Legendary Alumnus' Spirit Lives on with Bequest for Deserving Students
When Beth Mercer reminisces about her father, the late William G. Lawson, MD, UTMB class of 1939, her voice catches with emotion as she describes his hardworking and compassionate character. Recently, Mercer made a decision that she believes her father would be proud of—a bequest to UTMB in his memory to benefit exceptional students with limited resources.
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Big Student Numbers: Enrollment Increases 42% Since 2006
Student enrollment in UTMB’s four schools increased by 42 percent from the fall of 2006 to the fall of 2014.
The biggest percentage increase was at the School of Health Professions, where the number of students rose more than 85 percent.
The School of Nursing also showed impressive growth with a 69.3 percent increase.
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ fall numbers went up by 18.7 percent and the School of Medicine increased its student enrollment by 8.1 percent.
Total current enrollment of all the schools is more than 3,200.