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SHP Alumni

Welcome Alumni!

Karen Chapman

I am pleased to welcome you to the School of Health Professions alumni website. I hope you will find the site to be an invaluable tool in helping you stay connected to or get reacquainted with-the school and your classmates.

As UTMB alumni, we can boldly boast that the school was the first of its kind, in the Southwest, and has graduated over 11,800 students since 1968. We share a special bond with our alma mater and it is important that we maintain that bond by continuing our involvement in the life of the university by supporting the School of Health Professions and the students following our example.

Membership in the Alumni Association is an easy way to ensure our camaraderie remains strong. By joining, you and your fellow members support programs vital to students and alumni alike. Some of these activities include awarding student scholarships, sponsoring student-driven functions/activities/travel, and recognizing the Distinguished Alumnus during the Commencement Ceremony.

Communication is essential to ensure a robust relationship between alumni and their alma mater. I encourage you to log into the UTMB Alumni website to ensure your contact information is updated. This is where you can remain current with School of Health Professions activities, press releases, alumni news and other valuable information.

I hope you are just as excited as I am about the future of the School of Health Professions and UTMB. Together, as alumni, we can help ensure that the future of the school continues to flourish and develop the next generation of health care leaders.

Sincerely,

Karen R. Chapman, PT, DPT
President
School of Health Professions Alumni Association

2021 - 2023 Board of Directors

Download: SHP Alumni Association Board of Directors

Officers
  • President
    Karen Chapman, PT, DPT
  • President-Elect
    Janet Enderle, PhD, BS, MLS(ASCP)
  • Immediate Past President
    Sarah Tyson, OTR, CAPS, HMOTA
Board of Directors
  • Cecilia Akers, PT
  • Becky Byrd, MSHP, RRT-NPS, RCP
  • Paxton Cook, DPT
  • Carla Cuney, MBA, RHIA, CHC
  • Rhonda Kurtz, PT, DPT
  • Anne Miles, OTR
  • Terra Ruppert, PhD, OTR
  • Jeremy Stovall, OTR
  • Linsey Thai, OT
  • Dominica Vargas, CLS
  • Dana Wild, PhD, PT, PCS
  • Melissa Yanes, RC
Board Liaisons
  • Sr. Vice President and Dean, School of Health Professions
    David A. Brown, PT, PhD, FAPTA
  • Faculty Representative
    Jose Rojas, PhD, RRT, RPFT
Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
  • Sr. Director, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
    Rena Lidstone
  • Director of Alumni & Parent Relations
    Julie Cantini

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