She will receive the Outstanding Service Alumni Award.
The event will be at the Ornelas Activity Center on the UT Tyler campus.
The program includes a reception for alumni and friends at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dinner, ceremony and program at 7 p.m.
Other honorees include Valari Dobson Staab, Distinguished Alumna; Michael Christopher “Chris” Chambless, Distinguished Alumnus; and Karen D. McKeown, Outstanding Young Alumna.
They were selected from more than 28,000 alumni. This is the highest honor UT Tyler bestows on its alumni.
Lt. Curington, a Registered Nurse, is the director of emergency services at ETMC Gilmer. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing in nursing in 2003, and a master’s degree in nursing education in 2009, both from UT-Tyler.
She is a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve Nurse Corps, and received a Navy commendation for service in Afghanistan as an ICU/trauma nurse and teacher of civilian nurses.
She is Emergency Development Manager for East Texas Medical Center Gilmer.
She recently spoke to the Gilmer
Rotary Club and Gilmer Kiwanis Club about her tour of duty in Afghanistan.
She also received two Navy and Marine Corps achievement medals for professional achievement and superior performance.
She is the wife of Stuart Currington.
Ms. Staab, who earned a bachelor;s degree in marketing from UT-Tyler in 1982, is president of NBC-Owned Television Stations and lives in New York City.
Chambless, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Ambit Energy in Plano, received a bachelor’s degree in English from UT-Tyler in 1993. The company is a multimillion dollar electric energy provider.
Ms. McKeown, Public Health Division administrator for the state of Wisconsin, earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UT-Tyler in 2000, and went on to graduate with honors with a master’s degree from Yale University.
In addition to recognizing these alumni, UT Tyler will inaugurate the Patriot Athletics Hall of Fame.
The university will induct Fred Kniffen as the first Patriotic Athletics Hall of Fame member at the event. He is a former UT Tyler tennis coach, who has received numerous awards for his coaching.
Guest speaker for the event will be Jim “The Rookie” Morris, whose pursuit and rise to the big leagues was portrayed in the feature film The Rookie starring Dennis Quaid.
Morris will speak about “Dream Makers and Dream Breakers.”
Call 903-566-7316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 23 to reserve tickets. Proceeds will benefit the alumni legacy scholarship endowment, for children and grandchildren of UT Tyler alumni.