Dyna Tutt, R.N., CCRN, senior lecturer in nursing at The University of Texas at Tyler Palestine Campus, recently received the Sojourner Truth Award from the Palestine Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Dr. Linda Klotz, UT Tyler College of Nursing and Health Sciences dean, announced.
Tutt was presented with the award during the annual Founder’s Day Banquet April 28.
The public nominates a woman of integrity and honor who has distinguished herself in a leadership role.
Criteria for this award include participation in community life and contribution to cultural activities, interracial goodwill and raising economics standards of minorities.
A UT Tyler faculty member since 2004, Tutt currently teaches medical/surgical courses. She holds a master’s of science degree from UT Tyler.
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of nearly 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.