It’s often said that a student’s undergraduate years are some of the best of their life. Sometimes, this is attributed to the student taking advantage of the opportunity to study abroad. But what about the university faculty or staff members who did not get this opportunity? Do they have to sit in the “what ifs” and watch their students embark on these educational, transformational journeys?
With over 2,500 students in the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, no two college experiences are going to be the same. It’s especially true for those who choose to study abroad. Why? Because of Texas Tech University’s four study abroad options –– all different, all valuable.
When it comes to passion, Carlye Winfrey is full of it. Her parents told her if she was going to do something, she should do it fully and completely. To her, that means being excited about what you want out of life, no matter what it is.
In the far-right corner of David Lawver’s office, there sits a collection of colorful artwork, vibrant fabrics, hand crafted instruments, and a globe. Each physical item reminds him of the grand adventures he has experienced. His passion for teaching others about agricultural education has taken him all over the world.
The Texas Tech faithful know the end of any athletic event or commencement ceremony will involve the singing of the alma mater. In just the third line of the Matador Song, the choir of novices sings, “Bear our banners, far and wide.” This spirit of adventure is ingrained in the Red Raider spirit, and it is something to be celebrated within the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.