Often when we talk about heroes at UTMB, the first people that come to mind are the frontline clinicians in places like the Trauma Center and critical care units. No doubt there are many heroes among those folks, but let me introduce you to one you might not know about, one whose job at UTMB doesn’t involve patients. His name is Roger Stone, and his ”day job” at Logistics puts us in touch about things like commuting and campus deliveries.
Away from campus, Roger is an assistant sailing coach/safety officer for TAMUG. Some quick actions by him and his sailing crew during a recent sailboat regatta averted certain disaster and may have saved some lives. There was a great write up in the Daily News this past weekend. I’ll let the paper tell you the story, but wanted to give Roger a salty dog’s “thumbs up” for his actions. We’re proud that he is one of us.