Last month, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Alumni Association National Advisory Board met in El Paso for the first time. The non-governing body — made up of four members representing Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) and 10 members representing TTUHSC — provides guidance to the TTUHSC Alumni Board in establishing lasting relationships with alumni.
“We work year-long with these crucial members of the Alumni Association who live throughout the state and nation. So, being able to bring them to the city to witness first-hand the growth and impact of TTUHSC El Paso in the region is important,” TTUHSC El Paso Alumni Relations Director Miriam Flores said.
The visiting board held its biannual meeting in the morning, followed by a tour of the TTUHSC El Paso campus in the afternoon. Board members got a glimpse of first and second-year medical education and watched presentations on medical student-run programs like the Willed Body Program, which allows people to donate their bodies to medical education. In addition to the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, stops on the campus tour also included the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON) and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS). The day of activities culminated at the El Paso Chihuahuas baseball game.
The National Advisory Board was created in 2015 as a way for the TTUHSC Alumni Association to better serve its members. The group is composed of alumni from both universities and a variety of health care professions.
Photos by Tommie Morelos, Office of Institutional Advancement