Tag Archives: Dr. Virginia Connally

VIRGINIA CONNALLY FOND FAREWELL

Editor’s Note: An updated version of Loretta Fulton’s biography, “Virginia Connally, M.D.: Trailblazing Physician, Woman of Faith” is available at Texas Star Trading Company, 174 Cypress St. or by contacting Fulton at 325-669-9006 or lorettafulton47@gmail.com By LORETTA FULTON As soon as word spread that Virginia Connally, Abilene’s first female physician, had died March 31, messages of condolence and recollections of

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HSU HONORS ITS BARRIER BREAKERS

By LORETTA FULTON At 105, Virginia Connally’s still got it–wit, intellect, grace, elegance. Connally, Abilene’s first female physician, added another first to her lengthy list of firsts Sept. 6. when she was honored as the inaugural recipient of the James B. Simmons Award given by Hardin-Simmons University. The dinner was all class–starting with Connally and family members arriving at the

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SIMMONS, CONNALLY HONORED AT HSU

Thursday, Sept. 6, will be a big day at Hardin-Simmons University as new students are officially welcomed at fall convocation in the morning and the university’s oldest living graduate is honored that night. Fall convocation will begin at 9 a.m. in Behrens Auditorium. Guest speaker will be Michael Evans, Sr., pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Chgurch in Mansfield and president of

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CONNALLY EARNS LEGACY AWARD

Dr. Virginia, a Hardin-Simmons University graduate and Abilene’s first female physician, is welcomed to an HSU physical therapy class by left to right, Allison Ball, Kelli Baker, Virginia, Laura O’Beirne, and Dani Kline. The students heard from Connally on June 1, 2017, prior to departing for a medical mission trip to Peru in July 2017.  They heard Dr. Connally’s stories

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HAPPY 105th, DR. VIRGINIA CONNALLY

By Loretta Fulton “And we hope you have many more.” That toast to Dr. Virginia Connally, Abilene’s first female physician, ended a special celebration Dec. 4 of her 105th birthday. Connally’s daughter, Genna, who lives in Waco, joined friends in Abilene for the celebration. A special gift to Connally from her alma mater, Hardin-Simmons University, was the Jesse C. Fletcher Award

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