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College of Health Professions 2012

Dora Lopez

Dora Pereira Lopez’s distinguished leadership has led to the Outstanding Student Organization Service Award being presented to the Radiation Therapy Program by the National Marrow Donor Program for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Ms. Lopez was awarded the Outstanding Campus Service Award from Texas State Cancer Advocacy Movement for Colleges and Outreach. Lopez is the clinical education director for the Radiation Therapy Program.



Renee Wendel presented scholarly works at the state and national levels, and is an invited speaker on the topics of ethical practices and autism spectrum disorder. She is a regional task force member of the state’s Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, a council appointed by Gov Rick Perry. Finally, Wendel received the 2012 College of Health Professions dean’s nomination for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service. Wendel is a senior lecturer and clinic co-director in the Communication Disorders Department.



Shannon Williams provided training for the Texas Long Term Care Institute on the Strong for Life Program. Williams also presented at faculty summit on the Strong for Life Program. Williams is the physical therapy clinic director in the Department of Physical Therapy.


Susan England participated in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Nursing Innovative Grant to create a concept-based curriculum in the state of Texas. England is a member of Texas Health Ministries, which is a practice in faith communities that promotes health and healing in body, mind and spirit.  England serves as a fellow in the National Interprofessional Education and Practice Consortium to Advance Million Hearts, which is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Susan England, MSN, RN is a clinical associate professor in the St. David’s School of Nursing.