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Tom and Patricia Lawrence

Tom and Patricia ‘Tricia’ Lawrence met at Ohio State University where Tom was conducting his residency program.  They were married in 1976 and moved to Cookeville, Tennessee in 1978.  Tom launched a successful ENT practice as a head and neck surgeon focusing on facial plastics reconstruction.  In addition, Tom was one of the founders of the Cookeville Surgery Center.  After practicing for 41 years Tom retired in December of 2017.
Tom began volunteering for the University in 1981 when he joined a committee researching the need and viability of a nursing school.  He has been an active and valued member of the Whitson-Hester Development Council ever since. 
Tom feels blessed to practice medicine and knows his success was achieved through the help of nurses throughout his career.  He sees the medical field as a team effort and hopes to help aspiring nurses achieve their goals through higher education.
Scholarships associated with Tom and Patricia Lawrence
  • Dr. and Mrs. Tom and Tricia Lawrence Family Endowed Scholarship for Nursing