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Nancy (Hamilton) Bowman, Class of 1975, Nurse, Entrepreneur, Activist

Nancy (Hamilton) BowmanAn active student leader during her time at Sahuaro, Nancy was involved with Student Government and numerous other activities on campus. After graduating with excellent grades from Sahuaro, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Arizona.

In 2009, after the closure of United Blood Services programs in Tucson, it appeared that eight nurses would be out of a job and a blood shortage was imminent. Nancy began her own blood services company, Surgical Cell Services LLC within two months of the closure of UBS. This helped alleviate the blood shortage concern and also saved the jobs of five of the above-referenced nurses.

In 2011, Nancy and her physician husband David were entering their local Safeway to shop when Jared Lee Loughner opened fire on Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was holding a constituent event at the time. The gunman killed six individuals, injured numerous bystanders, and nearly killed the Congresswoman. Nancy and her husband’s presence at the scene certainly saved lives – but she didn’t stop there.

In the years since, Nancy has been an active voice in common-sense gun control and mental health awareness while running her business.