TTUHSC Amarillo Employees Honored as Texans Caring for Texans
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 program, created in 1996 by former State Representative David Swinford, recognizes these state employees for the effort they put forth to positively impact their communities.
The 2018 Texans Caring for Texans recipients were recognized Aug. 9 in a ceremony on the West Texas A&M University campus in Canyon. TTUHSC-Amarillo honorees included Amador Villasenor from Facilities and Safety Services; Michelle Balducci, Ravi Bhardawaj, M.D., Sharon Felts, Brenda Hernandez and Izi Obokhare, M.D., from the School of Medicine; Jana Cookman, Ph.D., Deborah Casida, Patricia Francis Johnson, Melinda Mitchell Jones, Laura Opton and Deborah Sikes from the School of Nursing; and Christina Roybal, David Simmons, R.Ph., and Rebecca Young from the School of Pharmacy.
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