Each year state agencies from the upper 26 counties in the Texas Panhandle 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 2020 Texans Caring for Texans recipients were recognized Aug. 27 in a virtual ceremony. The TTUHSC campus in Amarillo honored Misty Miller, PT, DPT, from the TTUHSC School of Health Professions Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
The TTUHSC School of Medicine honored its COVID Warriors: Manish Patel, M.D., Mark Sigler, M.D., Thien Vo, M.D., Kishore Yalamanchili, M.D., Tarek Naguib, M.D., Evelyn Sbar, M.D., Scott Milton, M.D., Whit Walker, M.D., Todd Bell, M.D., Shanna James, Pharm.D., John Slaton, M.O., Sean Anderson, M.D., Jerry Kirkland, M.D., Paula Winkleblack, Aaliya Thompson, Felicia Lopez, Gloria Gonzalez, Craig Perrien and Mary Ibarra.
The TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy recognized Eric MacLughlin, Pharm.D., Mikala Conatser, Pharm.D, Ulrich Bickel, M.D., Jill Frost, Pharm.D., Maegan Whitworth, Pharm.D., Heather Houser, Desmon Dunn and Kim Akins.
The TTUHSC-Amarillo traffic, facilities and custodial teams were also recognized at the event. Members include Robert Griffin, Noah Vandagriff, David Browning, Jason Hesse, Hunter Corona. Casey Shore, Mike Frost, Dustin Quebedeaux, Michael Corona, Amador Villasenor Charles Kilborn, Kendall Harris, Racheal Barron, Ray Turman, Joe Olivera, Ramon Martinez Maria Martinez and Paul Hernandez.