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Southwest Collections at TX Tech Univ. in Lubbock, TX

Southwest Collections / TX Tech Archives at TX Tech Univ. in Lubbock, TX:  SWC / SCL, TTU, 2805 15th St., Lubbock, TX  79409-1041

Lubbock Rotarians Dr. Monte Monroe & Dr. Jennifer Spurrier

Busy Bee Office Supplies, printing, mailing: Donny Lilly,; & 830-997-7676

& 830-997Busy Bee Office Supplies, printing, mailing: Donny Lilly:; & 830-997-7676.

Grateful for appreciation

Many thanks to the following individuals & organizations that have honored me with their respective awards:

2017 Sigma Delta Pi chapter at TX Tech Univ.:  Alice White Service Award; 2017 Mary V. Hatfield Service to Animals Award; 2015 Ray Diekemper Lifetime of Service Award from the Volunteer Center of Lubbock; 2015 named perpetual honoree of the annual Alice V. White Humanitarian of the Year award by the East Lubbock Gateway organization, 2015 Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Fredericksburg Evening – Nimitz; 2014 Hispana of the Year from the Hispanic Association of Women / Lubbock; 2013 Gold Medalist in Communication from the Association of Women in Communications, Inc. / Lubbock Chapter; 2012 Pacesetter from South Plains College Foundation in Levelland, TX; 2010 Community Champion from the TX Tech Latino / Hispanic Faculty-Staff Association;  2007 Boots Adams Bringing Races Together Award;  2004 Queen for a Day from the TX Higher Education Coordinating Board; 1999 only Honorary Laboratorian from the Texas Department of Health; 1990s numerous excellence in public-health communication & outreach awards; 1992 Most Creative Volunteer Project from the Texas Dept. of Mental Health & Mental Retardation; 1991 Honorary Sixth Member of her classmates’ PhD dissertation committees three-decade: 1970-80-90 Named Gift Honoree when she served as biennial President of the Kansas Division & the Dodge City branch of the American Association of University Women; 1987 Athena Award from the Dodge City, KS, Women’s Chamber of Commerce; 1986 Kansas P.R.I.D.E. for a collaboration among Dodge City Community College, Saint Mary of the Plains College & the Southwest Area Vocational Technical School; 1973 100 Best Managed Farms in the US from Farm Futures magazine. 1970 golden-hog trophy during an annual Ford County, KS, Swine & Carcass Show.

As the founder &/or major donor for 81 endowments at colleges, universities, community foundations & her college fraternity, she fulfills author Malcom Gladwell’s definition of a “connector:”  a “handful of exceptional  people” with “a special gift for bringing the world together” by “moving up & down & back & forth among all the different worlds & subcultures & niches & levels.”

TX Tech Univ. campus’ feral cat colony & Student Government Association coalition

TX Tech Univ. (Lubbock) campus’ feral cat colony & Student Government Association coalition

2017 Pres.  32-student members.  Fall ’16 semester the TTU students volunteered 134 hours for the Humane Society of W. TX’ Saturday adoptions!! is training them to trap cats, & they have already helped to Trap Neuter & Return three cats during the week of Feb. 6, 2017.

directions to reception for Tom Hutton: 362 Kruse Hill Dr., FBG, TX

Reception for Tom Hutton:362 Kruse Hill Dr., FBG, TX

North on Olive street or FM 1631 for 5+ miles. Turn left on Sultemeir-Moellering Rd. & follow it to the entrance of Cool Water Ranch subdivision which is well marked.  Turn right into subdivision following the road to the first left turn which is Kruse Hill Dr. Go to the end, & there we are. There is limited parking at top of hill,  but you may park down below if steps don’t bother you.

$cholarShip$ for Feb. 16 & 17 Conference of Addiction, Recovery & Families in Lubbock, TX:

limited number of scholarships for the upcoming McKenzie Conference of Addiction, Recovery & Families. &

Hill Country University Center’s opportunitie$

The Hill Country University Center in Fredericksburg, Texas   Draft  1-‘17

Forging bright, prosperous Futures for youth, families, enterprises & communities throughout the Hill Country     

 Proactively & effectively attracting, maximizing & leveraging enterprise-opportunities & revenue streams that provide ever-increasing financial support for the HCUC

 Inspiring academic, career-development, community enrichment       

Ensuring in perpetuity a solid financial foundation for operational needs       

Leveraging assets for mutually beneficial opportunities

 Overview     In 2001 Texas Tech University came to the Texas Hill Country, an area that represented the largest underserved population in the State of Texas for higher education.  Hill Country-area leaders & the City of Fredericksburg had harbored a strong desire for higher education.   They have supported the higher-education effort to the extent possible — including utilization of city land where the community-funded Hill Country University Center resides.  In the early HCUC years, the State of Texas provided a special line item that supported, in part, TTU campuses in Fredericksburg & Marble Falls.

Personal Perspectives     People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.     THEREFORE consider an on-going, friend-making, in-person strategy:  offer to treat folks to a cup of coffee & to hear their ideas for 15 min. max.

to show communities that the HCUC cares about them / values them — by visiting sites within each community in the HCUC geographical service area at least semi-annually & hosting a speed-networking luncheon semi-annually in selected communities – in order to

Get acquainted with formal & informal leaders through each community:

Proactively discover new friends & their opinions & perspectives about each town’s goals, needs & assets

Generously offer HCUC resources that may help communities achieve their goals & update the offers & opportunities based on input from new friends throughout HCUC service area

How to get started

Design a one-page, two-sided, full-color, card-stock document with handy, helpful resources

Challenge readers to help themselves to the resources in terms of wherever they work, worship, volunteer, learn, play or thrive:  i.e., in all dimensions of their lives

  • Include Kim’s photo, contact information & her offers to speak at trainings, meetings, seminars (city council, leadership programs, parents or faith-based gatherings; graduations, celebrations; career days; weekly or monthly meetings of local Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis, Optimists, Zonta, etc. organizations)
  • Suggest HCUC as everyone’s “home base” for reunions, celebrations, memorials, learning, training; providing their services as a trainer or facilitator
  • Include the half-dozen HCUC endowments at the Community Foundation
    • Coordinate photo opportunities when HCUC / CF grants / HCUC scholarships are awarded &/or include a special-invitation reception for honorees prior to HCUC May graduation ceremonies
  • Include Workforce Commission contact information!  Why?  Help with resume-writing, interview skills, MONEY for certain income-level students going into high-priority technical / career areas
  • Include Community Foundation contact information:  to relieve school districts from having to be responsible for time-consuming Booster Club accounting requirements; to provide consultancy services if families want to memorialize or honor a deceased student, teacher, beloved staff member, etc.
  • Suggest rental of HCUC room(s):  for family school or family reunions, school or memorial events, weddings?  Photo opportunities for brides-to-be, graduations; etc. business-training or retreat site
  • Invite schools’ counselors to nominate 3 sophomores & 3 juniors to complete for 15 slots – to serve as ushers, greeters & helpers during all TX Tech graduation ceremonies (or OLLI events or Rotary or community events or Career Fairs, etc. at the HCUC, etc.)
  • Invite student, teacher, staff & administrators’ organizations to submit to HCUC opportunities to purchase advertising space in yearbooks, student newspapers, graduation fliers, co-sponsor “Best wishes photos in local newspapers – of all graduating seniors at each high school; booster-club publications, Parent Teacher Association / parents’ groups, local Chamber of Commerce, etc.

Take along HCUC- &/or TTU- &/or CTC-branded mementos for folks willing to meet with you – find out how many more items they would like to have for students, colleagues, family, etc.

Visit FBG Convention & Visitors Bureau & get their feedback about your handout, mementos, how to improve 10-min. visit, handout; whether you could get HCUC information included in all incoming conferences’ & conventions’ goodie-bags

Schools & school districts within the geographical area:  get how-to advice from

Whom to visit first; why, when & how to network with administrative personnel, housekeepers, bus drivers; willing, positive counselors, teachers, staff – for 10 min. maximum during their regular meetings?  One-on-one as their & your time allow.  What HCUC can offer to schools, school districts:  TTU resources, CTC resources – including Phi Theta Kappa honor society connections; meaningful connections with Rotary’s youth programs & other service clubs (that can provide volunteers, donors, judges, advocates, prospective school-board members, Reality Check kits @$500 per school for on-going use; etc.)  Offer to hang each school’s banner within HCUC Hall of Fame (within snack-bar area on main floor or upstairs?)  Office-supply closets, volunteers for on-going &/or special events.   Get HCUC onto Pokeman GO & other geo-caching games – to find their school banner within HCUC, etc.  Find out from TX Tech Athletics what HCUC can legally offer to schools (given NCAA rules):  posters, banners, visits by the Masked Ride & horse, cheer squad, mascot(s), pom squad; drill team, etc. — & if such visits can happen, then pleasepleaseplease remind all TX Tech athletes to tell young students that the athletes are TX Tech students, what their academic majors are, what their professional & career plans are – otherwise, the young student will be clueless that the athletes are also STUDENTS who do well in class & aspire to their own careers (not just the NFL) after athletics

Create exciting festivals &/or fun contests, recruit volunteer judges & award HCUC- / CTCD- & TTU-branded prizes to winners (invite parents, grandparents, families to the awards ceremony)

Answer two questions on the CTCD &/or TTU applications     Design a front page for HCUC Web site     Write an essay about the meaning of Rotary’s 4-Way Test     Envision their life-long success as a family legacy     Student art to display throughout HCUC

Come to college today!  Invite folks to volunteer at HCUC (to boost their resume; job, college & scholarship applications) & suggest various kinds of duties:  tours, welcome, guides to the appropriate room; set up & run Reality Check experiential-learning exercises (for 5th graders & older – including adults) at area schools or during visits to HCUC; etc.

Create & prepare thank-you goodie bags for area schools’ bus drivers, counselors, teachers, staff members, parents, cooks, housekeepers

Add others’ resources to your ever-growing HCUC list of resources

Routinely ask for other school districts’ or organizations’ top three points of pride & their top three most unusual resources (e.g., FISD tiny houses; robotics competition, dual credit with mileage reimbursement; “soft skills” successes; etc.)

Your perpetual-motion, friend-making Strategy

IF you like the person you just met with, ask them for two or three of their most-admired, most-trusted colleagues … & their contact information … for you to visit next – to share your resources & to learn from their wisdom.  Ask if you may say that your new friend had referred you to them.

Where to visit in each town?

Leaders / superintendents of public & private schools / school districts & get their “next step” recommendations about which school(s) & which personnel to briefly meet with

Law enforcement:  they would love for HCUC to sponsor police-academy training!  They know which local youth organizations & faith-based sites are effective with youth

Three top non-profits in town that work with youth or adults aspiring to better themselves     Three top faith-based organizations in town     Public libraries, tourism & chambers of commerce organizations

On-going friend-making & friend-keeping habits

Clip-&-mail positive information from local newspaper(s) to schools – whenever they & their students are mentioned positively

Compare the strategies (above) to ideas that a 15-min. chat with Ernie Loeffler or Tim Lemert or Penny McBride might offer to you – about creating perpetual, abundant revenue streams for HCUC

Meet with The Masters to ask her about Project Future, Back-to-School Fiesta, P-16 Council, Raiders Rojos National Alumni Association, grant$ received

Dr. Caroline Eidson & Lisa Fielder about College Forward strategies & successes

TX Aviation Heritage Foundation Inc.: TAHFI   TAHFI Scholarship luncheon Jan. 2017 from;

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TX Tech Univ. & The Remnant Trust on Freedom & the Constitution.

Sept. 2016:  a new & very special exhibit of classic texts from The Remnant Trust on “Freedom & the Constitution”.

This exhibit, commemorating Constitution Day, includes such rarities as the first British printing of the U.S. Constitution in a 1787 edition of The Gentleman’s Magazine, & the first Octavio edition of the Bill of Rights, published by the U.S. Congress in 1789. As you know, The Remnant Trust, an archive of nearly twelve hundred classic texts on the history of freedom, is now housed at Texas Tech, adding to our reputation as a nationally ranked research university possessed of unique resources.

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Link between mental health & addiction

The link between mental health & addiction:  many people don’t realize that addiction often co-occurs with other mental health disorders, & it’s critical to treat both conditions in order for afflicted individuals to live happier, healthier lives.

Resources related to mental health & addiction

Comorbidity with Substance Abuse

Schizophrenia and Addiction: The Guide to Unraveling Comorbidity and Finding the Path to Recovery

Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

The Benefits of Exercise in Addiction Recovery

Swim Back to Health: The Guide to Aquatic Therapy for Recovering Addicts

Making the Connection: Trauma and Substance Abuse

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

How Service and Therapy Dogs are Helping PTSD Victims

Meaningful Work and Recovery

TX Tech Univ./Lubbock: Feral Cat Coalition & operating policies:

TX Tech Univ./Lubbock:  Feral Cat Coalition & operating policies:

College & university admissions recruiters

e-addresses of college & university admissions recruiters’ e-addresses … ready to copy-&-paste into “bcc” area of your invitations for them to participate in your school’s / school districts college night(s).  Suggestions for your consideration:  ask them to send FB messages, posters, fliers, cheer squads, their mascot(s) & their current students to talk with your students.  

Be sure to cue the student athletes to let your students know that they are college/ university are also students at their college or university … & to explain to your junior high &/or high school why it’s important to do well academically in high school, to do well academically in college … ask the athletes to talk about their various academic majors, what they plan to do for a living after college / after their sports careers — that they are required to make good grades before & during college.

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Phi Theta Kappa academic-honor society of Central Texas College worldwide

Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society of Central Texas College worldwide — with CTC sites in Fredericksburg & Marble Falls, Texas.  Sponsor & 254-616-3307.  CTC-FBG connection:  Mark  Pollett:

Phi Theta Kappa is a nationally known honor society for students who have achieved a standard set up by their local chapter.  Phi Thea Kappa membership guarantees access to more benefits than any other student organization at Central Texa College.

As a member, a CTC Phi Theta Kappan will be recognized with the Golden Key membership pin, membership certificate & identification card, notation of membership on the CTC diploma & transcripts & the privilege of wearing regalia at graduation, that showcases the graduating CTC student as a PTK member.  Membership provides exclusive access to on-line benefits including an e-Scholarship Directory — that lists information about scholarships designated exclusively for PTK members;& that provides letters of recommendation for scholarship & employment.

To become a member of the Sigma Iota chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Central Texas College, a student must meet the following requirements:

  1.  Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50 (out of 4.0) & maintain a 3.50 GPA following the induction.
  2. 2.  Complete at least 30 semester-credit hours with 12 of those credit hours from CTC
  3. 3.  Enroll in at least six semester-credit hours for the current term

For students who think that they meet the minimum requirements & would like to join, please contact the CTC faculty mentor  Please include your mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, full name & CTC student identification number.

Students who qualify will receive a reply e-mail in mid-October or mid-March with an acceptance letter , instructions about completing the application for induction & instructions on paying the one-time dues of $60.

TX Tech Univ.”Tech Feral Cat Coalition”

Texas Tech University / Lubbock:  Tech Feral Cat Coalition, 2016-2017 Pres. & 720-841-3474 & faculty-staff volunteers:;; other interested folks:;;; MAWilkinson; DrMag2129@SBCGlobal.Net;;;;;;;; Dawn.Warren;;;;

2017 members of the TFCC and I have decided to sell t-shirts! I designed a few, and this is the one the group picked. I was hoping you could help me by spreading the word to any friends you may have that love cats!     The shirts are $15 each and we have a goal of selling 50, so far we have sold 27! This website in particular is awesome because I was able to design a shirt on four different colors and in two different styles, so there is something for everyone! The fund raiser goes through April 25, & orders will be shipped around May 8th.    Here is the link to the fundraiser:

Also, we have a Facebook! Please feel free to like us, and share our posts! I plan on using the page for informative TNR posts as well as keeping a log of the cats we capture and release while I try to find a friend who can make us a website! Here is a link that will take you directly to our page: Tech Feral Cat Coalition

Tech Feral Cat Coalition. 53 likes · 131 talking about this. Keep up with Texas Tech students as we trap, neuter, and release feral cats found around campus!

A few more updates

  • The TFCC is hosting a table at the Eco-Fair in the Student Union Building on April 24th from 11 to 12:30. We will be passing out flyers, informing the general student body about what we do and how they can help, and giving out Life Savers (because we save lives.) If you’re around, feel free to stop by!
  • The group has decided to help Tech even more by planting a plot during Arbor Day on April 28th! We are very excited! Once again, if you happen to be around that day, stop by and see us!
    • If you cannot make it to these events, don’t worry! I will post pictures on our Facebook, and e-mail them to anyone that wants them!
  • I am currently in the process of partnering with the Tech Activities Board to host a pet food drive next semester, stay tuned!
  • I am moving into a house in May, and I will be here all summer to help! I am taking a summer class and planning Homecoming week, but I will be available to check feeders, traps, and anything else that needs done! I was thinking maybe we could have a table at a few of the New Student Orientations during the month of June!

from Tech Feral Cat Coalition Pres. Warren, 7-16-’16:     I think working concession stands would be so fun! I do not really want to work during football games, but I would love to work any other time! That is such an easy way to make money, especially once we get more new members! If we get a few people going regularly, I think we could earn a lot of money!

Fundraising Opportunity For Non-Profit Groups/Organizations job in Lubbock – …

Spectra Food Service is looking for Non-Profit Organizations that would like to earn money by volunteering to work in concession stand during TTU sporting events, concerts & other special events.  Organizations are paid a commission on their nets sales from each event.  This posting is for Non-Profit-Organizations Only.  This is an outstanding fundraising opportunity for any NPO (501(C)3) who is interested in raising money for their organization/cause.


I also signed us up for a table at the 2016 Student Organization Fair during Welcome Week! The fair is on August 23rd from 5:30-7p: we have the second table from the beginning! Trevor & Evan said that they would come be at the table with me so I don’t think we need anymore help with that.  If I think of anything though, I’ll be sure to let you guys know! I was thinking that I would have a flier explaining the coalition & how to become a member through Orgsync & another one promoting Adopt, Don’t Shop. I am also going to include how to report an animal found on campus. I might need one of you to help me print them, we are going to want a lot. The fair was really busy last year, & there are always students looking for a chance to get more volunteer hours, so I think we will be a popular stop. I am also going to make at least three tee shirts, so that Evan, Trevor & I  look like a group at the fair. If anyone else wants a shirt, or has a design in mind, let me know! Also, if anyone has any pictures of cats we have trapped or fed or anything in the past, I would love to put a few on the board I’m making for our table!

I would like to have a regular schedule of general meetings, maybe twice a month?  I’m asking every new member to upload a copy of their schedule to Orgsync when they apply, so hopefully we will be able to plan times & places that work for everyone. I think having a couple of meetings a month would be a great way to get everyone on the same page & make it easy to plan volunteer opportunities, like working concessions or helping the Humane Society. We could also find times that people could go fill up the food dishes & check traps & whatever else needs done, so one person does not have to do all of the work! I would like to have some sort of attendance policy for members, I think a policy like that would discourage people from signing up & then never helping out.

My goal for the Coalition this year is to get more members that are committed to our group. I would like to see us having a dedicated team that does some volunteering, & I would like the members to have a role in feeding, trapping, or maybe just transporting the cats. My other goal is for the adults to not have to do as much work to make this happen. You all already put in a lot of hours to the school & to the education of me & the other students.  I want this to be fun & therapeutic for you —  rather than having it be