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School of Nursing Honors Top Alumni for 2019

2019 School of Nursing Alumni Associationi Awardees

Each year, the School of Nursing Alumni Association honors graduates who have made major contributions to the nursing profession through a commitment of excellence in patient care, research, education, community service and/or leadership.

Dr. Ernestine (Tina) Cuellar ('06) was named the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus. 

The Hall of Fame Inductees for 2019 were Janet Collerain Gilmore ('70), Dr. Lynn Sengbush Herr ('69) and Dr. Carolyn Nelson-Becker ('89).

Jennifer Higgs ('04 & '09) and Jacquelyn Svoboda ('99) were recognized as the 2019 Betty Lee Evans Nursing Excellence Awardees.

Student Leadership Awards were presented to recent graduate Lauryn Kainer.  This new award recognizes extraordinary students for their leadership skills and contributions to the school.

The awardees were recognized during a special reception at Homecoming on October 18.  They are, front row from left, Lynn Senbush Herr, Tina Cuellar, Carolyn Nelson-Becker and Lauryn Kainer.  Back row, from left, Jacquelyn Svoboda, Janet Collerain Gilmore and Jennifer Higgs.  






WANTED: School of Medicine Alumni to Network with Students


The School of Medicine and the School of Medicine Alumni Association will co-host a dinner event in Houston to complement the Practice of Medicine (POM) course for third- and fourth-year medical students.

We need SOM alumni to partner with UTMB faculty to serve as dinner table hosts to interact with students and foster conversations about the various practices of medicine.

Will you consider giving a couple of hours of your time in January to network with our students?

The dinner, proudly sponsored by the School of Medicine Alumni Association, will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, January 29 at the DoubleTree Hotel - Houston Hobby Airport, 8181 Airport Boulevard.

For more information or to volunteer, call Kim Barfield at 409-772-5147 or email

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