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The Texas Tech flag at Memorial Circle at half-staff.

Editor's note: The article has been updated to reflect new information received by the Office of the Dean of Students and family members of Corky Mitchell.

Texas Tech student Corky Jayce Mitchell has died at the age of 48. He was a  marketing doctoral student from Coahoma.

Mitchell died on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, according to a memo from the Office of the Dean of Students.

The Tech flag will be lowered on Thursday, Dec. 2. 

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As one of his students this semester, I am heartbroken. Professor Mitchell wasn't just a student. He was an incredible and caring professor. He was so close to finishing his P.h.D. I hope he is remembered well, I know I will.

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