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TammyMcNeeleyportraitTammy McNeeley's Dreams Live on Through Scholarship in Her Honor

Tammy McNeeley (SOAHS '97) valiantly fought through her master's coursework all the while battling cancer. When graduation day came, Tammy walked across the stage with her original class, and then was admitted to a Fort Worth hospital two days later. She died the following day, but her legacy lives on through an endowed scholarship begun by her classmates and members of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association. more>>

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Shakespeare

Donors Help Students Triumph Over Difficulties

During his first year of medical school, Andy Shakespeare experienced one of the most difficult times of his life. His 26-year-old sister, Casey, was diagnosed with cervical cancer. more>

Emily MerrillEndowment to Advance Nursing Studies and Practice

The School of Nursing recently received a generous gift from The CH Foundation to establish The CH Foundation Endowed Professorship in Advance Practice Registered Nurse Studies. more »

Verizon gift supports children's diabetes management program in rural West Texas

In an effort to help children in rural West Texas better manage their diabetes, the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health has established the Verizon Foundation Children's Diabetes Monitoring Program. The institute received a gift from Verizon to help fund the program. more »

Kenneth ScottEndowments are forever; hopefully cancer won’t be

Kenneth Scott grew up on a livestock farm in the Texas Hill Country just outside of Lampasas. The rural, agrarian life often reflected Thomas Edison’s familiar phrase “early to bed, early to rise” in that you put in a full day’s work just to get the job done. When high school graduation came, Scott thought he’d discover a more suitable direction for his career. Today, he gently laughs at his prodigal choice of schools and college major – the University of Texas and engineering. more »

Dahlton WagnerTeen’s Service Project Helps Children Battling Cancer

Seventeen-year-old Dahlton Wagner shoots straight from the heart. He needed an Eagle Scout project, and the TTUHSC pediatric oncology clinic at Amarillo needed some sprucing up. On his first visit to the TTUHSC pediatric oncology clinic, Dahlton said he immediately knew this was his Eagle Scout project. more »

Mrs. Sandra DavidsonMission Accomplished: James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation Supports Various Health Care Initiatives

Sandra Davidson and the staff of the James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation continue the work began by her husband more than three decades ago. Mr. Davidson gained an appreciation for nursing from his mother, who was a registered nurse. Today, the foundation that bears his name supports nursing students at TTUHSC as well as many other health care initiatives. more »

Jean StocktonJean Stockton Tells her Story of Generous Gifts to TTUHSC

Her generous gifts throughout the past 20 years have provided scholarships for TTUHSC students and enabled its academic programs to prosper. She has contributed to the Garrison Institute on Aging as well as to the schools of Allied Health Sciences, Medicine, and Nursing. Additionally, Mrs. Stockton has made a planned gift to the School of Pharmacy at Abilene. more »

Myrna L. ArmstrongMyrna L. Armstrong Endowed Scholarship for Nursing

Even though Myrna Armstrong has retired from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Nursing, her giving spirit continues to live on through a scholarship she established. The Myrna L. Armstrong/ Elizabeth (Hanslik) Montalvo School of Nursing Endowed Scholarship will award scholarships to RN to BSN students in the counties surrounding Marble Falls. more »

James A. and Gayle Anglin Littleton Jr.Littleton-Anglin Families Endowment Fund for Parkinson’s Disease Research

Their gift has established the Littleton-Anglin Families Endowment Fund for Parkinson’s Disease Research at the School of Medicine at Lubbock. LZ and Zada Anglin, James A. Littleton, Jr., and J.A. and Rene Littleton, this gift will support clinician salaries, specialized equipment and scholarships as well as training and other educational programs. more »

J. Avery Rush, MDMrs. J. Avery “Janie” Rush Endowed Chair of Excellence in Women's Health and Oncology

J. Avery Rush, M.D., says his philanthropic spirit comes from the example exhibited by his parents, who were altruistic leaders in Amarillo. Their emphasis on community first, inspired him to invest in Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His gift established The Mrs. J Avery “Janie” Rush Endowed Chair of Excellence at the School of Medicine at Amarillo. more »

Glenna RobertsCorbett L. and Cecilia T. Roberts Scholarship Endowment in Nursing

Glenna Roberts came to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 26 years ago, amidst a West Texas thunderstorm, planning to establish a scholarship for nurses. She remembers the day clearly. “I hadn’t watched the news, and a very nice man helped me get into the building. His suit was soaked; I still owe him a new suit,” Roberts recalls with a rueful smile. more »

Ron SalarsCorinne Payne Wright Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease

With every paycheck, Ron Salars makes a modest contribution to the Corinne Payne Wright Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease, optimistic that someday it will help add up to a medical breakthrough. He understands firsthand the struggles faced by those with neurological diseases – his daughter has Down syndrome. more »

Clay CrofootCrofoot Family Endowment Fund in Epilepsy

“That’s all we can do here for your child.” Terry and Kelly Crofoot heard those despairing words nine years ago and have since made numerous trips to specialty clinics throughout the country seeking help for their son, Clay, who has epilepsy. more »

F. Marie HallF. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health

From the back seat of her father’s car, Marie Hall formed some of her earliest memories of her father’s work. An only child, she remembers riding along as he made evening house calls to the residents in the rural areas around Big Spring. Ms. Hall’s father, G.T. Hall, M.D., was a rural primary care physician and surgeon in Big Spring. Armed with a stethoscope and a black medical bag, his most important medical tool was a compassionate heart. more »

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