ENTX Student Association

 

The Department of Environment Toxicology's Graduate Student Association is a registered student organization of Texas Tech University. This group serves principally as a liaison between the graduate students and faculty in the Department of Environmental Toxicology.

 

The purpose of this organization is to “The purpose of The Student Association for The Institute of Environmental and Human health is to (1) promote camaraderie and scientific interaction among students at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health; (2) promote scientific interaction among Institute students and members of other universities through attendance at scientific meetings; (3) promote the effectiveness and diversity of environmental toxicology courses currently taught at the University; (4) promote student scholarship; (5) act as a service organization for the Institute and University.”

 

The leadership of this group consists of four members: a president, vice-president, a secretary/treasurer, and a public relations officer who are elected each year by current graduate students within the Department of Environmental Toxicology.

One of the most important functions of the ENTX student association is to facilitate a seamless transition into graduate school at Texas Tech by providing a diverse support network of current students in the Department of Environmental Toxicology.

 

SERVICE

In the past, service projects have focused on those that will directly benefit families in Lubbock community. Every year students volunteer at the South Plains Food Bank. The student association also collects toys for the “Toys-for-Tots” drive in December and participates in blood drives throughout the year.

 

The student association also has a green committee to help keep ENTX as sustainable as possible. The green committee started a recycling program at ENTX to help reduce waste, and is currently looking into other activities which may reduce ENTX’s environmental footprint.

 

ACADEMIC

Every year the ENTX student association hosts a nationally-recognized scientist for departmental seminar and student interaction. In the spring they organize a banquet and reception to recognize student and faculty accomplishments. An alumnus is also invited to speak at this banquet to give advice to students about what they can accomplish following graduation. The student association also has a welcoming committee which is designed to help visiting and incoming students by taking them out to lunch, providing info on apartments in Lubbock, and any other needs they may have. .

The student association also helps out with students that are visiting the department by taking them on campus tours, out to lunch, and whatever else they may need.

 

SOCIAL

The ENTX student association also hosts social activities to encourage interaction between students outside of an academic setting. Past activities have included tailgating before football games, and playing intramural sports. In the past the student association has hosted an international potluck lunch to highlight the diversity of the department and encourage students to share a little bit about where they are from. This year, the students are doing a camping retreat in New Mexico as a chance to socialize outside of ENTX and to brainstorm ideas to improve the association next year.

 

ENTX Student Association Officers:

 

President - Morgan Eldridge

Vice President - Giana Biddle

Treasurer/Secretary - Tracy Musgrove

SORC Representative - Grace Olorunyomi (2nd term!)

Geen Committee Chair - Anna Longwell

Welcome Committee Chair - Jeremiah Leach

 

Officers

Morgan Eldridge

President

Tracy Musgrove

Treasurer/Secretary

Giana Biddle

Vice-President

Grace Olorunyomi

SORC Rep

Social Links / Galleries

Anna Longwell

Green Committee Chair

Jeremiah Leach

Welcoming Committee Chair

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The Department of Environmental Toxicology (ENTX) is the academic home for the core faculty of The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) and the Institute for Forensic Science (IFS) at Texas Tech University. TIEHH and IFS provide faculty and graduate students opportunities for multidisciplinary research and scholarly engagement related to environmental, forensic and human health sciences.

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