Picture 1 - Elmer G. Ellis, Dr. Joseph Selman and Dick Higginbotham celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ETMC Cancer Institute during a special event in December. Higginbotham was the first administrator of the institute.
Picture 2 - Dr. James Kolker, Wayne Poindexter and Dr. Arielle Lee were honored with a plaque at the ETMC Cancer Institute. Mr. Poindexter created a fund to assist patients with cancer after his wife Mary died of pancreatic cancer. Dr. Kolker and Dr. Lee treated his wife before her death. Poindexter has also pledged $5 million in an estate gift to fund a new cancer wing at ETMC Tyler with construction beginning in 2008.