TTUHSC Veterans Welcome Governor Perry to Lubbock Campus
Will Moody, Veterans Coordinator for the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and a Purple Heart Recipient, presented a TTUHSC military stole to Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday to thank him for his support of veterans.
Moody, a native of Weatherford, Texas, was in the Army for five years and a military police officer in the 10th Mountain Division. He received his purple heart in Baghdad, Iraq when rocket propelled grenade struck his machine gun turret.
The governor also took time to meet with four veterans currently enrolled at TTUHSC and conversed with them about their military service and current fields of study.
• Allison Coltisor of Rocklin, CA - 1st Year School of Allied Health Sciences
• Johnathan Heller of Lubbock, TX - 2nd Year School of Medicine
• Jeremy Landvater of Cibolo, TX - 2nd Year School of Medicine
• John Chauncey of Lubbock, TX - 3rd Year School of Medicine
“I think it was great that the veteran student population was included in the governor’s visit,” Moody said. “The students were enthusiastic about their opportunity to meet with Governor Perry.”
The TTUHSC Veterans Affairs Office works with students who have served in the military as well as spouses and dependents of veterans. Currently, there are approximately 140 TTUHSC students who are veterans.
TTUHSC Celebration of Life Service was held March 25th in remembrance of Tom McGovern, Ed.D.
TTUHSC has been named as a Military Friendly® School for 2022-2023. Among graduate schools, TTUHSC ranked fourth in the nation, achieving Gold award status.
On March 16, fourth-year TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy students interested in completing a residency after they graduate in May, learned where they would spend the next stage of their training during the Pharmacy Residency Match Day.
Gail Cornwall, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry at the TTUHSC, has been named a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowship Class of 2022.
To help address communication hurdles, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded a $438,756 subcontract to Tetyana L. Vasylyeva, M.D., Ph.D., from the TTUHSC School of Medicine.