A donation to the West Texas A&M University’s Department of Nursing has established two new named professorships.
Kristin Westbrook has been named the Doctor Wesley L. Langham Professor of nursing and Austin Wiseman has been named the Mary Wendler Professor of Nursing Practice.
“I am honored and humbled that Baptist Community Services and High Plains Christian Ministries have made this bold commitment to the nursing profession, to WT and to the entire Texas Panhandle region,” Mary Wendler said. “The foundation of all nursing is a desire to help people in trying times. The work requires a combination of skill, knowledge, insight and compassion that places patient well-being before the personal and professional well-being of the caregiver.”
The Langham and Wendler professorships were established as part of High Plains Christian Ministries Foundation’s historic $3 million gift to WT, which also resulted in the naming of the Baptist Community Services Nursing Education Floor at the Harrington Academic Hall WTAMU Amarillo Center.