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2016 Graduate: Master of Science in Healthcare Administration


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School of Health Professions

Angela Jorrey (Bettge), MPAS, PAC ('05) is now working at Health Care Associates of Texas in McKinney, Texas.

School of Medicine

Samuel Herrera, MD, (’01) was named Physician of the Year by the South Plains Emergency Medical Services organization. Herrera is an emergency doctor at Covenant Children's in Lubbock, Texas.

Huan Nguyen Vu, M.D., ('91) has joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa and will also serve as medical director of surgical services.

The International Association of HealthCare Professionals recently welcomed Tong Jing, MD, (Resident '03) to its membership and announced his upcoming publication in The Leady Physicians of the World. He has a private practice in Flushing, New York.

School of Nursing

Michael Garcia, MSN, FNP, BSN ('09) has joined Covenant Health Plainview.

Barbara Cherry, DNSc, R.N., ('97) was named the recipient of the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives 2016 Excellence in Leadership Award. She is an associate dean, department chair and professor in the TTUHSC School of Nursing.

Dana M. Stapp, BSN, ('14), Rowena Yates, DNP, ('15), Ashley King, BSN, ('15), Amy Norton, BSN, (97), and Carrie Edwards, Ph.D., R.N., CA/CP SANE, ("99, '93) were recognized among the 100 Great Nurses of Dallas-Fort Worth for 2017.




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Aaron Fox
School of Health Professions

2014 Master of Clinical Practice 

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What is your hometown?
I was born in Logan County, West Virginia. And yes, I have both Hatfields and McCoys in my family.

Where did you complete your undergraduate education?Northwood University in Midland, Michigan

Why did you choose to attend TTUHSC?
I lived in Dallas for a number of years where I worked with several TTUHSC alumni. My positive experiences with those alumni plus the great reputation of the Texas Tech System led me to research the programs more carefully. Once I found a program that fit my career goals, the decision to attend TTUHSC was simple.   

Where do you currently work? I work for the Matagorda County Hospital District, about 90 miles southwest of Houston.

What do you enjoy most about your job/area of interest? I enjoy the intricacies of rural health care and how that environment demands at least a basic working knowledge of every function in the health system. In my opinion, there’s no better way to gain more health care management exposure in a short amount of time than in a rural health care setting. 

What drew you to your current specialty? I’m a chief experience officer, which means I’m in charge of leading interdisciplinary improvement teams in the design and execution of the hospital district’s customer and patient experience strategy. I was drawn to this field because it allows me to be creative in the traditional sense with marketing and customer and patient experience design while requiring an evidence-based and outcomes-oriented approach to process improvement. It’s the best of both worlds.

Was there a particular professor who influenced you? I enjoyed all of my professors, but I thought that Sharon Hunt, FACHE (program director and assistant professor for the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration) offered a remarkable mix of academic theory and real-world insight. There was a lot of great information packed into those textbooks that I needed to learn, but I’ve come to appreciate instructors who were able to offer more literal interpretations of theoretical principles for practical application. Sharon was able to do this very well, and I’m glad I have an opportunity to thank her publically.