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.