Students of the Week: Southern Adventurers at Texas Tech University

Hailing from Texas Tech University, these worldly students are highly ambitious and hope to change the world through their service. Located in Lubbock, Texas Tech is a research university home to students pursuing all levels of academic study.

Kelsey Sheridan

Kelsey Sheridan is a young lady always on the move. Having studied abroad in Germany at the European School of Business, she returned to Texas Tech to serve as a study abroad peer advisor while managing an 18 hour course load, an internship, and a part-time job. While she calls herself an adventurer she’s also not afraid to take time to relax and read a book.


Matt Reecer is a published novelist who also likes to dabble in photography, graphic design, and photo editing. His debut novel, The Shower Preacher, relates to his passion in serving others. Matt is seeking a career in ministry upon graduation and currently works with fourth and fifth graders at a preteen ministry.

jakehavins_1399427037_89Jake Havin is another student who has studied abroad. Last year, he studied at the International College of Management Sydney in Manly, Australia. A team player who believes in hardwork, Jake is already a colony founder for Lambda Chi Alpha and plans on attending law school after graduation.

augustaneal_1367975089_57Augusta Neal is as busy as a bee in a honey factory. Currently she’s the editor-in-chief of The Odyssey a campus newspaper, a campus representative for Donni Charm scarves and accessories, a stylist at Chrome, an intern at Griffinwink advertising agency and a blogger for Study Breaks. Augusta hopes to use her experiences to land her dream job:  a social media manager for a fashion brand.

5 Things to do at Texas Tech

  1. Silent Gliders Museum: Don’t miss The Silent Wings Museum. It tells the story of the American military glider program from WWII.
  2. Buddy Holly Statue and West Texas Hall of Fame: Make sure to check out the 8 ½ ft. bronze statue of rock ‘n roll legend Buddy Holly. He’s seen playing his guitar, circled by a Walk of Fame honoring other West Texas musicians, like Waylon Jennings and Mac Davis.
  3. Joyland Amusement Park: Featuring a Wild River and the Galaxi Ride, one simply cannot visit Texas Tech and not plan a stop at the Joyland Amusement Park.
  4. Purple Bull: Part of the public art scene in Lubbock, the “Purple Bull” was created by Stephen F. Austin professor, Jeffie Brewer. The sculpture is based off of the poem, “Purple Cow”. This beautiful piece of art is a great photo op!
  5. The Steel House in Ransom Canyon: This strange structure stands out amongst the brick houses in its background. The steel house was originally built as a smaller art piece, but the artist had a bigger plan for it. The interior is an artistic dream. A curvy staircase and floor to ceiling windows. The house was recently featured in Vogue magazine as a futuristic backdrop.