2019 Graduates Honored
More than 1,000 graduates walk the stage
Congratulations to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) 2019 graduating class. This year TTUHSC graduated more than 1,000 students in medicine, nursing, health professions, biomedical sciences and pharmacy.
TTUHSC is one of the largest health care institutions in the state, with more than 28,000 alumni who impact health care throughout the U.S.
TTUHSC students excel in academics, innovation, community outreach, and extracurricular engagement. Highest acheiving students for each school were recognized for their exceptional efforts at TTUHSC.
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences had 69 students graduate. The Graduate
School of Biomedical Sciences includes programs in biomedical sciences, biotechnology,
pharmaceutical sciences and public health.
K. Wyatt McMahon Outstanding Graduate Student –
Dylan Meyer, Ph.D.
Dean’s Recognition Award–
Manuel Ramos, M.S.
Outstanding Public Health Award–
Asher George, MPH
TTUHSC School of Health Professions
The School of Health Professions graduated 307 students. These students graduated from 20 diverse undergraduate and graduate programs on the Amarillo, Permian Basin and Lubbock campuses.
Dean’s Award for Excellence
Felicia Ashley Williamson
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Rebecca Lynn Martin
Doctor of Audiology
Mark Patrick William
PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
TTUHSC School of Medicine
The School of Medicine graduating class included 171 graduates. Graduates matched
in top residency programs throughout the country with programs such as Mayo Clinic,
Stanford, Emory, Naval Medical Center and Massachussets General Hospital.
This year’s graduating class also included three MD/PhD recipients, thirteen MD/MBA recipients, five MD/MPH recipients, and five Family Medicine Accelerated Track (FMAT) Recipients.
Dean’s Highest Academic Achievement Award –
Dean’s Recognition Award –
Gold Headed Cane –
Buesseler Award for Student Excellence –
TTUHSC School of Nursing
The School of Nursing had 417 students graduate. This included undergraduate, graduate
and doctoral level students.
Excellence in Nursing Award –
DNP – Stephanie “Steph” Hoelscher
RN to BSN – Melissa Castro
Traditional BSN – Kendra Hoffman
Dean’s Leadership Award –
Brennan Gillilan, Traditional BSN
Turning Evidence into Action Award –
Reid Moore, Traditional BSN
Maura Mangan, Traditional BSN
TTUHSC School of Pharmacy
The School of Pharmacy graduated 145 students this year, including students from the
Amarillo, Abilene, Lubbock and Dallas TTUHSC campuses.
Banner Bearer – Brendon Clough
Bowl of Hygieia – Michael Dean
Wolters Kluwer Excellence in Clinical Communication – Erica Dominguez
Excellence in Community Practice – Kyle Kleckner
Superior Patient Care – Neely Hudson
Geriatrics Award – Nicole Buzzard
Pediatrics Award – Joseph Vu
Community Outreach Award – Lydia Girgis
Mylan Millad – Sobhanian
Hannah Thompson Perseverance Award – Posthumously to Hannah Thompson
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.
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.
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.