Businesses encouraged to support ‘Tech Pride Days’

Tennessee Tech Pride Days are here and run through Labor Day weekend. Purple and gold yard signs are available that say “Tech Pride” and incorporate the state’s notable tri-star symbol.

COOKEVILLE – Tennessee Tech Pride Days are here and run through Labor Day weekend. Purple and gold “Tech Pride” yard signs are available, still incorporating 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. “We are using a new design this year, featuring the university’s logo, but also kept the tri-star element because it was so popular the last two years.”

To help the community celebrate, Tech Pride yard signs are free and available for pick up on campus at the Crawford Alumni Center, the Campus Information Desk and University Bookstore inside the Roaden University Center. For health and safety, face coverings are required when entering campus buildings. Signs are also available for pick up in the community at the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce in the Leslie Town Centre.

“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. “Our students are such a vital part of the Cookeville community, and we want to help businesses celebrate that.”

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

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