Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will be one of the commencement speakers for Texas Tech University’s first virtual commencement.
Mahomes, who played quarterback at Texas Tech from 2014 to 2016, and led the Chiefs to a victory in Super Bowl LIV, will speak next Saturday along with Texas Tech students Alicia Goodman (earning a doctorate in fine arts) and Keira Eynon (earning a bachelor’s degree in human science).
The Texas Tech University Spring 2020 commencement will be held virtually on Saturday May 23, 2020 at 9am. More information about the virtual commencement ceremony, including a link to a livestream, can be found at: www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/commencement/
“Patrick’s story and his rise to stardom, both here at Texas Tech and in the NFL, have been a great source of pride for Red Raiders and an inspiration for thousands,” said Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec. “During that rise, Patrick has never wavered from the lessons learned from his family, coaches and his time as a student-athlete at Texas Tech, displaying class, humility and a competitive fire to be the best. We are very pleased and grateful that he will address our May 2020 graduates who have persevered in spite of unique challenges to earn their degrees.”
Texas Tech officials note that commencement ceremonies will be held for the following colleges and departments: College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources; College of Architecture; College of Arts & Sciences; College of Education; College of Human Sciences; College of Media & Communication; Edward E. Whitacre College of Engineering; Graduate School; Honors College; J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts; Jerry S. Rawls College of Business; University Programs; and Wind Energy.