Pamela J. Turbeville - FCS Special Recognition Award 2019

Pam Turbeville has been an outstanding supporter of the Norton School, its programs, institutes, students, and faculty. Her philanthropical impacts are both large and small.  The speaker series she founded through the Frances McClelland Institute is a significant way to convey research within and outside of the Norton School with interests for faculty, graduate students, and the general public.

Ms. Turbeville graduated with distinction from the University of Arizona. She also pursued a Masters in Environmental Science from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a MBA in Finance from the University of Denver. She also attended the Stanford Executive Program and received her certification from the National Association. of Corporate Directors.

Professionally Pamela has a variety of highly successful career accomplishments. She was a successful educator who entered the corporate world where she served in executive positions for a number of respected companies including Northern Telecom, Johnson Manville Corporation, and W.R. Grace and Company.

Prior to retirement, Pamela was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of International Truck and Engine Corporation, a subsidy of Navistar. She was responsible for human resources, corporate communications, public affairs, health and safety, corporate security, and facility services. Some of her accomplishments included establishment of an employee service center, expanding culture change initiatives, implementing a strategic plan tied to the needs of the business and employees, and developing a diversity program.

After retirement from Navistar, Pamela worked as a partner in pioneering the medical technology company I-calQ, LLC. which created a reader that fits on smart phones that can record, quantify, and interpret point-of-care diagnostic tests. The technologies are ever expanding and proving to be accurate, affordable and the next generation method of disease management, especially in developing countries.

Ms Turbeville has devoted herself to community by serving on various boards around the country. At the UA, Pam is a member of the Norton Advisory Board and a member of the UA Foundation Board of Trustees. She established the Pamela J. Turbeville Endowment, dedicated funding to name the student services office in McClelland Park and provided support for the U of A Women’s Plaza of Honor. Additionally, Pam often speaks to organizations and groups on a variety of leadership topics.  Beyond her successful career, Pamela remains a leader, mentor, community advocate and international health provider.

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