East Texas Medical Center Tyler recognized its volunteers
during the annual ETMC Tyler Volunteers awards luncheon at Willow
Brook Country Club on Wednesday, April 17.
"The 103 active adult members contributed more than 21,000 hours
of service to the hospital and related ETMC facilities in 2012 - a
gift value of their time and talents equating to nearly half a
million dollars," announced Bob Evans, ETMC Tyler
"This is a tremendous contribution, and we're proud to honor our
volunteers by presenting service awards to them. Their
helping hands and caring hearts truly enhance the healthcare
environment," said Evans. "In addition, the ETMC Gift Shop
and other ETMC Volunteer fundraising projects have a highly
positive impact for our hospital and those we serve."
Sharon Howell, president of Travel Masters, will spotlight the
ETMC Tyler Volunteers 2013 theme - "A Journey of Service" - in the
At the luncheon, the adult ETMC volunteers also will announce
the scholarships it is awarding to nine outstanding high school
students who have all served as ETMC Junior Volunteers. Each
of these young people will receive a college scholarship of
$1,000: Robert Austin Turner, Chapel Hill High School;
Csarina Tulio, Rahil Doctor, Brianna Cooper and Ruhama Shakhawat,
Robert E. Lee High School; Courtney Johnson and Cody Collins,
Bishop T. K. Gorman High School; Bailey Franklin, The Brook Hill
School; and Emily Fillippa, Troup High School. The nine graduating
seniors, who plan careers in the healthcare field, will be
presented at the event.
According to Jacque Fowler, ETMC Volunteer Resources director,
"Our volunteer family makes it possible for extraordinary things to
happen at ETMC Tyler. Men and women with big hearts and a joy
for serving others are essential to our mission of care."