Debbi and Dean Hester Celebrate the Foster School of Medicine’s 10-Year Anniversary as Scholarship Sponsor

Hester-LogoHusband and wife community leaders Debbi and Dean Hester announce their support for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) with a $15,000 contribution to the Triple Scholarship as a sponsor of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine’s 10-year anniversary celebration, “Red Tie Affair for A White Coat Occasion”. The Hesters have lived in El Paso for more than forty years and continue to invest in the community, having supported TTUHSC El Paso since its inception more than a decade ago.

“We are honored to provide the medical school with a contribution that will support student scholarships and strengthen the pipeline for medical professionals in this community and throughout the region,” said Dean Hester, Attorney and Partner at Ainsa, Hutson, Hester & Crews LLP. “Not only is the medical school increasing the number of graduates each year, but TTUHSC El Paso is boosting our local economy by creating hundreds of high-paying jobs and investing in major construction projects for the growing campus – a more than $227 million annual impact.”

The Foster School of Medicine recruits students from El Paso and across West Texas, with a mission of improving access to quality health care in the Borderland. The scholarships will assist students from El Paso and students who have returned to the Sun City to attend the Foster School of Medicine after completing their undergraduate studies elsewhere.

“Through my real estate business, I have the privilege of welcoming new medical students and their families to our incredible city as they relocate to attend school,” said Debbi Hester, Realtor at ERA Sellers Buyers. “Our city continues to grow and over the last decade Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso has grown with it. I am proud to support student scholarships for the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and look forward to celebrating a decade of excellence.”

TTUHSC El Paso’s “Red Tie Affair For A White Coat Occasion” event will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in celebration of the Foster School of Medicine’s 10-year anniversary. The school opened its doors to an inaugural class of 40 students in 2009. Since then, more than 400 students have graduated and continued their medical careers locally and across the nation.  All event proceeds will go toward medical student scholarships with a focus on recruiting students from El Paso and across West Texas who will remain or return to the region to serve their community. The Foster School of Medicine was established to serve the mission of improving access to quality health care in the Borderland.

For information on the “Red Tie Affair For A White Coat Occasion” celebration, visit the 10-year anniversary website at ttuhscep.edu/foster10. Also on the site is an opportunity for alumni of the Foster School of Medicine to share memories and experiences during their time as medical students.