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Thank you for your interest in the Support Staff Professionals at UTMB. Our membership is open to anyone currently employed at, or retired from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in any support staff position.

Our annual membership fee is $10 and the membership year is September 1 through August 31, but you do not have to wait... Please join today!

Monthly luncheon meetings are usually held the first Monday of each month in the Caduceus Room. If you would like to come as our guest to a meeting, please feel free to contact our membership chair Ms. Shirley McGraw.

I look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you to our productive organization. Should you wish to contact me with any questions please do not hesitate to call or email me.

Christine Courteau Butler
President, Support Staff Professionals

email: cmcourte@utmb.edu
Phone: 409-772-8589

Our History

The UTMB Support Staff Professionals, formerly the UTMB Secretaries’ Club, was formed in 1956. At that time, UTMB did not have an orientation session, and information was usually obtained by calling other secretaries on campus. It was concluded that if secretaries could meet monthly and exchange information, learn new procedures and skills, and discuss issues, it would benefit not only the secretary but the supervisor, department, and the university. The first meeting of the organization was attended by 32 secretaries and held on September 16, 1956. SSP celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2006.