Each year state agencies from the upper 26 counties in the Texas Panhandle are are invited to select an employee or team of employees to receive a Texans Caring for Texans award. The award recognizes these state employees for the effort they put forth to positively impact their communities. The event was created in 1996 by former State Representative David Swinford.
The 2016 Texans Caring for Texans recipients were honored in a ceremony Aug. 16 on the West Texas A&M University campus in Canyon.
Two groups from the TTUHSC School of Medicine in Amarillo were honored for their cancer outreach to the underserved projects. Recipients included Michelle Marsh, Aparajita Mishra, M.D., and Subhasis Misra, M.D., from the Get F.I.T. to Stay Fit colorectal cancer project; and Teresa Baker, M.D., Sharon Felts, Debbie Miller, Rakhshanda Rahman, M.D., and Edna Wischkaemper from the Breast Center for Excellence.
The other honorees from the TTUHSC-Amarillo campus included Thomas Parker, Pharm.D., from the School of Pharmacy and Ray Turman from the Amarillo Physical Plant.