On Tuesday, May 12, Casa Nissan announced it would provide one student from the Hunt School of Nursing with a complimentary one-year lease of a Nissan Kicks crossover SUV along with basic maintenance services for the vehicle.
“We are thrilled to announce Team Casa’s partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso,” said Ronnie Lowenfield, general manager of Casa Ford Lincoln Nissan.
“This gift to a Hunt School of Nursing student is a great opportunity to show support for the next generation of frontline health care heroes in our local community. We know that 90% of graduates from Hunt School of Nursing stay local, so we see this as an investment in the El Paso community for many years to come. Team Casa would like to thank each and every health care worker for helping to keep El Paso healthy and thriving.”
Joining Lowenfield at the announcement were TTUHSC El Paso President Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A., and Stephanie L. Woods, Ph.D., R.N., dean of the Hunt School of Nursing.
Lowenfield also is a member of the TTUHSC El Paso President’s Development Council, which is made up of El Paso community leaders who work to connect donors with philanthropic opportunities at TTUHSC El Paso. This includes expanding excellence in health care across the Paso del Norte region and preparing the university’s future nurses, physicians, researchers, and soon, dentists.
To date, the Hunt School of Nursing has graduated more than 600 students.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse for the vital role they play in providing health services. TTUHSC El Paso will join the WHO in a year-long effort to celebrate the work of nurses.
TTUHSC El Paso organized several events during the week of March 6-12 to honor El Paso’s nurses and nursing students. The gift was made in celebration of National Nurses Week, which concluded Tuesday.