Thank You Tech Family!
Louisiana Tech Giving Day 2021

Thank you for rallying together and coloring Bulldog Nation Loyal Blue! 

Together, we showed the world that we are Forever Loyal.

 

 You did it! Louisiana Tech's Giving Day 2021 raised over $1 Million and counting! With over 1,484 gifts we are overwhelmed by the support of our Tech Family. Your gift assists our students as they navigate these new challenges in obtaining their degree. Again, we THANK YOU!

 While we tally up gifts and calculate final numbers, don’t miss your chance to be part of our successful Giving Day: Make your gift now at: http://LaTechAlumni.org.



If you’ve already made your Tech Giving Day gift, thank you! We are grateful for your Forever Loyalty.

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Louisiana Tech Business Incubator (Innovation) Center
Danny & Queenie Ross (The Ross Family Fund) will match up to $5,000.00 to create the Louisiana Tech Business Incubator (Innovation) Center. Danny (a 1966 graduate) was involved in a similar facility being created at Georgia Tech which resulted in thousands of jobs being created for the engineering graduates of the school and establishing Georgia as a major technology hub in the south. This Center could transform the I-20 Corridor of Louisiana, creating new industries and technology jobs for the region.
$875 MATCHED
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National Society of Black Engineers Match
Willie Clark III, a 1987 Civil Engineering graduate is generously matching every gift made to the Louisiana Tech Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) dollar for dollar up to $1,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
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ASCE Louisiana Tech Student Chapter Challenge
An anonymous donor has generously agreed to match dollar for dollar up to $1,000 given to the Louisiana Tech Student Chapter of ASCE. Your support not only benefits their regular activities, but will give them a head start on their hosting duties for the 2022 National Concrete Canoe Competition here in Ruston!
$1,000 MATCHED
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Chemical Engineering Advisory Board Challenge
The Chemical Engineering Advisory Board will match every dollar given to Chemical Engineering on giving day up to $5,850.
$5,850 MATCHED
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$3,000
Ed and Lynell Buckley LTAC Challenge
Ed and Lynell Buckley will donate $3,000 when 150 gifts are made to the Louisiana Tech Athletic Club (LTAC). Any gift of any size can make the difference!
150 / 150 Gifts
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Business Excellence Fund Match
Jason D. Smith, Finance ’90, MBA ’95, President and CEO of Citizens National Bank, will generously match dollar for dollar up to $2,500 for gifts from College of Business alumni and friends to the Business Excellence Fund. Gifts to this fund allow the College to remain competitive, flexible, and innovative by responding to changing circumstances and taking advantage of new opportunities that ultimately provide an immediate impact on the lives of our students and faculty. Smith is not only a double COB alum, but a parent of current COB student Audrey Smith. He said, “Since Audrey enrolled in the College of Business, I have seen the same commitment to excellence in the College as I saw first-hand as a student and alum. This contribution is more than a gift, it is an investment!”
$2,500 MATCHED
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College of Business Scholarship Match
Mike Terracina, Accounting ’83, MBA ’84, will generously match dollar for dollar up to $5,000 for gifts to the College of Business Scholarship Fund. Support for student scholarships is critical to ensure that the next generation of business leaders are able to receive the best education and opportunities possible. Scholarship support makes a tangible difference for students with unmet financial need, and helps the College attract the most talented students from across the nation.
$5,000 MATCHED
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College of Education Retention Scholarship Support Challenge
Lawrence (class of 1980 and 1996) and Alice (COE classes of 1979 and 1982) Higginbotham will generously match gifts made to the Retention Scholarship fund up to $3,000. The Higginbothams are passionate about education and want to make sure students who experience a hardship event, such as a family medical or financial crisis, can overcome these unexpected obstacles by providing financial assistance to not derail college dreams. Thank you, Lawrence and Alice, for your continued support in this special area!
$560 MATCHED
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Jim Barlow's Challenge to LTAC
Jim Barlow (Management 91’ and MBA-Finance 93’), President of Home Federal Bank, will generously match dollar for dollar up to $5,000 for gifts to the Louisiana Tech Athletic Club (LTAC). Contributions to LTAC enables our 320+ student-athletes to maximize their experience through scholarships, health care, strength and conditioning, academic support, healthy and balanced meals, nutritional-based literacy, housing, mental health counseling, and programing that prepares them for life after sports. Jim is excited to answer the call from Dr. Eric A. Wood to help our student-athletes be competitive in the classroom, in their leadership development, and on their respective playing fields.
$5,000 MATCHED
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Louisiana Tech's Good Nutrition Mission Food Bank Match
Since its opening in 2017, Louisiana Tech University’s Good Nutrition Mission Food Pantry has provided approximately 3,000 pounds of food—or 2,326 meals—to our University’s students who need a good, healthy meal. An anonymous donor will match dollar for dollar up to $1,000 for the Good Nutrition Mission Food Bank. Make a difference, make a gift, and help grow and enhance the food supply for the Food Pantry!
$1,000 MATCHED
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Professional Aviation Industrial Advisory Board Match
The Department of Professional Aviation’s Industrial Advisory Board will generously match the first $9,000 dollar for dollar donated to Department of Professional Aviation. The money raised on Giving Day will go towards a new flight simulator and scholarships for students majoring in Professional Aviation.
$9,000 MATCHED
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College of Engineering and Science Dean's Challenge
Dr. Hisham Hegab, Dean of the College of Engineering and Science, is calling all COES graduates to rally on giving day by offering a generous dollar for dollar match up to the first $5,000 given to the College of Engineering and Science Excellence Fund. Support for this area provides critical funds to create experiential learning opportunities, faculty research, facility and technology upgrades, and so much more!
$5,000 MATCHED
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Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) Director’s Challenge
Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) Directors Challenge: The TTC serves as an independent source of knowledge, research, and education in the field of trenchless technology. TTC Director Dr. John Matthews will generously match every dollar given to the Trenchless Technology Center on Giving Day one-for-one up to $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
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Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board Challenge
The Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board will match every dollar given to Mechanical Engineering on giving day up to $4,050.
$3,950 MATCHED
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Construction Engineering (CET) Advisory Board Challenge:
The Construction Engineering Technology Advisory Board will match every gift given to CET on Giving Day dollar-for-dollar up to $2,550.
$2,550 MATCHED
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"More Tech Nurses" Match
Louisiana Tech University Alumnus and CEO of Glenwood Regional Medical Center, Jeremy Tinnerello is challenging nursing alumni to support the “More Tech Nurses” project that will provide scholarships as well as enhance recruitment and retention efforts for Louisiana Tech’s Division of Nursing. Jeremy will match dollar for dollar up to $2,500 for the "More Tech Nurses" program.
$2,500 MATCHED
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College of Business Dean’s Discretionary Fund Challenge
Joe Psalmonds, a 1973 business administration graduate, will match dollar for dollar up to $5,000 for gifts to the COB Dean’s Discretionary Fund, an unrestricted fund that allows the College to respond to emerging needs and direct funds wherever the greatest needs may be in a given year. “I chose to challenge my fellow alumni to give to the Dean’s Discretionary Fund because of Dean Martin’s remarkable and visionary leadership. Under his leadership, the College has achieved national rankings, increased enrollment each year, received re-affirmation of AACSB accreditation, and has strong placement rates for graduates. Will you join me in supporting Dean Martin by making a gift to the Dean’s Discretionary Fund this Giving Day?”
$5,000 MATCHED
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College of Education Dean’s Challenge
Dr. Don Schillinger, Dean of the College of Education, and his wife, Ammi, are generously matching gifts up to $1,500 to the Education Excellence fund. Support of this area provides critical funds to support experiential learning opportunities, faculty research, facility and technology upgrades, and so much more! Supporting the Education Excellence fund is the best way to positive impact the entire College of Education.
$1,500 MATCHED
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Forestry Department Match
RoyOMartin and the Martin Foundation will match dollar for dollar up to $5,000 to support scholarships in Forestry at Louisiana Tech University. RoyOMartin is challenging forestry alumni and other forestry companies to meet their match and move Tech’s forestry program forward with enhanced scholarship funding to grow the program and support student recruitment and retention.
$2,541 MATCHED
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Louisiana Tech Theatre Department Match
A generous anonymous supporter of the Louisiana Tech School of Theatre will match dollar for dollar up to $1,000 for the School of Theatre. Support students within the newly established School of Theatre.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Melanie Hudson's LTAC Match
Melanie Hudson (Business Administration/Marketing 86’), Field VP at Travelers, and Alumni Association Board member, will generously match dollar for dollar up to $10,000 for gifts to the Louisiana Tech Athletic Club (LTAC). Melanie understands the need to give to the most important need for the Louisiana Tech Athletics to be able to support our student-athletes. Gifts to LTAC, the annual fundraising arm of the athletic department, directly impacts 320+ student-athletes by allowing the gifts to be used in a variety of ways to support the student-athlete experience and to help them compete on the field or court, in the classroom, and in life!
$10,000 MATCHED
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Psychological Services Clinic Match
Skip Russell (COE Class of 1968) and his wife, Carolyn, will generously match gifts made to the College of Education’s Psychological Services Clinic up to $5,000 on Giving Day. Our region qualifies as an underserved area for mental health services and the PSC provides no-to-low-cost services to clients of all ages. Funds raised for the PSC will go towards supporting assessment instruments, software, intervention tools, research, conference travel, professional development, and graduate students. Thank you to Skip and Carolyn for their loyalty to COE and help us impact the population’s growing mental health challenges.
$925 MATCHED
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1 LA 765
2 TX 192
3 AR 34
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