UT Health Tyler Volunteer Vennie Jackson Celebrates 100th Birthday on Tuesday, September 11
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UT Health Tyler Volunteer Vennie Jackson Celebrates 100th Birthday 

on Tuesday, September 11


·        Centenarian has been a hospital volunteer for more than 30 years

·        September 11 proclaimed Vennie Lee Jackson Day in Tyler

·        TODAY Show’s Al Roker to recognize Ms. Jackson on national television


WHAT:               UT Health Tyler volunteer Vennie Jackson will celebrate her 100th birthday on Tuesday, September 11. The hospital is having a party in honor of this milestone and Ms. Jackson’s more than 30 years of volunteer service.


Mayor Martin Heines has proclaimed September 11 Vennie Lee Jackson Day in Tyler, and television personality Al Roker will recognize her on the TODAY Show that morning.


WHO:                 Centenarian Vennie Jackson

                            UT Health Tyler CEO Vicki Briggs

                            UT Health Tyler Director of Volunteers Joyce Brown


WHEN:               Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.


WHERE:             UT Health Tyler

                            1000 S. Beckham Ave.

                            Tyler, TX  75701

                            Event will be held in the skywalk going towards the East Garage.


VISUALS:           Birthday cake, card

                            Proclamation from Tyler Mayor Martin Heines

                            Certificate from Governor Greg Abbott

                            Flag flown over the U.S. Capitol provided by Congressman Louie Gohmert


About Vennie Jackson

Vennie Jackson is the second of 12 children and was born and raised in Bullard in 1918. She attended

Butler College, then earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas College and a master’s degree in English from East Texas State University in Commerce. Vennie taught English at Whitehouse Independent School District for 36 years, first to high school students before integration and to middle school students after integration. She retired in 1987 and became a volunteer at ETMC in 1988. Vennie has been a member of the College Hill Baptist Church for more than 55 years. She has also been recognized as a Woman in Tyler.

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