Growing legacy of leadership

Correne Treguboff
Correne E. Treguboff

Correne E. Treguboff (1942-1989) led the UC Davis School of Medicine Family Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Programs as director and senior lecturer from 1983 until her death in 1989. She was a registered nurse for 26 years who received national recognition as a respected, active leader.

She lectured extensively throughout her profession and lobbied for health concerns at the California capitol. She served as chair of the Affirmative Action Subcommittee of the Status of Women at Davis Administrative Advisory Committee. She also served as a member of the University of California Statewide Conference on the Status of Women and was selected as an interview participant in the search for the vice chancellor for academic affairs at the time of her death.

Correne Treguboff was recognized by many as a gifted leader, wonderful friend and a compassionate provider. Much like the mission of the family nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs, she was committed to serving the underserved, moving education into the far reaches of California and to “growing one’s own providers” in a rural setting.

This award is given to a student who most embodies the ideals of compassion, caring, commitment and leadership.