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Acclaimed photographer praises nurses' courage at benefit luncheon

Acclaimed photographer praises nurses' courage at benefit luncheon

Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Sherry Davis, Becky Cooke, Rebecca Thomas
Sherry Davis, from left, Becky Cooke and Rebecca Thomas. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Soraya McClelland, Susan Cooley
Luncheon chairs Soraya McClelland, left, and Susan Cooley. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Ralph and Bette Thomas, Peggy Barnett
Honorees Ralph and Bette Thomas, left, with Peggy Barnett.   Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Ginni Mithoff and Sue H Smith
Ginni Mithoff, left, and Sue H. Smith. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Lorraine Frazier
Lorraine Frazier Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Tom and Joyce Standish
Tom and Joyce Standish. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Judy Fred, Robbie Prazak, Blanche Tyson, Carolyn Cullinan

Judy Fred, from left, Robbie Prazak, Blanche Tyson and Carolyn Cullinan.
Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Maria Pappas, Katherine Cokinos

Maria Pappas, left, and Katherine Cokinos.
Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Karen Kasmauski
Karen Kasmauski. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Luncheon Invitation
Luncheon Invitation. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Sherry Davis, Becky Cooke, Rebecca Thomas
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Soraya McClelland, Susan Cooley
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Ralph and Bette Thomas, Peggy Barnett
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Ginni Mithoff and Sue H Smith
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Lorraine Frazier
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Tom and Joyce Standish
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Judy Fred, Robbie Prazak, Blanche Tyson, Carolyn Cullinan
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Maria Pappas, Katherine Cokinos
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Karen Kasmauski
Houston, News, Shelby, Partners Luncheon, April 2015, Luncheon Invitation

What: The annual PARTNERS Luncheon benefiting the UTHealth School of Nursing.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The 411: More than 400 supporters of nursing education turned out to hear Pulitzer Prize nominee Karen Kasmauski, photographer and project developer specializing in global health issues, talk on the dangers that nurses face while working in the field, including war and environmental disasters. Her most recent book, "Nurse: A World of Care," tells in photographs the story of the moral courage of nurses around the world.

Soraya McClelland and Susan Cooley chaired the luncheon that honored Bette and Ralph Thomas for their support of the school of nursing and philanthropy in the wider community. in 2010, he endowed the School of Nursing’s Bette P. Thomas Distinguished Professorship for Innovative Healthcare in honor of his wife. Honors were presented by Peggy Barnett, who founded PARTNERS in 1994.

Who: Houston Public Media's Ernie Manouse who served as emcee, Kathrine McGovern, Judi McGee, Sally and Joe Bridges, Flo McGee, Annie and Bob Graham, Jane Cizik, Yvonne and Walter Johnson, Suzan and Julius Glickman and Ginni Mithoff.