Appointments and Awards

Alyce Ashcraft, Ph.D., R.N., CCRN, School of Nursing, was granted fellow status by the National Gerontological Association (NGNA) for her commitment and contributions in the health care of older adults. Ashcraft and four additional fellows will serve as liaisons between the NGNA and health care organizations, advocating for health issues among aging people.

Samuel J. Campbell, M.D., FACS, School of Health Professions, received fellowship certification from the Association of Surgical Education (ASE) Academy of Clerkship Directors. Campbell is one of the six surgical educators who were appointed fellow status, the step prior to master status within the academy. Certification signifies serving as a medical school surgery clerkship director, scholarly activity in surgical education and participation in ASE research and faculty development.

Jason Morton, IT Solution Center, was awarded the American Cancer Society Hero of Hope Award for his dedicated volunteer work to bring awareness to cancer across West Texas. Morton is one of two honorees who were awarded for their courageous battle against cancer and support given to those currently fighting back through dedicated involvement in the community.

Sandra Whisner, Ph.D., M.A., School of Health Professions, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Occupational Therapy Association for her scholarly contributions to the development of occupational therapy. This award is given to those who provide notable growth among the occupational therapy profession or the state association.

Related Stories

Remembering Dr. Tom McGovern

TTUHSC Celebration of Life Service was held March 25th in remembrance of Tom McGovern, Ed.D.

TTUHSC Ranks Fourth Nationally Among Graduate Institutions as a Military Friendly® School

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.

TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy Students Celebrate Residency Assignments on Match Day

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.

Recent Stories


TTUHSC Receives CPRIT Grant to Begin New Outreach Effort

CPRIT recently awarded a $1 million prevention grant to Rakhshanda Rahman, M.D., Rebeccah Baucom, M.D., and John Kidwell, M.D., from the TTUHSC School of Medicine.


Startups Begin Here! Four Startups Awarded $50,000 from TTUHSC President

The Innovation Hub at Research Park today (September 26, 2022) announced the winners of its annual Presidents' Innovative Startup Awards. The award recognizes startups that have a high potential for growth and an economic impact in West Texas.


Fifth Graders Become Doctors for a Day

Fifth graders from Bean Elementary School became doctors for a day. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Student National Medical Association (SNMA) hosted the Doctors for a Day Minicamp on Sept. 23.