Armantine “Tine” Williams, PPCNP-BC-R

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Category: Nursing | Past Winners

2023 Most Supportive Alumna Award Winner

Armantine “Tine” Williams, PPCNP-BC-R, earned her BSN from the UTHSC College of Nursing and her MSN as a clinical nurse specialist and pediatric nurse practitioner from Columbia University in New York City. She also earned a certificate in clinical pharmacology for advanced nursing practice from Seton Hall University.

The hallmark of Williams’ life is service. She served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 31 years, retiring with the rank of colonel. She held the position of chief nurse for the 75th Combat Support Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and for the 330th Combat Support Hospital in Millington, Tennessee. Her service with the 75th included Joint Forces Humanitarian Missions in Ecuador, and her service with the 330th involved an International Training Exercise for Medical Readiness with several Baltic countries and a Joint Forces Humanitarian Mission in El Salvador. She also spent 12 summers as chief medical officer for the City of Memphis JROTC Leadership Camp in Camp Robinson, Arkansas. Upon her retirement from the U.S. Army Reserve, Williams received a meritorious service medal.

Williams said she loved her career in pediatric nursing, working with children and their parents and seeing “the miracles that happened every day.” Her first nursing job was working in the UT College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics for the legendary Dr. Marvin Gottlieb in the Exceptional Children’s Clinic. During her career, she was very involved in the American Nurses Association, the Tennessee Association of School Nurses, and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

A Memphis native, Williams was the school nurse practitioner for St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School for 15 years. She also spent 15 years in New Jersey, where she was program director of the Pediatric Follow-up Center at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., and was nurse coordinator for the Intensive Care Nursery Developmental Follow-up Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Paterson, N.J. In addition, she worked as a consultant for the design, development, and implementation of a pediatric developmental and early intervention program at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in the late 1990s. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau in Tennessee and in New York.

Williams is a past president of the college’s Alumni Board and has maintained a strong connection with the College of Nursing throughout her life. She traces that connection to her time as student government president. “That gave me the heart for the college,” she said, citing her immense respect for Dean Ruth Neil Murry. She is also very involved in the Memphis community and is president-elect (2024–2025) of the Madonna Circle, a Catholic women’s service organization in Memphis. She is a founding sponsor for the National Museum of the U.S. Army. She is the proud mother of Collin Williams and Jenny Williams, both graduates of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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