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Regina Courtney, Office of Information Technology

Regina Courtney

Regina Courtney, director of administrative computing

Photo by Steven Doll

 


“It is always changing, so there is always something new to learn.”


 

If there’s one thing for sure about Regina Courtney’s 25 years at Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, it’s that technology is always changing. It works out well for Courtney, director of administrative computing in information technology.

“It is always changing, so there is always something new to learn,” she says. “It keeps me from getting bored.”

The transformations have been staggering since Courtney’s early days as a programmer in the ’80s.

“When I started, we had one main-frame computer,” recalls Courtney. “Everyone had terminals on their desks and used MultiWord as their word processor.

“We had three to four people doing data entry for payroll, our financial system and all the student-graded procedures. Now we have personal computers on a network, Internet and Web, and AxiUm, with access to digital records and X-rays.”

Ironically, there are a few things that haven’t changed, and they’re what have kept Courtney here all these years. Among them are good friends and the people at TAMHSC-BCD.

“They genuinely care and want what is best for the school,” says Courtney. “They are very helpful.”


Favorite memory at TAMHSC-BCD:

“I remember one time when Hall Street was flooded after a heavy rain, and I looked out my window and saw a student kayaking down the street.”

What Courtney does when she’s not working:

“I like to travel, commune with nature, listen to live music, search out good barbecue and play with my granddaughter."