Amarillo Faculty, Staff Recognized at Annual Ceremony

The annual Distinguished Staff and Years of Service Awards presentation to recognize faculty and staff in Amarillo was held June 14.

TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., was in Amarillo June 14 for the annual Distinguished Staff and Years of Service Awards presentation to recognize faculty and staff from all TTUHSC schools. The 2016 honorees included: 


Brenda Chandler – Chancellor’s Award of Excellence

Nga Nguyen – President’s Award of Excellence

Desmon Dunn – Quality Supervisor Award

Dena Hair – Quality Supervisor Award

Debbie Zachry – Quality Staff Award


25 years

Brenda Reese

Cynthia Rios

Deborah Taylor

Brian Tucker, D.D.S.


20 years

Sylvia Alonzo-Evans

Ranee Basse, Pharm.D.

John Dwyer, D.D.S.

Joel Epps

Monica Hall

Carolyn Hefner

Denise Jordan

Debbie Nash

Sarah O’Neal

Renee Reining

Ignatius Rozario

Sherry Skidmore

Janice Thompson

Dena Ware

15 years

Mary Joanne Ascensio

Lee Easterday

Lance Field

Lisa Garrison

Cynthia Irvin

Deborah Mullican

Angela Ochoa

Michelle Ponder

Cheryl Root

Michael Schwettmann

Thomas Thekkumkara, Ph.D.

Suzy Thompson

Kelly Wall

Tammy Wilson

10 years

J.R. Duke

Donna Fansler

Salvador Gallegos, Jr.

Debbie Gray

Beverly Hawks

Paula Imel

Benjamin Leeah, M.D.

Stacie Mosely

Kenna Payne, Pharm.D.

Steven Rozzell

Emily Singleton

Sheryl Valentine

Kishore Yalamanchili, M.D.

Travis Zinck

5 years

Debra Arias

Donna Basham

Erling Beck

Jeri Brown

Ashlee Chapa

Stephen Dunlap

Desmon Dunn

Tara Gonzales

Susan Griffis

Lorene Hart

Joann Hazel

ASM Islam, M.D.

Shanna James, Pharm.D.

Toni Johnson

Kim Johnston

Angela Knapp

Anna Kochanowska-

Karamyan, Ph.D.

Matthew Melvyn


Peter Mendoza

Debora Miller

Brent O’Neill

Patty Price

Andrew Relph, D.O.

Ronda Rogers

Linda Rousser

Debra Sanders

Suyapa Sandoval

Lisa Shores

John Slaton, D.O.

Lynn Smith

Laura Strong

Marion Tan, M.D.

Brittany Tate

Kelle Wallace

Ryan Wallace

Wei Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Ruiwen Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.


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