The University of Tennessee Health Science Center was among the top three companies to raise the most donations for this year’s American Heart Association 2019 Mid-South Heart Walk and Red Dress Dash held Saturday, April 27 at AutoZone Park.
Through 369 donations, UTHSC raised $13,702. UTHSC had a total of 13 teams to participate led by team captains: Shenicia Richardson, financial coordinator in the Department of Surgery, Rosalind Jackson, administrative specialist in the College of Medicine, Ronda Scurlock, accounting assistant in the Office of Research, Venus Claxton, program administrator in the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation, Robyn Robinson, administrative services assistant in the College of Dentistry, Jackie Cotton, executive administrative aide in the Office of Finance, Stanley Tyler, electrician in the Department of Electrical Services, A’Ishah Williams, accounting specialist in Facilities Administration, Ruby McNeal, administrative coordinator in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry, Veronica Jones, security guard with Campus Police, Pattie Robinson, administrative service assistant in the Department of Medicine-Nephrology, and Robyn Smith, assistant director in the Office of Special Events and Community Affairs.
Veronica Jones was recognized as a Top Walker. Individually Jones raised $3,235 and her team, Blue Hearts with a Touch of Gray, which gets its name from the colors of the uniforms worn by police officers and security guards on campus, raised $1,189. The team raised a total of $4,424, surpassing their goal of raising $1,000.
UTHSC was also awarded first place in the T-shirt design contest. The T-shirt has won first place multiple years. This year’s design was created by David Meyer, graphic design specialist in the UTHSC Communications and Marketing Department.