 Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice, 9th District [113]
Wentworth, JeffJeff Wentworth 1972 (J.D.) Texas State Senator, District 25 [114]
White, John C.John C. White 1946 Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee [115]
Whitfill, Cypert O.Cypert O. Whitfill Maryland Circuit Court Justice, 3rd Circuit [116]

Journalism and media[edit]

Name Class Year Awards Notability References
Aguero, BidalBidal Aguero Hispanic newspaper publisher and political activist in Lubbock [117]
Angle, JimJim Angle 1969 Fox News Chief Washington Correspondent [118]
Bass, FrankFrank Bass 1985 1988 Pulitzer Prize, General News Reporting, Alabama Journal [119]
Copeland, DennisDennis Copeland 1977 1985 Pulitzer Prize, Spot News Photography, The Register; 1993 Pulitzer Prize, Public Service Award, The Miami Herald [120]
Crockett, LaneLane Crockett 1964 Journalist, entertainment writer and theater arts critic ref
Maple, Charles E.Charles E. Maple 1954 News editor and chamber of commerce official [121]
McCoy, Emily JonesEmily Jones McCoy 1998 Fox Sports Net anchor and reporter [122]
Meinzer, WymanWyman Meinzer 1974 Texas Tech Distinguished Alumni State photographer of Texas [123]
Montemayor, RobertRobert Montemayor 1975 1978 George Polk Award, Local Reporting, Dallas Times Herald; 1984 Pulitzer Prize, Public Service Award, Los Angeles Times [124][125]
Pelley, ScottScott Pelley 1978 Texas Tech Distinguished Alumni Journalist, Managing Editor for CBS Evening News [123][126]
Robberson, TodTod Robberson 1981 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Editorial Writing, Dallas Morning News [127]
Southworth, HerbertHerbert Southworth Journalist [128]
West, DirkDirk West 1954 Cartoonist / journalist [129]
Man wearing coat in Antarctica
Scott Pelley


Military[edit]

Name Class Year Awards Notability References
Alexander, John D.John D. Alexander 1982 Texas Tech Distinguished Alumni Assistant Commander of Navy Personnel Command for Career Management (PERS-4) [123][130]
Ayers, RossRoss Ayers 1933 Texas Tech Distinguished Alumni Adjutant General for Texas [123]
Ballenger, Felix P.Felix P. Ballenger 1934 Texas Tech Distinguished Alumni Commanding Officer, National Naval Medical Center [123]
Brown Jr., Charles Q.Charles Q. Brown Jr. 1984 Texas Tech Distinguished Alumni Brigadier general in the United States Air Force [123][131]
Cavazos, Richard E.Richard E. Cavazos 1951 Texas Tech Distinguished Alumni First Hispanic 4-star General in the U.S. Army; Commander U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) [123]
Chapman, Donald D.Donald D. Chapman 1939 Texas Tech Distinguished Alumni Retired United States Navy Rear Admiral [123][132]
Clark, Robert T.Robert T. Clark 1970 Texas Tech Distinguished Alumni Lieutenant General; Commander, 5th Army [123]
Huffman, Walter BurlWalter Burl Huffman 1967 Texas Tech Distinguished Alumni Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Army, The Pentagon [123]
Masiello, Wendy M.Wendy M. Masiello 1980 One of the highest-ranking women in the United States Department of Defense [133]
O'Brien, Jr., George H.George H. O'Brien, Jr. 1950 Major, USMCR, Medal of Honor recipient [134]
Wong, LeonardLeonard Wong Professor of Military Strategy in the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College, published author on military leadership [135]
Mexican American man dressed as 4-star general
Richard E. Cavazos
female dressed in military uniform in front of flag
Wendy M. Masiello


Music[edit]

Alumnus Class year Notability Refs
Adams, Jay BoyJay Boy Adams - Singer, songwriter, guitarist from Lubbock [136]
Allison, DonDon Allison - Singer, musician at Cactus Theater of Lubbock [137]
Allison, JerryJerry Allison Drummer (Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Jerry Allison and The Crickets) [138]
Bone, PontyPonty Bone [139]
Bowen, WadeWade Bowen Singer / songwriter [140]
Abbott, JoshJosh Abbott Singer / songwriter [141]
Denver, JohnJohn Denver 1961 Singer, actor [28]
English, RalnaRalna English Singer [142]
Gatlin, RudyRudy Gatlin Singer [143]
Gatlin, SteveSteve Gatlin Singer [144]
Gilmore, Jimmy DaleJimmy Dale Gilmore Singer [145]
Graham, SusanSusan Graham 1983 Singer [28]
Gaschen, DavidDavid Gaschen 1993 Broadway Singer [146]
Green, PatPat Green 1997 Singer [147]
Huddle, JackJack Huddle Musician [148]
Johnson, VirgilVirgil Johnson Musician ref
Lapham, BobBob Lapham Musician ref
Livingston, BobBob Livingston Singer / songwriter ref
Maines, LloydLloyd Maines Music producer, musician and songwriter [149]
Maines, NatalieNatalie Maines (Did not graduate) Singer / songwriter [149]
Manders, Mark DavidMark David Manders Singer / songwriter [150]
Morrow, CoryCory Morrow 1992 Singer / songwriter [28]
Rhea, TimothyTimothy Rhea Director of bands at Texas A&M University [151]
Smith, DougDoug Smith ref
Turner, Kelly RayKelly Ray Turner Guitarist ref
Turner, LaneLane Turner Singer / songwriter ref

Science, technology and medicine[edit]

Alumnus Class year Notability Refs
Acaba, Joseph M.Joseph M. Acaba Astronaut [152]
Bassett, CharlesCharles Bassett 1960 Astronaut [153]
Burchett, ShannonShannon Burchett BSEE Developer of the default probability models used in RiskRank rating system [154]
Chung, Pau-ChooPau-Choo Chung 1991 (Ph.D) Electrical Engineering Department Chair, National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan [155]
Crawford, FelixFelix Crawford Dentist in Plainview, Texas and official of the American Dental Association [156]
Grandmaster Ratte' Hacker; Co-founder of Cult of the Dead Cow ref
Husband, RickRick Husband 1980 Former astronaut [157]
Muguet, FrancisFrancis Muguet 1992 (Ph.D.) Chemist, information freedom advocate [158]
Igo, NormanNorman Igo 1943 Civil engineer; Former Texas Tech University Director of Construction [159]
Lockhart, PaulPaul Lockhart 1978 Astronaut [160]
Logan, Benjamin F.Benjamin F. Logan [161]
Marshall, Timothy P.Timothy P. Marshall 1980, 1983 (M.S.) Civil engineer and meteorologist; damage analysis expert [162]
Powell, JamesJames Powell 1961 (M.S.) Explorer, The Explorers Club flag carrier [163]
Rasmussen, ErikErik Rasmussen 1982 (M.S.) Atmospheric scientist, tornadogenesis expert
Tredennick, NickNick Tredennick 1968 (B.S.), 1970 (M.S.) Electrical engineer [164]
Wheat, Joe BenJoe Ben Wheat (did not graduate) Archaeologist [165]
Yates, TerryTerry Yates 1978 Biologist [166]
Hailey, AshawnaAshawna Hailey Computer scientist, creator of HSPICE [167]
Lu, Ke-ShewKe-Shew Lu 1973 (M.S., Ph.D) Electronic Engineer, and CEO of a Nasdaq company DIOD [168]
Wong, Kin-LuKin-Lu Wong 1986 (M.S., Ph.D) Scientist, and a leading expert in the field of mobile antenna design [169]

Honorary[edit]

Name Class Year Awards Notability References
Carpenter, John W.John W. Carpenter 1940 Former Texas Tech Board of Regents member [170]
Carter, Amon G.Amon G. Carter 1930 Former Texas Tech Board of Regents member [170]
Clark, Tom C.Tom C. Clark 1947 United States Attorney General and United States Attorney General [170]
Goodacre, GlennaGlenna Goodacre Sculptor [171]
Gurley, FredFred Gurley 1953 President of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway [170]
Hance, KentKent Hance 2005 Texas Tech Distinguished Alumni Former United States Representative, Texas District 19; Texas Tech University System Chancellor [171]
Jones, Clifford B.Clifford B. Jones 1940 Third president of Texas Tech University [170]
Polgar, SusanSusan Polgar 2007 Former World Chess Champion [172]
Thompson, Ernest O.Ernest O. Thompson 1944 Former Texas Tech Board of Regents member, Texas Railroad Commissioner [170]
Thornton, Daniel I.J.Daniel I.J. Thornton 1953 Former Colorado governor [170]
Wyburn, William M.William M. Wyburn 1948 Fourth president of Texas Tech University [170]
Wiggins, Dossie M.Dossie M. Wiggins 1953 Fifth president of Texas Tech University [170]
Black and white image of Tom C. Clark
Tom C. Clark
Susan Polgar wearing necklace
Susan Polgar


Sports[edit]

Texas Tech University alumni have also made contributions to field of sports. Former Red Raiders have gone on to compete in the Canadian Football League (CFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Basketball League (NBA), National Football League (NFL), PGA Tour, and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Approximately 94 alumni have been selected to the MLB Draft, 19 alumni have been selected in the NBA Draft, 149 alumni have been selected in the NFL Draft, and 9 alumni have been selected in the WNBA Draft. Texas Tech alumni have also gone on to coach collegiate and professional teams.

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