Team Members Honored at 2020 Awards Ceremony

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On November 13, employees throughout the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) were honored for their exceptional efforts and years of service at the 2020 Distinguished Staff Awards ceremony.

The Distinguished Staff Awards recognize team members for extraordinary contributions that impact the institution and support its mission of higher education, patient care and research.
These awards recognize employees on each campus who have gone above and beyond in their many roles at TTUHSC.

Additionally, hundreds of team members were recognized for their years of dedicated service. The Years of Service Award is presented based on the employee's length of service with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. These awards recognize years of service in five-year increments and consist of a distinctive pin designating the appropriate years of service.

“I am beyond grateful for the outstanding efforts of our Distinguished Staff Awards recipients and our longtime team members,” said TTUHSC President Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D. “Their recognition is well deserved.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards were presented digitally in a prerecorded program. View the virtual ceremony and join us in celebrating these individuals and their accomplishments below: 










To view honorees and learn more, please visit the Distinguished Staff Awards website and the Years of Service website.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Beginning in 1969 as the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is now a five-school university with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa.

TTUHSC offers students the opportunity to expand knowledge in programs that are on the forefront of health care education. Our programs and facilities give students the opportunity for hands-on research and clinical experience, and various collaborations with community entities provide students the practical knowledge that is vital to their success.

Almost 50 years since opening, TTUHSC has now trained more than 20,000 health care professionals, and meets the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people in the 108 counties including those in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico.

Through research, education and patient care, TTUHSC aims to promote a greater health environment for West Texas and beyond. We strive to decrease health disparities for rural populations and improve the health of the community through collaborations with area hospitals and health centers.

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