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Tech Connect Alumni e-Newsletter:   November 2014





Last chance to purchase Masters Raffle Tickets


Monday, Nov. 3, is the final day to purchase your raffle tickets for a chance to win a trip for FOUR to the 2015 Masters Golf Tournament!

The winner of the drawing will receive:

  • FOUR passes for two consecutive rounds of the 2015 Masters Tournament
  • VIP accommodations
  • Chef-prepared meals (view sample menus)

The winner and three guests will enjoy three days/two nights in a luxury home located in Augusta, Ga., Masters badges for two days, daily pairing sheets and programs, access to a beautiful hospitality lodge across from the Augusta National main gate (which includes breakfast, lunch, heavy hors d’oeuvres in the afternoon, as well as premium-brand open bar offerings throughout the day). To top it off, chef prepared dinners will be served in the home with fine wines and cordials in the evenings.

The drawing for the winner of our first Masters Golf Tournament Raffle will be held during the 2014 Tennessee Tech Homecoming football game on Saturday, Nov. 8.

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Tennessee Tech Men's and Women's Golf Teams and the TTU Alumni Association.

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Work on Centennial Plaza moving forward


If you haven't been to campus lately, you might be surprised the next time you come back. A number of renovation and beautification projects are are currently in progress.

Formerly known as South Patio, the new Centennial Plaza is expected to be complete early in the spring semester. When complete, the space will be expanded to include more seating, a larger area for student activities and an outdoor amphitheater.

To watch the construction as it progresses, click here:

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author and illustrator to speak at TTU


Pulitzer Prize-winning author, artist and illustrator Art Spiegelman will be at Tennessee Tech University to speak about the value and importance of comics in today’s culture.

In 1992 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his Holocaust narrative, “Maus,” which portrays Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. In addition to being named on of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2005, Spiegelman is a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France.

The lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Derryberry Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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TTU fishing team advances to FLW National Championship


Four students from the Tennessee Tech fishing team are going to the FLW National Championship for the first time in school history.

The TTU fishing team had two pairs of students compete in the FLW Southeastern Regional Qualifier, Oct. 18 and 19, on Lake Chickamauga in Hixson, Tennessee. The top 45 college fishing teams from the Southeastern United States competed in the two-day tournament for a chance to advance to the national championship on Lake Murray in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Tennessee Tech hosts Community Day for prospective students Nov. 8


Homecoming weekend is one of the most exciting times on a college campus, and Tennessee Tech University invites prospective students and families to participate in the festivities and learn more about TTU’s majors at its first Community Day.

Prospective students, both freshmen and transfers, are invited to come to campus from 8 a.m. through the end of the football game against Southeast Missouri State University.

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TTU nursing program offers accelerated pilot program


Nineteen students are the start of a pilot effort at Tennessee Tech University for people with a four-year degree to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

The Whitson-Hester School of Nursing enrolled the students at the beginning of the summer. They will graduate together in December 2015, after 18 months of study.

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TTU Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014 to include five inductees


Five former student-athletes who stamped their marks on five different Golden Eagle programs will be enshrined into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame in November as the school honors its athletic legacy with the 40th annual induction ceremony.

The 2014 Hall of Fame Class will be honored during Homecoming weekend, Nov. 7-8. The induction will take place at the Hall of Fame Dinner Friday evening, and the group will also recognized at the Homecoming football game Saturday, Nov. 8, against Southeast Missouri.

Tickets to the Hall of Fame Dinner and the Homecoming football game are available by calling (931) 372-3940, or through the Athletics ticket office in Eblen Center. Reservations must be made for the dinner, and tickets are $25 each.

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Tennessee Tech Homecoming 2014

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Homecoming is the perfect time to come back to Tennessee Tech!

Check out the host of fun, family-friendly events planned for this year's celebration at

Invite other TTU alumni and friends and plan to attend! We look forward to seeing you!

> View photos of Homecoming 2013

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TTU Band Alumni Reunion

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

All former members of a Tennessee Tech University band are invited to a reunion during Homecoming.

Reconnect with former friends and make new ones, visit with music faculty and administrators, enjoy reunion socials and Homecoming activities and play in the TTU Alumni Band.

REGISTRATION: You may register online, by mail or by phone. If you have not already registered, please do so as soon as possible, so they can have music ready for you.

  • Online – Visit to register online and pay by credit or debit card.
  • By mail – Return the Registration Form from the reunion brochure (view brochure) along with payment.
  • By phone – Call the TTU Alumni Relations Office at 931-372-3205 or toll-free at 1-800-889-8730. 

ACCOMMODATIONS: Information about accommodations is in the reunion brochure and on the event page online.

COST: Band alumni - $10 per person, which includes a reunion hat; Guests are no charge.

CONTACT: If you have questions or would like additional information about the reunion, please contact Joshua Davis at or call the TTU Band Office at 931-372-3165.

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ASB & SGA Presidents Reunion

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

All Associated Student Body and Student Government Association current and past presidents are invited to a reunion at Homecoming on Nov. 8, 2014.

Bring a guest and come socialize and enjoy breakfast, the Homecoming parade and lunch with your fellow ASB and SGA presidents.

Sit in the President's Box at the Homecoming football game and cheer for the Golden Eagles as they take on SEMO.

RESERVATIONS: Make reservations for you and your guest online at or by calling (931) 372-3205 or toll-free (800) 889-8730. Please make reservations by Thursday, Nov. 6.

LOCATION: Roaden University Center, Noble Cody Executive Suite, 1000 N. Dixie Ave., Cookeville, TN 38505

CONTACT: For questions, email or call (931) 372-3205 or toll-free (800) 889-8730.

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Class of 2004 Nursing Reunion Dinner & Homecoming Events

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

The Tennessee Tech University Alumni Association and the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing invite Class of 2004 nursing alumni and their families to a reunion dinner at Crawdaddy’s West Side Grill, during TTU's Homecoming 2014.

Come back to campus and have fun socializing with other nursing alumni, faculty and administrators at Homecoming events sponsored by the School of Nursing and the Alumni Association.

More event details and registration information are available online at

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9th Annual Minority Alumni Reunion

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 - Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Come back at Homecoming 2014 for the Ninth Annual Minority Alumnni Reunion. Events begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday and continue through Saturday night.

Tailgating will be going on all morning on Saturday. Omega Psi Phi historically sets up in the northeast corner of the football stadium parking lot. Alpha Phi Alpha usually sets up just down from the Omegas.

» View a complete schedule of events

For more information, contact Dr. Owens at 931-372-3392 or

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Rebel Rifles, Pershing Rifles, CAPERS, Golden Nuggets & ROTC Sponsors Reunion

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

TTU Rebel Rifles, Pershing Rifles, CAPERS, Golden Nuggets and ROTC Sponsors are holding a reunion at Tennessee Tech simultaneous with Tech's 2014 Homecoming celebration.

Details about the itinerary, registration and more are available online at

You may also like to check out the "TN Tech ROTC Drill Team" Facebook group.

REGISTER: Please register by Nov. 5, either online or by calling TTU Alumni Relations at 1-800-889-8730 or 931-372-3205.

COST: $20 per person for the reunion package

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1,000 pre-orders needed to produce new TTU license plate

Show your Tech Pride and pre-order your new Tech specialy plate today! The plate has an eye-catching design that features the official TTU Athletics logo.

The university created the new tag that will allow TTU to earn $15 per plate, but the plate is NOT yet available at your county court clerk's office. The State of Tennessee requires that 1,000 plates be sold before it will produce and distribute the new specialty plate.

Visit to pre-order your plate or click "order now."

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Enjoy Tennessee Tech award-winning wines

Have you tried DeMonaco Winery's award-winning Tennessee Tech wines?

Inspired by the school’s colors, purple and gold, the sweet, red wine and dry, white wine were crafted to appeal to a range of palates.

  • Espiritu de Oro (Golden Spirit) - This delicate dry white wine exhibits fresh citrus and tropical fruit aromas, carrying over to fruity green apple flavors on the palate, complemented by a refreshing acidity.
  • Dulce Nectar Morado (Sweet Purple Nectar) - This crimson red sweet wine opens with earthy berry notes on the nose, carrying over to strawberry and raspberry flavors on the palate and ends with a smooth, round, lingering finish.

Made in partnership with Tennessee Tech, part of the proceeds go to support the university.

To learn more about Tennessee Tech wines or to make a purchase, visit

» Find DelMonaco TTU Wines in a store near you or order online

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Shop for authentic TTU merchandise at the Tennessee Tech University Bookstore


Welcome Back, Alumni. Tennessee Tech prepared you for life-long success. As a successful graduate and pillar in the community, celebrate your achievements by displaying your pride. It's time to reconnect to campus.

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