UTMB Alumni Association Awards
School of Health Professions
The School of Health Professions Distinguished Alumnus Award is intended to honor a graduate who has made major contributions to the health profession through commitment of excellence in patient care, research, publications, education, community service and leadership roles.
This is the highest alumni award bestowed by the School of Health Professions Alumni Association.
The Betty Lee Evans Nursing Excellence Award honors graduates of a recognized nursing program at UTMB who have made outstanding contributions to healthcare in the UTMB System.
The late Dr. E. Burke Evans established this endowment as a lasting tribute to his grandmother and her namesake, his sister, Betty Lee Evans. Dr. Evans was a long-time faculty member at UTMB in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation.
The UTMB School of Nursing Alumni Association Hall of Fame honors alumni who have made significant contributions to nursing through commitment to excellence in patient care, community service and nursing leadership.
Nominees must be graduates of a recognized nursing program at UTMB. Nominations may be submitted by any interested individual, relative, friend, patient, colleague or fellow alumnus. The SON Alumni Association board of directors are responsible for selecting the Hall of Fame honorees.
The School of Nursing Distinguished Alumnus Award is presented to one alumnus of the UTMB School of Nursing who has made outstanding and widely recognized contributions to nursing in a leadership role. The recipient must have made a significant impact on healthcare in addition to making significant contributions to the nursing profession in clinical practice, education, administration, or organizational work involving healthcare or innovation in healthcare delivery systems.
Nominees must be graduates of a recognized program in Nursing at UTMB. Nominations may be submitted by any interested individual, relative, friend, patient, colleague or fellow alumnus. The SON Alumni Association board of directors are responsible for selecting the recipient of this award.
School of Medicine
A prominent figure in Texas medicine, politics and education, Dr. Ashbel Smith was considered the driving force behind establishing the University of Texas at Austin in 1881, and a medical department, that would later be known as UTMB, in Galveston in 1891. The Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest alumni honor bestowed by the university’s School of Medicine Alumni Association. The award, recognizes outstanding service to the medical profession and to humanity and honors the memory of Dr. Smith.