Welcome to TTUHSC in Abilene
1718 Pine Street
Abilene, Texas 79601
Click here for directions to our campus.
Click here to go to the Regional Dean's Office.
Hello from Abilene, Texas!
Thank you for your interest in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)
and its School of Pharmacy campus in Abilene. As the Abilene Regional Dean and Professor
in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, I can personally attest to the great opportunities
available in my city. Abilene offers the perfect balance of easy, affordable living
and fantastic professional opportunities. Abilene is home to the National Center for
Children’s Illustrated Literature and hosts an annual festival honoring a different
children’s author each year. It is also home to three private faith-based universities
in addition to Texas Tech, so there is a lively college scene in town.
Why do I love living, working, and relaxing here in Abilene? For starters, I relish
a 13-minute commute, abundant outdoor recreation including 4 golf courses, tennis
facilities, a local Zoo, a wonderful symphony, art museum, weekly downtown art walk,
fine dining, plenty of locally-owned “hole-in-the-wall” casual hangouts, and the blossoming
food truck scene. Abilene is home to the Historic Paramont Theater and the Frontier,
Texas! Exhibit, where you can catch a movie or a play. So whether you love to golf
or go-cart, listen to some live music, go swimming at the local water park or play
at the YMCAs, go to the theater or coach little league or softball, eat one of the
best steaks in the country at the famous Perrini Ranch, or dine on Tex Mex at Miguel’s,
or breakfast tacos at La Popular, Abilene has it all! And being a 2.5-hour drive to
Fort Worth, 2-hour drive to Lubbock, and 3.5-hour drive to Austin, it’s close to any
big city adventure that you’d want to embark upon.
When it comes to community support, our TTUHSC campus is a direct recipient of the
nationally recognized Abilene philanthropic spirit. Our Abilene community partners
literally built our modern and architecturally pleasing School of Pharmacy, School
of Nursing, and new Public Health Program building, which also houses the Laura Bush
institute. As you can imagine, the expansion that is underway at our Abilene campus
will only reinforce TTUHSC’s position as the hub for health sciences education in
the Big Country and throughout West Texas.
But don't just imagine, come visit!
Come Play, Come Stay!
Things to Do: http://www.abilenevisitors.com/Things-to-Do