Thoughts and prayers across campus go out to Nina Pham, Horned Frog alumna from the Class of 2010, and to all those throughout the world who have been affected by the Ebola virus or other illnesses.
We lift up all those who have lost loved ones and who struggle with illness, as well as health care providers, first responders and others who are on the front lines working to make a difference.
A candlelight vigil was held in her honor at Robert Carr Chapel on campus Tuesday night. The vigil was being coordinated by Nina’s Sigma Kappa friends and alumni with the support of TCU’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.
“I had the privilege of knowing and teaching Nina when she was a student in our nursing program,” said Dr. Suzy Lockwood, director of undergraduate nursing for the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences.
“The compassion and dedication that she displayed in caring for Mr. Duncan exemplifies the student I knew. I clearly remember Nina’s positive attitude during her clinical coursework at TCU — the care she provided was not just clinically correct, but also showed a genuinely caring spirit. And she always had that big smile that you see in her pictures. We are so very proud of her and want her to know that her colleagues and fellow TCU nursing alums — not only locally but nationally — are wishing her a quick recovery so that she may return to the profession that she cares so passionately about.”
“Nina has demonstrated her commitment to the health of our community through her compassion for her patients and the responsible manner in which she has handled her own illness. We are proud of her professionalism and want her to know we are all pulling for her here at TCU. We wish her a speedy recovery and will continue to keep her in our thoughts and prayers.” said Dr. Susan Weeks, acting dean.
To show support for Nina Pham and the others suffering from Ebola, many Harris College faculty and staff members are wearing purple and apricot ribbons. The purple stands for TCU, and apricot represents the academic color of nursing. Those wishing to show their support are encouraged to make and wear their own purple and apricot ribbons.
At Saturday’s game, the Panhellenic Council will be distributing free “Pray for Nina” buttons at the student entrance to the stadium and in Frog Alley from noon to 2 p.m.
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