Published Friday Aug 17, 2018
Tech Pride Days are here and run through Sept. 6, which is also the first home football game where the Golden Eagles will take on Kennesaw State. A new purple and gold yard sign will be featured this year that says “Tech Pride” and incorporates the state’s notable tri-star symbol.
“Tech Pride Days is about welcoming new and returning students back to campus and the community,” said Bobbie Maynard, executive director of communications and marketing.
Tech Pride Days kicked off this year with a Campus Pride Day on Aug. 2, where faculty and staff came together to work outside to enhance the campus grounds ahead of when the residence halls open on Aug. 23. The first day of classes is set for Aug. 27.
To help the community celebrate, Tech Pride yard signs are free and available for pick up on campus at the Alumni Building, the Hooper Eblen Center Ticket Office and the University Bookstore inside the Roaden University Center. Signs are also available for pick up in the community at the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce in the Leslie Town Centre.
Maynard added to help celebrate, those in the community are urged to visit campus, attend sporting events, concerts and other special activities, or become involved in some of the many community-oriented groups and activities on campus.
“We encourage all local businesses to participate in Pride Days by creating purple and gold window or lobby displays, have a Tech Pride message on your marquee or have their employees where Tech colors,” said Maynard.
Pride Partners are local businesses that support the university by offering some form of a yearlong Tech discount to students, faculty and staff. There is no charge or fee to become a Pride Partner, and the discounts are listed on the university’s web site. New Pride Partners are accepted throughout the year. To learn more or to sign up, visit https://www.tntech.edu/pridedays.