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Dorothy Gargis Foote

Dorothy Gargis Foote, American nursing educator. Registered Nurse Alabama, certified family nurse practitioner, gerontological nurse practitioner. Recipient Teaching Excellence award, UAH Foundation, 2009.


  • Foote, Dorothy Gargis was born on January 27, 1942 in Sheffield, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Tracy E. and Mary Helen (Cox) Gargis.

  • Education

    • Student, University Southern Mississippi, 1967. AS in Nursing, Northwest College, 1985. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University N. Alabama, Florence, 1987.

      Master of Science in Nursing, University Alabama, Huntsville, 1989. Postgraduate, University North Alabama, England and Scotland, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration, Mississippi State University, 2003.


    • Real estate associate McWaters Realty & Appraisal Company, Athens, Georgia, 1977-1979. Accounting clerk University Georgia, 1979-1981. Nursing supervisor, nurse practitioner Mitchell Hollingworth Annex Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital, Florence, 1985-1992.

      Vice president Thornwood Books, 1982-1993. Instructor Northwest Community College, Phil Campbell, Alabama, 1992-1993. Assistant professor University Alabama, Huntsville, since 1993.

      Nurse practitioner N. Alabama Clinics, 2002—2008. Graduate faculty University Alabama Birmingham, Tusaloosa, since 2008. Research director Leadership Long Term Care, since 1995.

      Co-donor Gulf War video collection University Maryland, College Park, 2002. Principal investigator LTC Nursing Administrator Educational Needs, 2004. Faculty chair health fair University Alabama College Nursing Faculty Council, Huntsville, since 2001, chair health fair, 2003—2009.

      Professor studies abroad University Alabama, London, since 2006. Chair DNP Admission Committee, since 2008.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse Alabama, certified family nurse practitioner, gerontological nurse practitioner.


    • Editor: (newsletter) Dames Digest, 1970. Performer: St. Annes College, 2007.


    President Band Boosters, Athens, 1976. Member of American Nurses Association, American Association Colleges Nursing (Elnec Graduate excellance award 2007), Advanced Practice Council (chair 1999—2001), Alabama State Nurses Association (president district 1 1989-1992, board directors 1989-1992, chair gerontological council 1992-1993), Phi Theta Kappa, Beta Sigma Phi, Sigma Theta Tau (Beta Phi chapter pres 2002-2004).


    • Married Avon Edward Foote, March 15, 1960. Children: Anthony E., Kevin A., Michele.
    • father: Tracy E. Gargis
    • mother: Mary Helen (Cox) Gargis
    • spouse: Avon Edward Foote
    • children: Anthony E. Foote
    • Kevin A. Foote
    • Michele Foote
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    Born January 27, 1942
    (age 75)