Team Members Recognized at 2021 Awards Ceremonies

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Team members across Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) were recently recognized for exceptional work and years of service at each campus community.

35 staff members were selected as 2021 Distinguished Staff Award recipients. The Distinguished Staff Awards honor team members for extraordinary contributions that impact the institution and support its mission of higher education, patient care and research. These awards recognize team members on each campus who have gone above and beyond in their many roles at TTUHSC. 2021 Distinguished Staff Award recipients were recognized at awards ceremonies on their respective campuses. 

Additionally, hundreds of team members were recently recognized for their length of service, with more than 600 individuals celebrating five to 45 years of dedicated service within TTUHSC. The Years of Service Award is presented based on the team member’s length of service within the institution in five-year increments. Years of Service award honorees receive a certificate and distinctive pin to commemorate the occasion.

“Thank you to our 2021 awardees and honorees for your outstanding service - and our more than 5,000 team members for the work you do each day,” said TTUHSC President Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D. “We are fortunate to have a talented, dedicated workforce that lives our values, making TTUHSC the best place to work, learn, and serve.”

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

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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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