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Joyce Jaffee

Helping Nurses Excel

When Joyce began to hear about, and then to witness the growing shortage of nurses in our nation, she wanted to do something to change that. “Education was always so important to my husband and to my children,” Joyce said. “And when my husband was being treated at MD Anderson, I saw how important good nurses are in the care of patients.”

In 2007, she established the Richard and Joyce Jaffee Family Scholarship to provide a deserving graduate student with the financial support to complete their Master of Science in Nursing degree. Then in 2011, Joyce established the Richard and Joyce Jaffee Endowed Scholarship in Nursing for a student pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Besides giving of her financial resources, Joyce has also served as a volunteer in the School of Nursing. “I want to help out in any way I can.”

Joyce had the opportunity to observe the UTEP School of Nursing in its former headquarters on Campbell Street. “I was totally impressed with that facility,” Joyce said. “Then I got to watch the nursing school move into the new Health Sciences and Nursing Building. “It is an amazing place and truly state-of-the-art.”

Throughout Joyce Jaffee’s long and rewarding relationship with the School of Nursing she has always maintained her enthusiasm for investing in students.

“It is such a pleasure working with UTEP.”

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