Joyce B. Campbell '64
2000 Award of Honor
The education she received at East Tennessee State University helped foster a career for Joyce B. Campbell to help others. Campbell is a native of Elizabethton and a 1964 graduate of ETSU with a bachelor's in nursing. She also received an MSN degree from the University of Tennessee and completed a family nurse practitioner program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After graduation from ETSU, Campbell took a position at the Baroness Erlanger Hospital School of Nursing in Chattanooga, where she was a faculty member and chair of the department of Medical-Surgical Nursing until 1988.
In 1988, Campbell took a position as associate professor at Chattanooga State Technical Community College (CSTCC). During her tenure at CSTCC, Campbell has initiated and coordinated many activities to promote student success for students at risk. She was nominated for the Carnegie Outstanding Teaching Award in 1995 and is a recipient of Teaching Excellence Award from CSTCC.
A member of the United States Naval Reserve Nurse Corps since 1988, Campbell is currently serving as a commander, providing medical support to some 500 reservists at Naval facilities in Knoxville and Chattanooga. Her personally developed and initiated "Wellness Program" is credited with improving the overall health, physical well-being and morale of Navy members throughout this tri-state region.
Campbell's teaching involvement extends outside of CSTCC. Certified in critical care nursing (CCRN), she is a frequently requested guest lecturer on neurological and endocrine nursing for the Chattanooga Area Critical Care Course sponsored by area hospitals.
In 1994, Campbell created a "Dream Builders" program for a group of middle school inner city students. She continued until 2000 to direct the program which grew to monthly group meetings for 15 children and a yearly "Dream Builders" day on the CSTCC campus. Furthermore, in 1997, she participated in planning a medical missions program which facilitated her going to Guadalajara, Mexico, on two different occasions to provide much needed medical care.
With a busy work schedule and a family to raise, Campbell had little time for personal extracurricular activities until two years ago when she began to pursue her dream of sectionally hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Campbell and her husband, N.T. Campbell, Jr., reside in Chattanooga. He also is a 1964 ETSU graduate with a degree in chemistry. They have four children, three of whom live in Chattanooga: Nanette Phillips, homemaker; Jennifer Evans, educator and homemaker; and Brittany Campbell, high school senior. Shelby Suzanne, general sales manager, resides in Lexington, Ky. One grandson, Preston Seth Evans, completes the family.