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Haynes Heart - A Story of Giving

Dr. Donna Haynes, APRN, FNP-BCDr. Donna Haynes, APRN, FNP-BC had a heart for resource-challenged individuals, in fact she loved any kind of challenge.  Over her career, she moved from hospital work, to specialty cardiology care, to private practice, to public health, and finally to her greatest love, teaching. Her vast experience, quick wit, and high standards, created an exceptional instructor and mentor.  She challenged her students to think outside box, and to consider every angle when caring for patients. Her stories brought the material to life in the classroom. 

Throughout her career, she volunteered with and then joined Clemson’s Joseph F. Sullivan Center as the manager for mobile operations.  Mobile clinics are not easy, but as mentioned, she loved a challenge.  Mechanical failure, unpredictable weather, long and late hours, difficult time and space constraints, often complicate the best of plans.  Yet, she loved being out on the migrant farms, in rural communities, and teaching students the value of all individuals and the importance of working collaboratively to make sure everyone could be successful in their quest for health and wellness.

The entire Haynes family challenge us all to donate resources to support the work Donna so dearly loved.  Her desire was “to serve the least of these”, and she did.  Your tax deductible gift will be used to continue this legacy by providing health and wellness care to those who otherwise would not be able to receive care.

Donna Haynes was the recipient of the Award of Excellence in Teaching for the College of Health, Education and Human DevelopmentThe College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences strives for excellence in teaching, research and outreach/service while developing human potential. The College strives to educate leaders who are prepared to create and administer integrated education, health, and human-service systems. These leaders will be capable of bringing the collective resources of the community together to address the concerns and challenges facing many citizens of South Carolina. Donna was the recipient of the Award of Excellence in Teaching for the (formerly named) College of Health, Education and Human Development.