Faculty Women's Club Celebrates 50 Years

The event is open to all within the TTUHSC School of Medicine community who wish to attend

The School of Medicine Faculty Women's Club seated at a table

The School of Medicine Faculty Women's Club will celebrate 50 years on February 7

The Faculty Women's Club (FWC) of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine will hold a celebration dinner in honor of 50 years as an organization on February 7 at Skyviews restaurant in Lubbock.

This club has provided an opportunity for school of medicine faculty spouses and faculty members to become better acquainted with each other. Through educational programs and projects presented at monthly meetings, the Faculty Women’s Club has encouraged engagement in the community through a variety of donations and scholarships for medical students.

Established in 1973, the organization was first known as the Faculty Wives Club. The spouses of those who had been hired by the recently-established school of medicine joined together to form a way to get to know each other. Many of these individuals had been uprooted from their family and friends, so the organization became an important way to make Lubbock feel like home. 

When Shirley Berk moved to Lubbock in 2006 with her husband, Steven L. Berk, M.D., the club quickly became an asset to her growing understanding of the community. 

"The FWC was the first organization I joined,” said Berk, who found some of her best friends within this warm and friendly group. “I visited places in Lubbock that I never would have known existed, and the tours have helped me learn more about the Health Sciences Center and West Texas." 

The 50th anniversary event is $50 per attendee and will take place on February 7th at Skyviews restaurant. Celebrations will kick off at 6 p.m. All members of the school of medicine community are welcome. 

For more information about making a reservation, please call Shirley Berk at 806-368-8345. Leave a message and you will receive a call back. The FWC requests your information as soon as possible.

Related Stories

Campus Life

TTUHSC School of Nursing Student Accepted Into Navy Nurse Candidate Program

TTUHSC) hosted a swear-in ceremony for TTUHSC School of Nursing student Gwen Padgett Thursday, Jan. 18.

Campus Life

Remembering Darlene Norton, Professor Emerita

Darlene Norton, Professor Emerita, educator, leader, community health worker, nurse practitioner, mentor and patient advocate, passed away Jan. 13, 2024 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Campus Life

Faculty Women's Club Celebrates 50 Years

The FWC of the TTUHSC School of Medicine will hold a celebration dinner in honor of 50 years as an organization on February 7 at Skyviews restaurant in Lubbock.

Recent Stories

Education

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Names New School of Medicine Dean and Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs

John C. DeToledo, M.D., has been named the TTUHSC School of Medicine dean and executive vice president for clinical affairs.

Education

Finding Purpose and Perspective in West Texas

Edgar Garza, second year student in the Master of Athletic Training program, spoke about his journey to TTUHSC and his hopes to shape the future of athletic training.

Research

Almodóvar Receives NIH Grant to Study Pulmonary Hypertension in HIV Patients

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the NIH recently awarded Sharilyn Almodóvar, Ph.D., a four-year, $2.67 million grant to study how the HIV virus damages the normal interactions between different cell types in the lung arteries that lead to the condition.