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Flo Stanton

By Violet Vasquez/reporter

Flo Stanton, nurse for health services on South Campus, has worked with TCC students for more than 28 years.  Photo by Brian Koenig/The Collegian
Flo Stanton, nurse for health services on South Campus, has worked with TCC students for more than 28 years. Photo by Brian Koenig/The Collegian

Flo Stanton has been a part of TCC for 28 years and makes the students her top priority.

Stanton works in the health center on South Campus and serves as coordinator of health services. Her job is to administer any important information or events that go through the health center.

Aside from running the center, Stanton is also a registered nurse. She received her diploma at a Chicago nursing school. She was then qualified to take the state board exam. After passing it, Stanton qualified as a registered nurse.

Stanton continued her education at the University of Texas at Arlington and received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She didn’t stop there. Stanton furthered her education at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, where Stanton received her master’s degree in health education. She started at TCC on NE Campus and after 15 years moved to South.

As health services coordinator, Stanton handles budget requests, objectives and outcomes and manages events.

Some of the major health-related events that Stanton organizes are the April health fair, blood drives and the National Marrow Donor Program registration. The health center also offers flu shots each fall.

Stanton said she focuses on students.

“I work at TCC for the students. I am here to serve them first,” she said.

However, Stanton said that although the students are her priority, she enjoys helping the entire campus community. 

Stanton explained that the health center provides many services: care because of injury or sudden illness, health counseling, referrals and education to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Department chair of health and education Tim Johnson has known Stanton for about 16 years. He also worked at NE Campus and then went to South.

Johnson described Stanton as the person who puts her hand out to help in any way.

“Flo is kind of the mother of this campus,” he said. “She is always there for students.”

Johnson said Stanton has her priorities straight. He said she is caring, and she loves her family very much.

“She is unique, intelligent and overall a wonderful person,” he said.

Johnson said Stanton is unique because “Flo is just Flo.”

Vera Clayborn, South’s coordinator of community outreach, has also known Stanton for several years.

“I have known Flo for 15 years, and I would describe her as lively and energetic. She is very knowledgeable, student-oriented and a team player,” she said.

Clayborn said what stands out the most about Stanton is her ability to develop rapport with people. She added that Stanton is quality-oriented, approachable and compassionate.

“Flo is definitely in the right field.  She is a very nurturing and loving individual, and she takes pride in all that she does,” she said.

Stanton says she loves her job and wouldn’t trade it for anything.

“I love nursing and I love education,” she said. “I am so lucky to have the best of both worlds: being a nurse and an educator.”

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