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Patricia Mae McKenzie

Patricia Mae McKenzie, American Nursing educator ( hlth: hlth. service)nurse educator. Club: Top Ladies Distinction Inc., Angelina Rotary.

Background

  • McKenzie, Patricia Mae was born on December 30, 1940 in Lufkin, Texas, United States. Daughter of Norris M. Donley and Berta M. (Lilly) Hightower.

  • Education

    • Divorced; 1 child, Stephanie Denise. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical U., 1963. Master of Public Health, U. Pittsburgh, 1968.

      Doctor of Education, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., 1987. School nurse, health educator Wichita Fall Indiana School District, Texas, 1963-1965. Peace corps volunteer, Dominican Republic,1965-1967.

      Nursing instructor U. Pittsburgh, 1968-1969. Nursing instructor, assistant director nursing division, associate director nursing, Angelina College, Lufkin, Texas, 1969-1987, dean instruction and admissions, acting associate director health careers, 1987-1989, dean. instruction and admissions, 1989^. Professional advising committee home health Memorial Medical Center East Texas, 1986-1993.

      Board directors Hospice of Lufkin, 1980-1990, Memorial Medical Center East Texas, McKewen Rehabilitation Center. Chairperson public responsibility committee Lufkin State School, 1980-1984, vice president volunteer services council, 1985. Chairperson program committee American Heart Association, Lufkin, 1978-1989.

      Member of advisory council Planned Parenthood, Lufkin. Member sch.bd., chair education committee St. Cyprians Episcopalian Church, vice president, secretary school board 1986-1987. Texas state bar district 2 B grievance committee meeting, 1990^.

      Member region 14 quality Texas-Workforce planning committee, 1991^.

    Career

    • School nurse, health educator Wichita Fall Indiana School District, Texas, 1963—1965. Peace corps volunteer Dominican Republic, 1965—1967. Nursing instructor University Pittsburgh, 1968—1969.

      Nursing instructor, assistant director nursing division, associate director nursing Angelina College, Lufkin, Texas, 1969—1987, dean instruction and admissions, acting associate director health careers, 1987—1989, dean. instruction and admissions, since 1989. Chairperson public responsibility committee Lufkin State School, 1980—1984, vice president volunteer services council, 1985. Board directors Hospice Lufkin, 1980—1990, Memorial Medical Center East Texas, McKewen Rehabilitation Center.

      Professional advisory committee home health Memorial Medical Center East Texas, 1986—1993.

    Politics

    Church members should support and resourcing their institutions to reflect on political issues in the light of Christian faith.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    God offers a loving relationship. The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. God has freely and graciously already made it possible.

    Views

    People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

    Membership

    Chairperson program committee American Heart Association, Lufkin, 1978—1989. Member advisory council Planned Parenthood. Member school board, chair education committee St. Cyprians Episcopalian Church, vice president, secretary school board, 1986—1987.

    Texas state bar district 2 B Grievance Committee Meeting, since 1990. Member region 14 quality Texas-Workforce Planning Committee, since 1991. Member of American Association of University Women (vice president 1987, president 1993-1994), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Angelina Citizens Chamber of Commerce (chair education council 1991-1993, Outstanding Educator award, Silver Spike Community Volunteer award), Organization Advancement Associate Degree Nursing Texas, Texas Association Vocational Nurse Educators (program committee 1980-1981), Texas Junior College Teachers Association, National Organ Advisory Associate Degree Nurses, Dunbar Alumni Association, Angelina County Voters League, Angelina Rotary Club (president-elect 1993-1994, vice president, board charter member), Top Ladies Distinction Inc.

    Club, Boys and Girls Club (Lufkin) (board directors 1992).

    Personality

    Interests

    Sewing, reading, foil art.

    Connections

    • Daughter of Norris M. Donley and Berta M. (Lilly) Hightower. Divorced; 1 child Stephanie Denise.
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    Born December 30, 1940