Texas Tech’s Honors Students Mentor Elementary Students


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An executive in the oil and gas industry, Kenneth (Ken) Goggans serves as CEO of KAG Holdings, LLC, and Manek Energy, Inc., in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Ken Goggans holds a master of business administration in finance/entrepreneurship from Texas Tech University, which operates an Honors College mentoring program.

Texas Tech University’s Honors College consists of intellectually gifted students who enroll in a major from the Honors Arts and Letters program. The Honors College also runs the Bayless Elementary Mentoring Program that matches Honors College students with students at Bayless Elementary School. Through this program, Honors College students visit elementary students once per week to socialize, assist them with homework, and play games.

Established three years ago, the program has touched the lives of more than 300 elementary students, helping students who were on the verge of failing pass their course work. According to Amy Stephens, principal of Bayless Elementary School, it has become so popular that there is waiting list of teachers who want their students to participate.v