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dc.creatorVillamiel, Lucita
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-16T21:21:31Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-16T21:21:31Z
dc.date.issued 2014-03-13
dc.identifier.citation Villamiel, Lucita, interview by Zou, Alisha and Chibnall, Emma. March 13, 2014. Houston Asian American Archives oral history interviews, MS 573, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/76247.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/76247
dc.description This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to or living in Houston.
dc.description.abstract Lucita Villamiel was born in Janiuay, Iloilo, Philippines in 1941. She was one of seven children born to two teachers out in the poor countryside. After earning her nursing diploma in 1962, she moved to Nashville, TN in 1963 as part of the Exchange Visitors Program. When she arrived, she worked for three years as a nurse in a residency program at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville. From there, she moved in 1966 to New York City, where she lived for ten years at a Catholic hospital run by the Archdiocese of New York. During that time, she tested for and received her nursing license, and she was also granted permanent residency. She also earned her BA in psychology from Manhattan Marymount College. After she had been in New York for ten years, she decided to move to Houston since her sister lived there. She arrived in Houston and applied to 7 different hospitals in the Medical Center and was accepted at all seven. She went back to bedside nursing after having spent a lot of time in administrative duti. In the subsequent years, she got married, had a daughter, earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Prairie View A&M, and earned her master’s degree in nursing from Texas Woman’s University. Towards the end of her career, she became involved with the Philippines Nurses Association of Metropolitan Houston, as well as the Filipino ministry at her church, St. Helen’s Catholic Church. She continues to fundraise for these organizations, especially for Filipino specific issues. She lives in Pearland with her husband, where she stays active by working in her garden, playing Scrabble weekly with her friends, and babysitting her grandson.
dc.format.extent 1:29:10
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Rice University
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dc.subjectcommunity involvement
Filipino nurse immigration
intermarriage
remittances
dc.title Lucita Villamiel oral history interview and transcript
dc.digitization.specifications This oral history material was born digital, with audio masters in wav format and derivatives in mp3 format, transcript text in Word format converted to PDF. In some cases audio masters are not provided, only an mp3 access file.
dc.date.digital 2014
dc.subject.localfamily relations
social activities
dc.source.collection Houston Asian American Archives oral history interviews, MS 573, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
dc.identifier.digital wrc04714
dc.type.genre oral histories (document genres)
dc.type.dcmi Sound
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.contributor.interviewer Zou, Alisha
dc.contributor.interviewer Chibnall, Emma
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