Angelo State University has been named one of the nation's 2021 "Great Colleges to Work For" and will be featured in a September special edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education, the major national news source for college and university faculty and administrators. ASU is one of only 70 institutions of higher education recognized nationally and also ranked highly enough to be one of only 42 institutions named to the 2021 Honor Roll. This marks the seventh straight year ASU has made both the "Great Colleges to Work For" list and the Honor Roll.
Shannon Medical Center officials will host an annual public meeting regarding its Certificate of Public Advantage on Thursday at 10 am at the Brooks and Bates Theater, at 82 Gillis Street. The meeting will provide an overview of the positive changes and new services Shannon implemented over the last year and integration with the Shannon South Campus. It will also provide a look at future plans to expand access for local patients. Participants will have an opportunity to provide oral comments during the meeting. Shannon is also accepting written comments at care for sanangelo dot com.
An ASU Nursing Student wins a thousand dollar scholarship award from a local Nursing facility. On Tuesday San Angelo Nursing & Rehab awarded Madeline Trevino the Scholarship money. Trevino is a family member of one of San Angelo Nursing & Rehab CNAs and was the winner of the Scholarship Fund. The San Angelo Nursing & Rehab Scholarship was created for an employee’s family member who is attending college in a qualified healthcare program. She is a first-time freshman and pursuing a nursing degree from Angelo State.
The City-County Health Department has confirmed three additional COVID-19-related deaths in Tom Green County, a Male in his 50s from McCulloch County, a Female in her 60s from Tom Green County, and a Male in his 60s from Tom Green County. All three were unvaccinated. This brings the total COVID-19-related death count in Tom Green County to 396: 258 from Tom Green County and 138 from other counties.
The International Water Lilly Collection is presenting Lilly Fest 2021 on Saturday. The event celebrates the memory of the late Ken Landon and Tim Davis. The event will take place at Civic League Park from 9 am till noon at the Lilly garden. The water lily collection is said to be the largest collection in the world. The garden is located at 2 South Park Street, near Central High School.