Jack C. Massey Leadership Award
This Award was established in 1986 by Mr. Jack C. Massey and Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee. The Award is given every other year and honors individuals whose leadership and accomplishments have enriched the quality of life for citizens of our nation.
Dean Emerita Dr. Colleen Conway Welch
She instituted a new organizational structure. She requested that the School report to the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs rather than to the Provost of the University as she believed this arrangement would enhance opportunities for joint programs and clinical training. Three new associate dean positions were established, which related directly to the tripartite mission of research, teaching and clinical practice. In 1999, a fourth associate dean, in Informatics, was added.
Under her guidance and direction, the School has reached out to the community in profound ways, such as communitybased clinics and practices. In addition to making a difference in Middle Tennessee, she has led the way for national impact via a variety of initiatives, such as the International Nursing Coalition for Mass Casualty Education and the National Coalition for Emergency Preparedness. She was appointed by President Reagan to his Presidential Commission on the HIV Epidemic in 1988 and by Speaker Newt Gingrich to the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare in 1998. In 1997, she was named to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science.
She has spear-headed many projects and led the School into an extraordinary world of nursing in the 21st Century.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bumstead
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lipman
Mr. Dan Surface and Mrs. Aileen Katcher Surface
Previous Jack C. Massey Leadership Award Recipients
Ambassador Joe M. Rodgers (1986); Leah Rose Werthan (1988); Buddy Killen (1991); Governor Ned McWherter (1993); Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr. (1995); Annette Eskind (1997); Alyne Massey (1999); William O. Whetsell, Jr., M.D. (2001); William S. Cochran (2003); Orrin H. Ingram, John R. Ingram, David B. Ingram and Robin Ingram Patton (2005); Mayor Bill Purcell (2007); Amy Grant and Vince Gill (2009); Nicholas S. Zeppos (2011); Mike Curb (2013); Janet and Jim Ayers (2015); Dr. Colleen Conway Welch (2017)