Last week Texas Agriculture and Mechanical University
alumnus Angelo G. Russo sent a letter to Tech President Dan Reneau.
“My first thought upon receiving the letter was, ‘Oh, no,
was there something that went wrong?’” Reneau said.
“But then after reading the letter it was very pleasing
and heartwarming to see what such a kind person had said about our student
The letter, which appeared in the Oct. 12 issue of The
Tech Talk, was about how Russo was amazed at how well Tech students from the
Texas A&M game, Sept. 23 conducted themselves.
“What really stood out to me as the game progressed is
what a fine group of young men and women you had representing your school that
evening,” Russo said.
“They were nice, polite and well-behaved. [My wife and I]
never heard any foul language nor did we see anything that, as parents, we
would have objected to.”
Reneau said that most everywhere he goes he receives
compliments and it is definitely a source of pride.
“It is such a compliment to alumni, students and faculty
alike,” Reneau said.
“You can’t find any better representation of a university
than who you have working and attending there everyday.”
Russo also commented on how he and his wife could have
sat anywhere else, but he utterly enjoyed being around such great fans.
“What a refreshing evening this was for my wife and
myself,” Russo said.
“I hope there is a way to somehow relate our impressions
to the student body.”
Russo went on to say that whether students realize it or
not, when they are out as a group students represent both their school and
“If these students are the future of Louisiana, then your
state has a very bright future,” Russo said.
Russo even went as far to say that he was going to
recommend that his company, which hires engineers for its sales force, look
into the possibility of conducting on-campus recruiting at Tech.
“The kind of men and women we observed Saturday evening
are just the kind of people I would be proud to have as friends and co-workers
and would be great assets to our company,” Russo said.
Whether you are off-campus, at a sporting event or
driving down the highway with that little red and blue sticker in the bottom
left corner of your rear window, remember that you are indeed representing
Louisiana Tech University.