Francis Marion University Library Acquisitions Coordinator Yvonne Davis recently received the Ethel Bond Memorial Consumer Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc.
This award is presented to one individual who serves on a community health center board, shows involve¬ment in the development of a health care center, and is dedicated to the community health center movement over a period of time.
It is Davis’ persistence in overcoming barriers and obstacles to ensure quality health care services are provided to those most in need that garnered her this recognition.
As a community health advocate for more than two decades, Davis was instrumental in bringing Health Care Partners, Inc. to the rural, underserved county of Marion. A native of the county’s Friendship community, Davis said she has been the patient and activist, both of which fuel her desire to advocate for quality health care for all people.
In 2011, she received the Margaret J. Weston Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Care Delivery.
Even in her position at FMU where she has worked for 30 years, Davis serves a community. She assists the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning by providing the FMU community of students, faculty, staff and regional citizens with access to scholarly information and other resources.
Davis is immediate past president of the S.C. Library Association, and was the first paraprofessional to serve in this capacity.