School of Health Professions Alumni

The UTMB School of Health Professions was the first allied health school in the Southwest when it was established in 1968. Since then, the school has granted degrees and certificates to more than 11,000 graduates in several areas of health professions.

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Alumni Association

The UTMB School of Health Professions Alumni Association exists to strengthen and support the School of Health Professions by promoting life-long relationships between alumni, current students, faculty, university leadership, and friends of UTMB.

Membership Levels


For over 130 years, UTMB has been changing the world of health professions. Today, your generous gift can make all the difference in the world for a future health professional.

SHP students gathered around medical dummy performing CPR

2023 Distinguished Alumnus Awardee

This award, the highest bestowed by the School of Health Professions Alumni Association, is presented annually to one alumnus who has made major contributions to the health professions through commitment of excellence, research, education, community service, and leadership roles.

SHP Alumni Association Board


Board of Directors

SHP Board Roster

  • Ortega, Cesar

    Cesar Ortega, MD {MT/CLS}
    Class of 1993
  • Patel, Sachin K.

    Sachin K. Patel, BSRC, RRT
    Class of 2012
  • Rath, Diane

    Diane Rath, PT
    Class of 1975
  • Riddle, Diana

    Diana Riddle, MSTM, MLS(ASCP)
    Classes of 2018 and 2020
  • Stovall, Jeremy

    Jeremy Stovall, OTR
    Class of 2014
  • Talkington, Sheree

    Sheree Talkington, OTR
    Class of 1983
  • Thurlow, Missy

    Missy Thurlow, MBA, OTR/L, CHT
    Class of 1981
  • Yanes, Melissa J.

    Melissa J. Yanes, MS, RRT-ACCS
    Class of 2012