Dick and Nancy Trammel make UAMS part of estate plan

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The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announced Wednesday (Feb. 20) that Dick and Nancy Trammel of Rogers have designated the UAMS Northwest Arkansas Regional Campus in Fayetteville as a beneficiary in their estate plan.

Once distributed, the gift will bring the Trammel’s total financial support of the Fayetteville campus to more than $100,000.

Dick Trammel has more than 20 years of volunteer service to UAMS and its regional campus in Fayetteville. According to a news release, he is a life member of the UAMS Northwest Campus Advisory Board and serves on the UAMS Regional Programs Community Advisory Board. He also served on the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Advisory Board and the UAMS Foundation Fund Board.

The UAMS campus in Fayetteville will recognize the Trammel’s support with a tribute to be exhibited in the building’s main conference room.

“I want to thank Dick and Nancy for including us in their giving plan,” Pearl McElfish, vice chancellor of the UAMS Northwest campus, said in a statement. “The Trammels have long championed quality health care in Northwest Arkansas, and this gift is one more example of their generous spirit.”

Dick Trammel, a native of Pocahontas in northeast Arkansas, retired recently from a 43-year career working for Arvest Bank. He moved to Rogers in 1975.

He has also been a long-time supporter of the Northwest Arkansas medical community. He is a founding director, director emeritus and past chairman of the Northwest Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute (NARTI). He received the 1997 Distinguished Service Award from the Arkansas Hospital Association for his work with NARTI. He served on the board of directors for Mercy Health Systems of Northwest Arkansas from 2002-2008 and is a past chairman and board member of the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas. He also recently completed 10 years of service to the state as a member of the Arkansas State Highway Commission.

Nancy Trammel is a native of Augusta in eastern Arkansas and also focused her career on banking, retiring from Simmons Bank in Little Rock.

“I know UAMS well,” she said in a statement. “The [Rockefeller] Cancer Institute cared for my mother. We went to UAMS believing mother’s days were limited. Instead, we had her with us for several quality years. I am personally grateful to UAMS for helping my family through a difficult time. We all have health issues. Dick and I believe there is no better place to invest than in our community’s health.”