Listee Features — December 29, 2021

Connie Dunn


Connie D. Dunn, PhD, holds considerable expertise in biology, analytical chemistry, microbiology, quality assurance, and environmental and clinical work. First earning a Bachelor of Science in biology from Texas Tech University, she went on to obtain a master’s degree in microbiology from Abilene Christian University. During this time, she was also active with the United States Air Force, where she served for 15 years to the rank of major. The Air Force sent her to study medical technology at the Wilford Hall Medical Facility at Lackland Air Force Base, where she obtained medical technology certification, and she took her education even further with a master’s degree in analytical chemistry and a Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry from Texas Tech University.

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First earning a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Paul Quinn College in Waco, Texas, in 1981, Doris Laverne Jackson-Hardwick was inspired to a career working in veterans affairs by her father, who worked for a hospital for 43 years and did influential work with labor unions. Her father taught her that “it’s not about you” and encouraged her to be of service to others. She began her career with the local Veterans Affairs Regional Office in 1983, where she served in a variety of roles, including accounts receivable clerk, veterans’ benefits counselor and veterans’ service representative. Moving to El Paso in 2007, she attained the role of military services coordinator with the IDES program in 2008, a position

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