$25,000 Gift Will Support Scholarships for the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing

TTUHSC El Paso will match Bob and Jane Snow’s gift to create a $50,000 scholarship fund

Bob Snow

Bob Snow

Western Heritage Bank vice chairman of the board Bob Snow and his wife, Jane, have pledged a gift of $25,000 to support a scholarship fund for students at the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing.

The announcement was made during TTUHSC El Paso’s inaugural Sip & Sim event Tuesday evening, June 11, at the school of nursing.

Sip & Sim is a social event that brings together El Paso community members and business leaders for an up-close look at the university’s medical simulation laboratories.

TTUHSC El Paso will match the Snows’ generous gift through the President’s Excellence Fund, making a total of $50,000 available for nursing student scholarships.

“What we want to do is encourage others to give whatever amount they can give. Scholarships are a direct need and a direct benefit to the students and the community,” Bob Snow said.

Scott Crawford, M.D., left, an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Training and Educational Center for Healthcare Simulation (TECHS) at TTUHSC El Paso, demonstrates the use of a medical manikin during the Sip & Sim event.

Scott Crawford, M.D., left, an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Training and Educational Center for Healthcare Simulation (TECHS) at TTUHSC El Paso, demonstrates the use of a medical manikin during the Sip & Sim event.

More Sip & Sim events will be held leading up to the 10-year celebration of the Foster School of Medicine. Each will feature wine and local food as well as tours of the university’s simulation labs. The events are designed to engage  long-term supporters of TTUHSC El Paso and show them what the university has accomplished this past decade.

TTUHSC El Paso partners with the UTEP School of Pharmacy, local hospitals and high schools to offer medical simulation education. Simulation education is a way for TTUHSC El Paso students to practice clinical skills on high-tech medical manikins in realistic scenarios. The university’s simulation centers help augment limited clinical rotation slots and offer students opportunities to improve their skill sets and bedside manner as they progress through medical school.

Bob Snow added that Sip & Sim events are important because they are a way to show El Pasoans what TTUHSC El Paso is doing to change El Paso for the better.

“The university is creating jobs,” Bob Snow said. “It’s bringing in new doctors and nurses to our community. It is, in my opinion, one of the most important things going on in El Paso today. If you see what’s happening here, you’ll see the need and maybe somewhere in your heart make a decision to donate to the university.”