Much-beloved faculty member Dr. Mary Joe White, associate professor in the Department of Nursing Systems at UTHealth School of Nursing, lost her battle against glioblastoma on April 8. A memorial service has been set for 2 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at the South Main Baptist Church, 4100 Main St. in Houston.
Dr. Raymond S. Greenberg (pictured at left), Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of The University of Texas System, will be commencement speaker for the May 9 commencement ceremony of the UTHealth School of Nursing. On May 8, the 2014 Awards and Pinning Ceremony will recognize graduating BSN students. Both events will be at the Bayou City Event Center this year.
A $1-million planned gift from retired UTHealth faculty member Dr. James P. Turley (pictured at left) has established the Lillian Eriksen Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Global Health at the UTHealth School of Nursing. During his career, Turley taught at both the nursing school and the School of Biomedical Informatics.
“Skillful and attentive” nursing care by UTHealth alumni has inspired a thank-you expressed to future nursing students by the husband of cancer patient Carol Lewis Heideman (pictured at left), namesake of the new Carol Lewis Heideman Endowed Scholarship for incoming first-year BSN students with financial needs.