From the desk of President Leslie K. Guice

Meeting with a Legend

Mar 23, 2019 | Weekly Update

One of the highlights of my week was a visit with a legend, Dave Nitz, the Voice of the Bulldogs. Dave and his daughter Jamie brought Dave’s granddaughter Caleigh by for a visit. Dave had to relinquish the microphone for a while so I could get to know Caleigh, but it didn’t take long for the conversations to turn back to some of Dave’s experiences in calling games for the Bulldogs. Dave came to Tech when I was a sophomore in architecture, and I have listened to him call hundreds of games since then. He is always so professional, clear and engaging, and can recall facts on the fly that make the game more meaningful. During his visit, we talked about some special memorabilia in my office including a Naismith Hall of Fame basketball signed by another Tech legend, Leon Barmore. Dave will be recognized by the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame this summer, and is most deserving of that recognition.

We had a lot of prospective students visiting campus this week, and I enjoyed getting to meet with quite a few of them. Several students from our African Student Association came by my office to discuss some of their activities and their challenges. These students do face incredible challenges in coming to the U.S. to get their education. Many of them come from difficult home environments and their funds for college come at a high cost to their families, particularly when the exchange rates are so high. These students contribute a lot to our campus community and help us all better understand global societies and issues.

Enjoy my favorite pics for the week: