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CHRONOLOGY January 2004 – Robin Froman, PhD, RN, FAAN is appointed Dean of the SoN by Francisco Cigarroa, MD, President of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio The St. Luke’s Lutheran Health Ministries Foundation donates $15,000 to the SoN to help endow a new academic professorship aimed at addressing the critical nursing faculty shortage February 2004 – The SoN presents its first Living Endowment Scholarship given by Mary “Kelly” Dunn, PhD, RN, in memory of Valerie Zalewski, at the SoN Convocation ceremony Carol Reineck, PhD, RN, CNAA-BC is appointed to a nurse researcher position on the Nursing Advisory Committee of the Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) May 2004 – The SoN celebrates its 35th Anniversary with Connie Curran, EdD, RN, FAAN, Executive Director of the National Dialogue on Cancer and editor of Nursing Economic$ and with K. Lynn Wieck, PhD, RN, CEO Management Solutions for HEALTHCARE and President of the Texas Nursing Association

May 2010 – First cohort of Accelerated BSN students begins the program which will allow them to graduate in 15 months July 2010 – Dean Breslin receives the Presidential Award by the National Association of Hispanic Nurses for her commitment to advancing Hispanics in nursing September 2010 - School of Nursing Departments are reorganized into two units: the Department of Family and Community Health Systems (FCHS) and the Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management (HRCSM) November 2010 – The Employee Health and Wellness Clinic opens. The clinic is managed by the School of Nursing’s Clinical Enterprise. March 2011 – Julie C. Novak, DNSc, RN, FAANP is the recipient of the prestigious Henry K. Silver Memorial Award from the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) May 2011 – Linda Porter-Wenzlaff, PhD, RN receives the Prism Award for her work in promoting diversity within the nursing workforce

First Lady Anita Thigpen Perry, a 1977 alumna of the SoN, attends the 35th anniversary celebration at a luncheon sponsored by Jane Cheever Powell at the Oak Hills Country Club

November 2011 – The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) reaffirms the SoN baccalaureate and master degree programs and awards full ten-year accreditation

August 2004 – The SoN’s Delta Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau combines with the nursing honor society of the University of Incarnate Word to form a Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Chapter at large

January 2012 – Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approves Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree

September 2004 – Kathleen R. Stevens, EdD, RN, FAAN, professor and director of the Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice, receives the Texas Nurse of the Year Award from the Texas Nurses Association (TNA) March 2005 – The John A. Hartford Foundation of New York awards a $42,000 grant to support educational efforts to address the nursing shortage November 2005 – Founding Dean of the SoN, Margretta Madden Styles, EdD, RN, passes away. She served as Dean from 1969 to 1973. December 2005 – SoN appoints Kay Avant, PhD, RN as Chair of the Department of Family Nursing Care and Adrianne D. Linton, PhD, RN as Chair of the Department of Chronic Nursing Care July 2006 – Lyda Arevalo, MSN, RN is the first SoN faculty member selected as a Nurse Scholar of the Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity program (BAGNC), a program committed to improving care for the elderly August 2006 – Barbara L. Lust, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for undergraduate programs passes away after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and served on the SoN faculty for 22 years. October 2006 – The Premature Infant Development (PREMIEre) program hosts a 25th reunion. Children who participated weighed less than 3 lbs., 5 ozs. at birth and received specialized care from the PREMIEre program through the age of 3. Carolyn McLerran, MSN, RN was the coordinator of the PREMIEre program and organized the reunion with support from University Health System and other community organizations. February 2007 – The Avanzar Pre-Nursing Society, a partnership between the SoN and UTSA, is established to provide counseling to students about nursing pre-requisites, the application process, and the nursing profession. May 2007 – The Nursing Advisory Council health seminar and luncheon raises more than $42,000 in sponsorship support July 2007 – Eight faculty researchers from the SoN present research at the Sigma Theta Tau 8th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice in Vienna, Austria November 2007 – Young children enrolled in programs of Avance – San Antonio, are provided free health care through a new Community Outreach Clinic staffed by nurses and nursing students from the SoN December 2007 - Carol A. Reineck, PhD, RN, CNAA-BC, is named chair of the Department of Acute Nursing Care following the retirement of Dr. Nancy Girard April 2008 – Eileen T. Breslin, PhD, RN, is appointed Dean of the SoN by Francisco Cigarroa, MD, President of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio July 2008 – Norma Martinez Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN is installed as President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses January 2009 – Francisco G. Cigarroa, MD, resigns as president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to accept appointment as Chancellor of the University of Texas System June 2009 - William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, is invested as president of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio February 2010 – Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc. presents the SoN with a $3.9 million dollar gift to anchor new nursing education pipeline



March 2012 – Dean Breslin is voted as President-Elect of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) June 2012 – Ribbon cutting ceremony held on the $3.8 million Simulation Center & Clinical Learning Lab. The 7,281sq.ft. center is supported by a $1 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration; an $850,000 gift from Methodist Healthcare Ministries; $750,000 in construction support from University Health System; $500,000 in equipment support from Kinetic Concepts Inc.; $300,000 from the family of Ruthann Baldwin; a $290,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration; $100,000 from Donna Block; and $25,000 from the School of Nursing Advisory Council. July 2012 – M. Danet Lapiz-Bluhm, PhD, RN receives Nurse Research Excellence Award by the Philippine Nurses Association of America August 2012 – Kathleen Stevens, EdD, RN, FAAN inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Janie Canty-Mitchell, PhD, RN is appointed Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health Systems upon the retirement of Dr. Adrianne Linton Ilene Decker, PhD, RN is appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, a new position that manages all of the SoN academic programs October 2012 – The National Association of Hispanic Nurses selects Adelita Cantu, PhD, RN to be the recipient of the NAHN Nurse of the Year Award November 2012 – Over 300 practicing nurses from the military and community clinical partners came together with undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from the SoN for a one-day Knowledge Exchange Market The SoN, along with the Texas Diversity Council, hosts the Greater San Antonio Healthcare Diversity Summit. The theme is Diversity and Cultural Competence in Healthcare and features speakers and panelists who represent diverse ethnicities, backgrounds and experiences. December 2012 – Estonian health care visitors tour the SoN Center for Simulation Innovation April 2013 – Kathleen Stevens, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN is appointed the Chancellor’s Health Fellow for Interprofessional Health Delivery Science by the University of Texas System Rudy Gomez, MBA, CHC, Assistant Dean for Administration, receives national award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). He is awarded the Jerry Otzman Founders Award at the annual meeting of the Business Officers of Nursing Schools (BONUS). July 2013 – Sara Gill, PhD, RN, IBCLC receives Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award for 2013 by The University of Texas Systems Board of Regents. Awards go to faculty members who have demonstrated extraordinary classroom performance and dedication to innovation. October 2013 – M. Danet Lapiz-Bluhm, PhD, RN is named 2013 Nurse Faculty Scholar by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for her research in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Nursing students offer health education and screenings at the Miss Fiesta Heath Fair, an event hosted by Miss Fiesta Victoria Flores, nursing student, whose platform is preventative health and fitness November 2013 – The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) grants the SoN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program initial full five-year accreditation January 2014 – Elaine Marshall, PhD, RN, FAAN is appointed Chair of the Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management following the retirement of Dr. Carol Reineck

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing

2004-2014 Volume V



D E D I C AT I O N The fifth volume of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing History 2004-2014 is dedicated to our students past and present in whose hands rest the future of nursing.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The fifth volume of the School of Nursing history reflects the collective work of the students, faculty and community by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. It was brought to fruition by Dr. Adrianne Linton and Melissa Mireles with the engagement of the staff and faculty.




School of Nursing Dean Eileen Breslin ................................................................................................. 6 HSC President William Henrich ........................................................................................................... 7 School of Nursing Origins .....................................................................................................................8 A Decade of Dynamic Growth .............................................................................................................. 9 A Mission Fulfilled: A Unified Model ................................................................................................... 14 Education: Academic Programs .................................................................................................... 14 Education: Center for Simulation Innovation ............................................................................... 16 Education: A Diverse Workforce for a Diverse Population ............................................................ 18 Education: Juntos Podemos .......................................................................................................... 20 Education: International Connections .......................................................................................... 22 Education: Department of Lifelong Learning ................................................................................ 24 Scholarship: Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship .............................................................. 26 Scholarship: Center for Community-Based Health Promotion in Women and Children ............... 28 Scholarship: Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice .......................................................... 30 Scholarship: Faculty Scholarship .................................................................................................. 32 Practice: UT Nursing Clinical Enterprise ...................................................................................... 34 Service: Community Service Learning .......................................................................................... 36 Honors and Awards ....................................................................................................................... 38 Community Connections ..................................................................................................................... 40 Development and Alumni Relations ............................................................................................. 40 School of Nursing Endowments .................................................................................................... 41 Nursing Advisory Council ............................................................................................................. 42 Community Partners 2004-2014 ................................................................................................... 43 A Salute to Our Military ................................................................................................................ 44 The Heart of A School: Faculty, Staff, Students .................................................................................... 45 School of Nursing Faculty 2004-2014 ............................................................................................ 45 School of Nursing Adjunct Faculty ................................................................................................ 47 School of Nursing Cross Appointments ......................................................................................... 47 Faculty Assembly Chairs 2004-2014 .............................................................................................. 47 School of Nursing Staff .................................................................................................................. 48 Student Organization Leaders ....................................................................................................... 50 Former Faculty: Where are they now? .......................................................................................... 54 Graduation and Convocation ........................................................................................................ 55 School of Nursing Graduates ......................................................................................................... 56 PhD Dissertations and DNP Inquiry Projects ............................................................................... 69 In Memoriam ................................................................................................................................ 71



M E SSAG E F R O M T H E D E A N Over the last ten years, our health care system has changed dramatically. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, provides a clear blueprint for how nurses will advance the nation’s health. The Carnegie Foundation Report, Educating Nurses: A call for radical transformation, calls for a more educated workforce and provided new insights regarding best practices in nursing education. Meanwhile, the Affordable Care Act is presenting unprecedented opportunities for the nursing profession. All of these have had a profound influence on schools of nursing. Our School of Nursing has responded to these reports in a variety of ways. For example, we increased enrollment, developed an Accelerated BSN track for students with a degree in a field other than nursing, implemented a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree program, as well as additional graduate programs and majors. We revised the curriculum for undergraduate and graduate programs meeting new American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials, and developed nurse led care models and nurse managed clinics, such as the Student Health Center and the Employee Health and Wellness Clinic. As we enter into our 45th year, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing has much to celebrate. In addition to the education, research and practice milestones, we earned full re-accreditation from the AACN through 2021; built the successful Juntos Podemos student mentoring program, which now serves as a national model, to meet the needs of over 300 students; and opened a state-of-the-art Center for Simulation Innovation. Our Department of Lifelong Learning, formerly Continuing Nursing Education, continues to develop partnerships with other schools at the Health Science Center, as well as professional organizations and associations to meet the needs of adult learners in the health care industry. Our faculty continues to conduct important research related to the issues that impact our community. We operate two academic centers of excellence: the Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice and the Center for Community-Based Health Promotion with Women and Children. We maintain an excellent faculty base, many of whom have received national awards and we currently have thirteen faculty members who are Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). With this accomplished faculty and staff, the School of Nursing is preparing tomorrow’s nursing leaders. Our international reach extends to eight universities around the world. Through memorandum of understanding agreements, these partnerships provide experiential learning opportunities for students and faculty, as well as an exchange of knowledge and best practices. Today’s nursing students are passionate, driven and motivated to lead in much the same way that our students over the last four decades have been; however, thanks to new technologies and advances in nursing education, the way today’s students learn and are taught is drastically different from the approach used just ten years ago. For example, the simulated learning environment, interdisciplinary opportunities, learning methodologies and the clinical experience have all been enhanced. We owe much of our success to the wonderful collaborative partnerships we have formed with individual donors, corporate and foundation partners, community clinics and universities around the world. Our Nursing Advisory Council has evolved and flourished under the Council’s strong leadership. I deeply appreciate their commitment, interest and support for our nursing school. Finally, I want to express my deepest gratitude to our graduates who represent excellence in nursing care locally, nationally, and around the globe. I hope you feel inspired to re-engage in the life of your alma mater by joining the Nursing Alumni Association. Through your membership, you help to celebrate our successes, stay connected to evolving trends in healthcare and participate in leading change for our school and community.

Eileen T. Breslin, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor Dr. Patty L. Hawken Nursing Endowed Professor School of Nursing The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 6


M E SSAG E F R O M T H E P R E S I D E N T What began in 1969 with only four faculty members and a handful of students has grown into one of the nation’s leading schools of nursing offering the only Ph.D. in nursing program in the region, two centers of excellence, and a state-of-the-art Center for Simulation Innovation where students learn and achieve the highest standards in clinical skills. The Health Science Center’s School of Nursing is at the forefront of nursing education and leadership through its pioneering teaching, excellence in research, compassionate health care and community service. It is only fitting that as the school enters its 45th year, we celebrate with the publication of this history book commemorating the myriad accomplishments of the school and its distinguished faculty, students and alumni over the last 10 years. Today, our School of Nursing educates, at all levels, a rich and diverse student body of more than 800 who are preparing to become the next generation of compassionate, culturally proficient nursing health care professionals. More than 9,000 graduates of our school are already established in the workforce, shaping the health care practices of today and transforming the future of nursing care for tomorrow. I am proud of the many achievements over the years of our School of Nursing. For a relatively young school, these advancements are extraordinary. I hope you will enjoy reading about the last decade of the school’s history and its outstanding story of success. Thank you for your continued commitment and support of our School of Nursing and our UT Health Science Center. Sincerely,

William L. Henrich, M.D. MACP President Professor of Medicine The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio




















The need for nurses in Texas in the 1960’s was critical yet the resources for preparing these nurses were meager. Educational programs were woefully inadequate for meeting the steadily increasing demands for larger numbers of nurses. In response to the shortage, the Texas legislature authorized the establishment of a School of Nursing in San Antonio in May of 1969. The San Antonio school along with schools in Austin, Galveston, Arlington, Houston, and El Paso comprised the University of Texas System School of Nursing under the leadership of Dr. Marilyn Willman. When the System School of Nursing was dissolved in 1976, each member school was assigned to a UT academic campus and the San Antonio school became the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing (UTHSCSA SoN). Remarkably dynamic leaders deserve much credit for the continuous growth and evolution of the school. They include: Dr. Margretta Styles (1969 - 1973)

the first Dean of the UTHSC San Antonio School of Nursing

Dorothy Corona (1973 - 1974) Acting Dean Dr. Patty Hawken (1974 - 1997) Dr. Suellen Reed (1997) Interim Dean Dr. Janet Allan (1997 - 2002) Dr. Colleen Keller (2002 - 2004) Interim Dean Dr. Robin Froman (2004 - 2008) Dr. Eileen Breslin (2008 – Present)



A Decade of Dynamic Growth

2004 – 2014

Evolution in Context: Social, Political, and Environmental Influences Whereas previous volumes of the School of Nursing History Book have documented activities from 1969 to 2003, this volume features highlights from 2004 through 2014. In this time period, myriad internal and external pressures have impacted health, nursing, higher education, the HSC, and the SoN. This era is best appreciated in the context of the professional, scientific, social, political, and economic climates at every level from local to global. As technology and travel have erased barriers around the globe, the impact of financial crises, natural disasters, disease, war, and terrorism is no longer confined to a geographic area.


Political and environmental issues dominated the news in 2004. George W. Bush was re-elected President of the U.S. Former president Ronald Reagan died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The War on Terror in Iraq continued and the first democratic elections were held in Afghanistan. Anti-American sentiment was fueled by the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib by U. S. military guards. Oil prices soared. Conflict in the Sudan resulted in the deaths of thousands of civilians labeled “genocide” by Secretary of State Colin Powell. Mammoth hurricanes and deadly tsunamis devastated the Caribbean, Florida, and parts of Asia. Massachusetts was the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. A hospital in Texas had an outbreak in pertussis that was traced to a single health care worker. Texans as far south as Brownsville had snow on Christmas Eve providing their first white Christmas since 1895.

In this time period, myriad internal and external pressures have impacted health, nursing, higher education, the HSC, and the SoN.


Among the top stories in 2005 were the outbreak of the H5N1 virus (“bird flu”), decision by the U. S. Supreme Court to permit the removal of a feeding tube from Terri Schiavo, and the FDA’s addition of the ominous “black box” warning after previously approved drugs for pain and diabetes were withdrawn because of fatal adverse effects. Medicare Part D was implemented to



provide prescription drug benefits to Medicare recipients. For the first time in 13 years, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services revised the dietary guidelines using a Food Pyramid to construct individual food plans. The pyramid emphasized healthy fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low or fat-free dairy products. At the state level, Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf coast and thousands of evacuees came to San Antonio and other Texas cities for temporary shelter and care. Nursing faculty and students spent countless hours at local shelters helping to care for displaced individuals and families. The San Antonio and Galveston Schools of Nursing designed an emergency plan to support Galveston nursing students if a similar disaster should damage their campus.

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In 2006, the news was dominated by the U. S. elections, the Iraqi war, terrorist plots, illegal immigration, and fears about nuclear weapons in Korea and Iran. Understanding of the uses and misuses of rapidly expanding technology were emerging. These issues persisted into 2007 with new concerns evoked by rising oil prices, warnings of global warming, mass shootings at Virginia Tech, and a crisis in the mortgage industry resulting in a downturn in the housing market and a rise in foreclosures. On the health scene, the threat of MRSA became clear, the recall of unsafe toys and reported food contamination grabbed headlines, and extremely drug resistant tuberculosis emerged. The therapeutic potential for stem cell therapy and the accompanying roadblocks attracted attention in professional and lay circles. In Texas, a mandate that all young girls be vaccinated for HPV stirred controversy. 2008 was marked by a global financial crisis with bank failures, plunging world stock markets, and government bailouts of private industry. With a platform that included health care reform, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. Salmonella outbreaks and swine flu focused attention on public health. Vitamin D was touted for its numerous therapeutic effects. Statins arrived on the market, heralded for their ability to reduce the risk of heart disease. The Texas coast was pounded by a series of hurricanes with Ike leaving profound damage on the island of Galveston where one of the other UT schools of nursing is located. Coursework was disrupted at Galveston and the San Antonio campus sought to accommodate students who wanted to relocate to San Antonio to continue their studies. In the School of Nursing, Dr. Eileen Breslin assumed leadership as Dean of the School of Nursing upon Dr. Robin Froman’s retirement. Moving into 2009, hostilities continued in the Middle East, specifically in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and the drug war raged in Mexico. In the U.S., health care reform legislation was passed with a 10 year, $848 billion dollar budget. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force created an uproar by recommending that women eliminate self-breast exams and begin routine mammograms at age 50. The Task Force conclusion that routine prostate screening and early detection of prostate cancer did not lower death rates from prostate cancer prompted reexamination of screening recommendations. The global swine flu epidemic proved less deadly than feared, but still claimed 4,000 American lives. The Octomom focused attention on the ethics of reproductive medicine. Another mass shooting occurred, this time closer to home. At Fort Hood Texas, 13 were killed and 30 wounded. Dr. William Henrich was appointed President of the UTHSCSA when former president Dr. Francisco Cigarroa assumed the role of the Chancellor for the University of Texas System. 2010 saw continued armed conflicts around the world, multiple natural disasters, and a growing financial crisis in the European Union. Wikileaks (the release of electronic government documents) changed the way “confidential” was viewed, and the world learned the vulnerability of computerized information. In the U.S., the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed into law. Commonly known as “Obamacare,” this law was designed to extend health care coverage to 32 million Americans by 2019 and to rein in health care spending. The health care industry was the beneficiary of many technological and scientific developments including laboratory techniques to make stem cells, remote monitoring, and medical apps. The American Heart Association issued significant changes in CPR that were expected to improve outcomes of individuals who suffer cardiac arrest by simplifying the procedure. The recommended dietary allowance for vitamin D was increased amidst debates over the scope of benefits the vitamin provides. The highly touted bisphosphonates were being reexamined as reports of femoral fractures and osteonecrosis of the jawbone surfaced. Financial issues and political unrest around the world dominated the 2011 news. In the U.S., the debt ceiling was raised, unemployment stood at 9.0%, and another mass shooting occurred, this time in Arizona. As health care reform continued to evolve in the U. S., other health news included an outbreak of listeria related to tainted fruit, recognition of the long term delayed effects of head injuries, and concern about a possible connection between cell phones and cancer. Texas saw a sweeping budget cut of 16.6% with higher education incurring a 7.6% reduction. Higher education was challenged to demonstrate accountability by various measures such as the amount of money generated by each professor. The Texas Public Policy Foundation proposed controversial solutions for higher education. Nursing schools were pressured to increase admissions and graduation rates with fewer state resources.

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Events that captured the public in 2012 included the devastation of the U. S. northeastern coast by Hurricane Sandy and mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Health news abounded including the first revisions of the National School Lunch Program in 15 years. New York City banned sodas larger than 16 ounces, raising questions about the role of government in regulating health behaviors. Outbreaks of whooping cough, West Nile virus, salmonella, and meningitis reminded us that infectious disease continues to be a threat. The scope of bullying, especially among school children, gained attention as a result of several tragic teen suicides. In Texas, the ongoing drought posed a threat to ranchers and farmers. Devastating wildfires destroyed homes and wildlife habitats around the state. As part of an anti-abortion agenda, lawmakers sought to remove Planned Parenthood from the Texas Women’s Health Program. Public universities remained under scrutiny, and were criticized for a 4-year graduation rate of around fifty percent.


In 2013 strife continued around the world. Syria was accused of using chemical weapons against civilians. Former CIA contractor Edward Snowden exposed a massive government surveillance system called PRISM that stores information from the internet and phone and text records. The system, operated by the U.S., Great Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, reignited the debate about individual privacy versus the right of the government to monitor communication as a national security issue. Flooding was a newsmaker affecting North India, Central Europe, Australia, and regions of the U.S. Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana. In Texas, Governor Rick Perry voiced opposition to Obamacare and indicated that Texas would not set up a state health insurance exchange.

Evolution in Context: Professional Influences Against the backdrop of the events already cited, a series of publications by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) that began in 2000 continues to have a significant influence on the health care professions and education. To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System (2000) revealed that as many as 98,000 people in the U. S. die each year from preventable medical errors. The IOM recommended identifying and correcting the problems in systems, processes, and conditions that lead to medication and other errors. In 2006, the IOM issued additional recommendations aimed specifically at preventing medication errors. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) proposed a national health infrastructure including an electronic health record that would facilitate safer drug therapy. Crossing the Quality Chasm, published by the IOM in 2001, focused on a broad view of health care. The authors declared that the aims of health care in the twenty-first century should be safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. The third IOM publication in this series was Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality (2003) and it had profound implications for health care education. The IOM stated that health professionals need to be competent in five areas: delivering patient-centered care, working as interdisciplinary teams, practicing evidence-based medicine, focusing on quality improvement, and using information technology. To achieve these competencies in nursing education, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded a project named Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) to identify the knowledge, skill, and attitudes to be developed in nursing education. AACN embarked on a journey to revise the essential curriculum content and graduate competencies for nursing education. The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice was published in 2008, and The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing in 2011. The BSN Essentials is a transformative plan that defines the curricular elements and framework required for building the  baccalaureate nursing curriculum for the 21st century (AACN, 2008). The Essentials mirror the IOM recommendations by emphasizing patient­-centered care, interprofessional teams, evidence­-based practice, quality improvement, patient safety, informatics, clinical reasoning/critical thinking, genetics and genomics, cultural sensitivity, professionalism, and practice across  the lifespan in a complex, ever­changing healthcare environment. Master’s education builds upon baccalaureate preparation. The MSN Essentials stress leadership to improve quality outcomes, lifelong learning, interprofessional collaboration, integration of healthcare services, innovative nursing practice, and the translation of evidence into practice.



In 2006, the AACN also delineated essentials of doctoral education for advanced practice. It differentiated the doctoral research degree (PhD) from the practice focused doctorate (DNP). The DNP programs prepare experts in specialized advanced nursing practice with a focus on innovative, evidence-based practice. The DNP programs are individualized for specific roles including organizational leadership, policy, and advance practice. A new role, the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) was developed and described by AACN in a 2007 white paper. The CNL is described as a leader in healthcare delivery across all settings. Functioning as part of an interprofessional team, the CNL communicates, plans, and implements evidence-based care for a distinct group of patients. The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health published by the National Academy of Sciences sought to define the place of nursing in health care reform. Recommendations included the removal of scope-of-practice barriers, the expansion of opportunities for nurses to lead and diffuse collaborative improvement efforts, the implementation of nurse residency programs, measures to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80% by 2020 and to ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning, preparation of nurses to lead change to advance health, and the creation of an infrastructure for the collection and analysis of interprofessional health care workforce data. (2010) This era has been marked by increasing concern about the existing and predicted worsening shortage of nurses. Factors related to this shortage include insufficient nursing school enrollments partly attributed to a shortage of nursing school faculty, the aging of the registered nurse population, increased demand for care by aging baby boomers, and nurse burnout and high turnover rates.

Evolution in Context: The School of Nursing Responds The impact of the IOM, NAS, QSEN reports, and AACN Essentials documents on nursing education has been immense. The UTHSCSA School of Nursing has responded by completely revising the undergraduate and graduate curricula to address the needs of professional nursing now and in the future, using the AACN essentials as guides. The SoN submitted a self-study report to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education in 2011. Following a comprehensive assessment, the School was granted continued full accreditation for a 10-year period. The DNP degree was accredited by CCNE in 2013. To address the nursing shortage, undergraduate enrollments were increased 20% to maximum capacity and an Accelerated BSN Track was implemented. The Accelerated Track permits individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree or higher to complete the BSN in 15 Months. To facilitate clinical learning experiences, the SoN partnered with the Methodist Healthcare System and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System to create dedicated education units and clinical immersion experiences for graduating seniors. These efforts are detailed Section II of this publication which describes how the mission of the university and the school is being met in education, scholarship, and practice/service. Just as every living organism must adapt to survive, the School of Nursing has evolved and will continue to evolve, not just in response to current events, but in anticipation of future events. The curriculum evolves in response to the needs of human beings in whatever environment they exist and to the continuing explosion of knowledge and technology. It must be flexible so it can be reshaped quickly as the world changes. Nursing scholarship, inclusive of research, recognizes new challenges and questions and seeks to find solutions and answers. Service uses the knowledge and skills of faculty, staff, and students to enhance the well-being of our citizens and our professional community. As the next decade brings ongoing and new challenges, the School of Nursing remains committed to preparing leaders to meet the challenges of the healthcare delivery system.

2014 marks the 45th anniversary of the School of Nursing. As we approach a half century, we pause to reflect on our journey of excellence.





A Mission Fulfilled: A Unified Model

Academic Programs The mission of a university is to learn, to educate, and to serve. The School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio embraces each of these components. The educational mission was the first directive when the legislature created the School in 1969. In 1970, 4 students began their BSN studies with 4 faculty members and a Dean, Dr. Margretta Styles. The faculty was composed of Debra Hymovich, Nancy Maebius, Suellen Reed, and Ruth Stewart. The first graduate program, which was launched in 1972, attracted 28 students. Fast forward forty-five years! Programs have evolved to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities in an increasingly complex health care environment. Through the changes, the SoN has maintained its commitment “to educate the next generation of compassionate, culturally-proficient nursing healthcare professionals at all levels of nursing education”. With baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, the SoN addresses the need for direct care providers, clinical leaders, nurse practitioners, and nurse scientists. These tiers of education provide a ladder for advancement of nurses in our service area.


The upper-division BSN program comprises two tracks: the Traditional Track and the Accelerated Track. The Traditional Track is designed for students earning their first baccalaureate degree, and can be completed in 4 semesters of full-time study. The Accelerated Track is an intense 15-month program designed for students who already have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing. Part-time study is an option only in the Traditional Track. Cohorts of 130-140 are admitted to the Traditional Track in January and September. One cohort of 80 students is admitted to the Accelerated Track each May. 14


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OPPOSITE PAGE: Lou Ann Click, Manager, CSI, instructs students in the Center for Simulation Innovation. 1. Clinical Nurse Leader students and faculty. 2. Office for Academic Affairs (left to right) Lillian Sanchez, Debbie Koehne, Jo Elaine Pena, Shannon Lopez, Dr. Ilene Decker, Laura Hasewinkle, Roderick Dailey (not pictured). 3. Dr. Gemma Kennedy and DNP student Robert Walsh.



Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing program are admitted to one of 6 majors: Administrative Management, Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care, or Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. A nurse who has previously earned an MSN can obtain a Post-MSN Certificate as a nurse practitioner. Registered nurses from Associate Degree or Diploma Programs are eligible to apply for the Alternate Entry Master’s Degree. This option enables the RN to earn both a BSN and a MSN in an efficient manner.


Options for doctoral study include the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing. The DNP prepares advanced practice nurses in leadership, policy, economics, quality and safety issues, and translational research to enable them to lead multidisciplinary practice initiatives. Within the DNP are three leadership tracks: Nurse Practitioner Leadership, Executive Administrative Management, and Public Health Nurse Leader. The PhD program, which falls under the Health Science Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, prepares clinical nurse scientists to pursue research or faculty positions.


Staying on the cutting edge in academia requires the vision, knowledge, and hard work of administration and faculty through the Committee on Undergraduate Studies and the Council on Graduate Studies. During the last decade, the school has had two Associate Deans, one for the Undergraduate Program and another for the Graduate Program. Dr. Beverly Robinson was at the helm of the Graduate Program until her retirement in 2010. Dr. Brenda Jackson served as Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program from 2001 to 2007. Dr. Suzanne Yarbrough steered the undergraduate program through major revisions and new program development from 2007 until her retirement in 2012. Then a single Associate Dean fror Academic Affairs position was created and filled by Dr. Ilene Decker who brought extensive experience in both undergraduate and graduate education from an international perspective.



Center for Simulation Innovation The impact of technology on education in recent years has been phenomenal. If you have been out of the school environment more than 10 years, you might be astonished at the learning resources available for learning new material and acquiring technical skills. One of the largest evolutions in nursing education has been in the traditional skills laboratory. In the past, teaching assistants guided small groups of students through the steps of skills using manikins. Students repeated the skill until their performance was acceptable. This was a time-honored strategy that was the best we had for decades. The Learning Lab of yore has been transformed into a 7,281sq. ft. state of the art Center for Simulation Innovation (CSI) that integrates high-tech manikins into high-fidelity environments. Manikins can be programmed to replicate various clinical situations, and to respond to the students interventions. The obstetric model, Noelle, actually delivers an infant manikin. Not only the manikins are realistic, the setting is very much like the health care settings where students will eventually be providing care. The School of Nursing has a “virtual hospital” with an ambulatory care suite, a medical-surgical unit, intensive care unit, trauma center, maternal/ child center, and pediatric care suite. Sophisticated scenarios can be programmed to provide student practice in assessment and decision making as well as technical skills. Instructors can unobtrusively observe and videotape students’ actions as a teaching tool. Students are able to see themselves in action and make corrections as needed. The advantages of this new learning environment for the student include the opportunity to practice with no risk to live patients, the ability to perform in a realistic physical setting, and the ability to see the outcomes of their interventions. Advantages for faculty include the opportunity to assess students’ strengths and weaknesses before entering the clinical setting, the ability to manipulate the scenarios in countless ways so that students can be confronted with multiple challenges. Research has shown that simulation is superior to traditional skills laboratories in student satisfaction, student-teacher interaction, and student engagement. The Director of the CSI is Teri Boese, MSN, RN. Ms. Boese is co-founding president of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Nursing Simulation and Learning. She is a pioneer in the field having developed many of the international standards for simulated education. This exceptionally well designed and equipped simulation center occured because of the exceptional community partners. The center’s partners were the University Health System, a major contributor and uses the CSI to orient new nursing staff, the U.S. / Economic Development Administration, Methodist Healthcare Ministries, Kinetic Concepts Inc., the family of Ruth Ann Baldwin, HRSA, Donna Block, and the School of Nursing Advisory Council. Without the community partners vision and the vision of the faculty, this project would not have come to fruition.









OPPOSITE PAGE: CSI staff (left to right) Sandra Weeks, Laura Ecuyer, Lou Ann Click, Teresa Boese, Nancy Rodriguez, Sandy Schwenke and Suzette Dooley. 1. Surrounded by dignitaries and donors, Dean Eileen Breslin and Dr. Kenneth Shine, Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs cuts the ribbon to open the new CSI. 2. Ms. Willie Hayek, former Learning Lab Director, welcomes the family of Ruth Ann Baldwin, a former lab teaching assistant. The family made a generous donation to the CSI in memory of Mrs. Baldwin. 3. Teri Boese, CSI Director, guides students in the CSI. 4. Long-time CSI staff include Lou Ann Click, Nancy Rodriguez, Laura Ecuyer and Fred Boord. 5. UTHSCSA President Dr. William Henrich celebrates the grand opening of the CSI. 6. Ms. Donna Block’s generous donation funded a control center in the CSI.



A Diverse Workforce for A Diverse Population When San Antonians meet people from within and outside the U. S., they get used to hearing: “I LOVE San Antonio!” It is not only a popular tourist destination, but also a popular place to live. San Antonio is now the seventh largest city (by population) in the U.S., and the second largest city in Texas. Of the 10 largest cities in the U.S., San Antonio had the greatest percentage increase in population (4.2%) from 2010 to 2012. The multicultural populace is part of the charm of this city. Sixty-three percent of the population is Hispanic or Latino, 27% White, 7% Black or African American, 2.4% Asian, and 0.9% Native Americans. 3.4% identify themselves as biracial or multiracial. In addition, we have welcomed refugees from around the world. As health care providers, this is the population we care for. In recent years, the SoN renewed its commitment to prepare graduates to deliver sensitive, compassionate care to all individuals, embracing differences in race, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability. This commitment initiated a process that began with examination of our core values and cultural expectations. The process was facilitated by Organization Development Consultant Dr. Kikanza Nuri-Robins. Dr. Nuri-Robins conducted a series of workshops for faculty and staff aimed at building cultural proficiency. Cultural proficiency is evident in the fabric of the SoN from the recently revised curriculum to the scholarly work of faculty. Dr. Peter Guarnero is studying health promotion behaviors among young men of color. Dr. Socorro Escandon and Virginia Ramirez have founded Dos Generaciones, Un Camino (Two Generations, One Road), an organization that empowers members to advocate for community change. Dr. Karine Crow continues her work with the Native American community. Dr. Adelita Cantu has conducted a study to determine why older Mexican-Americans do not eat as healthily as they should. Dr. Jill Hayes took a group of undergraduate students to a Navajo reservation in Arizona for an immersion experience. Dr. Norma Martinez-Rogers’ programs to increase the recruitment and retention of minorities in nursing serve as a national model. Young teen girls from South and East San Antonio have attended Dr. Martinez-Rogers’s Health Camp to learn about health professions and the opportunities that are available to them. Dr. Linda Porter-Wenzlaff launched an effort to infuse cultural proficiency throughout the HSC. She succeeded in having the Multicultural Calendar added as an ongoing feature to the HSC webpage. The calendar is an educational tool that incorporates holidays, celebrations, and key historical events in countries around the world. Among the many partners of the Center for Community-Based Health Promotion in Women and Children are the Familias en Accion Community Collaborative Council, American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions, Por Vida Academy, and Las Mujeres Nobles de Harlandale. International activities foster cultural proficiency beyond the familiar boundaries and people of South Texas. In 2011, SoN faculty were invited to present a panel discussion on “Transforming the Culture of a School of Nursing” at the Fifth Annual Cultural Proficiency Institute in Huntington Beach, CA. In June 2014, Dr. Norma Martinez Rogers will be holding the inaugural Cultural Inclusion Institute: Promoting a Culture of Inclusion in Healthcare to develop strategies for integrating cultural inclusion into healthcare professional practice.

The multicultural populace is part of the charm of this city. Sixty-three percent of the population is Hispanic or Latino, 27% White, 7% Black or African American, 2.4% Asian, and 0.9% Native Americans. 3.4% identify themselves as biracial or multiracial. 18





OPPOSITE PAGE: The annual American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions 5K walk/run fundraiser. 1. Dr. Kikanza Nuri-Robins (center) conducted a series of workshops to help faculty and staff build cultural proficiency. 2. The Multicultural Calendar was added to the UTHSC home page. It provides information about year-round cultural holidays and events. 3. Dr. Nuri-Robins discusses cultural proficiency with students.



Juntos Podemos As a nursing faculty member, Dr. Norma Martinez-Rogers observed that program completion rates for Hispanic nursing students fell below the rates of their peers. To address this problem, she designed Juntos Podemos (“Together We Can”), a mentoring program designed to assist students by reducing the negative effects of educational and social disparities that some experience in nursing school. In 1999 with $5000 in initial funding, the program was launched. Subsequent funding by the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) has allowed the program to flourish and grow. Juntos Podemos is voluntary and open to all students. Students who have successfully completed their first semester in the nursing program and meet specific requirements can apply to become mentors. Each mentor is trained to work with a protégé, and in turn, is mentored by an upper level student throughout their program of study. Mentors and protégés are paired on the basis of some common personal or background characteristics. Mentors not only provide tutoring, support, and encouragement, but also counsel protégés in skills to enhance their success. They advise protégés to use the many other resources available to them. Mentors receive a small stipend to help with their educational expenses. Whereas academic success is an important outcome, participants also develop leadership skills and greater cultural proficiency. The program has grown from 20 Hispanic students to embrace hundreds of students from many cultures as both mentors and protégés. A remarkable 98% of the students who participate in Juntos Podemos are academically successful. Because of the success of this program, it is being used as a national model to improve outcomes for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The program has grown from 20 Hispanic students to embrace hundreds of students from many cultures as both mentors and protégés. A remarkable 98% of the students who participate in Juntos Podemos are academically successful.








OPPOSITE PAGE: Norma Martinez-Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Project Director of Juntos Podemos (inset) and Juntos Podemos staff Daisy Ornelas and Veronica Hernandez. 1. Dr. Rogers with students at a cultural proficiency conference. 2-4. Juntos Podemos Awards photos, Jillian Cornman, Gino Benavides and Victoria Flores. 5. Dr. Rogers interacting with Juntos Podemos students. 6. Dr. Rogers and nursing students provide instruction in the CSI to young girls participating in the Health Summer Camp.




International Connections Nurses around the world share a bond of caring and concern for the well-being of humans everywhere. A focus on international connections has flourished in this decade under the guidance of Dr. Kay Avant. Agreements have been formalized with Schools of Nursing in: • Thailand • Mexico: Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon • Mahidol University • Australia: Deakin University • Thammasat University • Turkey: Yildirim Beyazit University • Chiang Mai University • Finland: University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio • Saudi Arabia: King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences The rigorous program of study makes it difficult for nursing students to engage in international experiences during the academic sessions. Therefore the School of Nursing has offered these opportunities primarily through service learning projects that earned course credit in the summer or between sessions. Selected groups of undergraduate students have had immersion experiences in Guatemala where they developed language skills, participated in health care services, and gained an appreciation of life in another country. A select group of accelerated track students was able to complete their required clinical immersion hours in Guatemala. This unique experience was possible because of a partnership with a service organization. The students worked with an interprofessional team of volunteers, preceptors, and local health care providers to deliver supervised community and primary health care to the indigenous Mayan Indian populace. This educational experience has a profound effect on students, inspiring them to embrace cultural sensitivity in providing safe care, building their understanding of the unique health care needs of a vulnerable population, and demonstrating on a small scale the globalization of health care. Health Science Centers are centers of knowledge development and faculty not only discover new knowledge, but they also must disseminate what has been learned. International conferences provide a venue for nurse scientists around the world to share advances and to network with colleagues. The School of Nursing is supportive on faculty attendance at international conferences, and seeks funding through various mechanisms to support this activity. Meetings attended by faculty in recent years include: • Sigma Theta Tau International, Australia where 3 faculty presented papers • Global Health Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand where 6 faculty presented papers or posters. • Nursing Informatics 2012 conference in Montreal, Canada attended by one faculty and one student. Undergraduate student Jennifer Browne was recognized for Best Student Paper. • International Association of Human Caring attended by 3 faculty and one DNP student. Dr. Gail Williams is Immediate Past President of the organization. • Thailand International Research Conference attended by 2 faculty who presented papers The HSC and the School of Nursing attract numerous international visitors each year. These visits build collegial relationships that bridge cultural and political barriers. International visitors hosted by the School of Nursing in recent years included the Deans and International Directors of UANL and Chiang Mai, Postdoctoral faculty from Deakin University—Brisbane, and the Dean of the School of Nursing at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences in Saudi Arabia. International connections allow for collaboration and sharing of resources for teaching, service, and scholarship. They enrich and broaden our perspective while breaking down stereotypes and barriers. 22





OPPOSITE PAGE: Dean Eileen Breslin signs a MOU agreement with representatives of King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. 1. Dr. Kay Avant (seated left) and Dean Eileen Breslin (seated right) along with faculty members Dr. Lisa Cleveland, Herlinda Zamora and Janis Rice tour Chiang Mai University Hospital. 2. SoN faculty participate in an international conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 3. Dean Breslin with international colleagues in Mexico City. 4. This hospital in Guatemala was the setting for a student international experience.




Department of Lifelong Learning In 2012, the former Continuing Education Department at the School of Nursing was renamed the Department of Lifelong Learning (DLL) to reflect the philosophy that “learning is a lifelong, self-directed process encompassing the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains.” The DLL has continued to flourish by offering a variety of exciting, accessible, professional, state of the art, quality programs to meet the needs of the nursing community throughout the nation and is developing online continuing education programming for the future. In collaboration with various professional organizations, the DLL has hosted regional, national, and international nursing conferences. Because of the comprehensive services offered by the DLL, organizations are confident that their programs will be first class. The Annual Meeting of the International Association of Clinical Stimulation and Learning grew from 250 to over 1,000 attendees when the organization partnered with the DLL for the meeting. The RN Refresher Course is the only university-based course in Texas. An expert in online learning was utilized to assure that best practices were applied. The course is available to local nurses as well as those from the Dallas/Ft Worth area who complete the content review online and the clinical components at USMD Hospital at Arlington. The DLL is seeking to partner with a healthcare facility in the Houston area to support nurses in that area. Between 2010 and 2013, 47 students completed the program. An article regarding student demographics and the community outreach has been submitted to the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing and is in 2nd review. The DLL has a legacy of dynamic leaders and superb staff who have built and maintained it as a self-sustaining entity. From 2001 to 2012, Rose Tierney-Gumaer served as Director. Under her leadership, the department grew from one part-time Nurse Planner to 3 full time staff (Director, CE Coordinator, Administrative Assistant) and a part-time planner. The income generated by DLL programs have been used for faculty development. Upon the retirement of Ms. Gumaer, Laura Alvarado, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, stepped into the Director position. Ms. Alvarado retired from the U.S. Air Force where she had served as Vice Commander and Chief Nursing Officer at Wilford Hall Medical Center and as Dean and Commander of the U. S. School of Aerospace Medicine. She brings 34 years of experience in clinical, executive, and consultative roles to the DLL.

The DLL has continued to flourish by offering a variety of exciting, accessible, professional, state of the art, quality programs to meet the needs of the nursing community throughout the nation and is developing online continuing education programming for the future. 24


5 OPPOSITE PAGE: Department of Lifelong Learning staff (left to right) Cynthia Gutierrez, Laura Alvarado, Joyce Borgfeld and Sherece McGoon. THIS PAGE: Department of Lifelong Learning staff embrace the spirit of the programs, the venues, the presenters and the participants.



Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (1999, p. 3) defines scholarship in nursing as “those activities that systematically advance the teaching, research, and practice of nursing through rigorous inquiry that : 1) is significant to the profession; 2) is creative; 3) can be documented ; 4) can be replicated or elaborated; and 5) can be peer reviewed through various methods”. Using Boyer’s model, the School of Nursing supports the scholarship of teaching, discovery, and practice/engagement. Even though we address scholarship as one of three missions, the vision of Dr. Carrie Braden, Director of the Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship, is that the three missions are best advanced by faculty who combine their practice, teaching, and scholarship to develop their “area of wonderment”. Colleagues and students of Dr. Braden know this phrase well. When seeking guidance from Dr. Braden, she begins by asking what they wonder about and helps the individual frame that “wonderment” as a researchable question. The Wall of Knowledge, located in the hallway adjacent to the ONRS, provides a framework to classify and display faculty scholarly foci. The School of Nursing is an integral part of an internationally recognized academic health center (AHC) that is a site for a funded Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA), Institute for Integration of Medicine and Health (IIMS). Interprofessional research collaborations are strongly supported by the IIMS. The ONRS occupies a large suite on the second floor of the SoN. The staff provides support to faculty and students at every stage of the research process. They also assist with manuscript and poster preparation to ensure dissemination of important findings. Between 2007 and 2010, the office supported the submission of 61 proposals by 22 different faculty with a 54% success rate yielding over six million dollars in awards. Dr. Braden works with the Committee on Faculty Scholarship to select recipients of the Dean’s Award for Scholarly Pilot Projects. Beginning in 2013, faculty had the opportunity to apply for a Catalyst Award which will support pilot work to propel the recipient to an NIH grant proposal. The Scholars Program provides a mentored research experience in which undergraduate and graduate students participate in faculty research. Scholars attend programs open to all faculty and students at noon on Fridays. Participants have the opportunity to share their work, seek input on ideas, and learn new skills for research. Students may also earn elective course credit for their work. The Knowledge Exchange Market was a novel continuing education program offered in 2012. Dr. Paul Cook, Director of the Center for Nursing Research at the University of Colorado Denver was the keynote speaker. Participants then toured a “marketplace” featuring proof of concept/best practice abstracts and presentations including posters, videos, and narratives.









OPPOSITE PAGE: ONRS staff (left to right) Jason Hill, Bruce Paper, Dr. Carrie Braden, Alicia Hernandez and Bina Prakash. 1. Alicia Hernandez, Dr. Carrie Braden, Bina Prakash and Bruce Paper. 2. Alicia Hernandez and Bina Prakash enjoy the ONRS Holiday Open House. 3. Knowledge Exchange Market keynote speaker, Dr. Paul Cook, with Dean Eileen Breslin and Dr. Carrie Braden. 4. Students present their posters at the Knowledge Exchange Market. 5-6. ONRS Quilting Session 2008. 7. Bina Prakash, Delana Gonzales and Dr. Carrie Braden work together on the MESA grant project.




Center for Community-Based Health Promotion in Women and Children The Center for Community-Based Health Promotion in Women and Children employs an innovative model of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). CBPR unites community partners and academic researchers to address needs identified by the community. The process involves sharing power, establishing trust, fostering co-learning, and enhancing strengths to ultimately build community capacity. The center mentors community members, faculty and students in research and funds pilot studies for CBPR. Community partners include: • Familias en Accion Community Collaborative Council • American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions • Las Mujeres Nobles de Harlandale • The Prosumers • Haven for Hope • Alpha Home • Por Vida Academy Examples of center projects follow: Dos Generaciones, Un Camino/Two Generations, One Road is led by SON faculty Dr. Socorro Escandon and Virginia Ramirez, Center staff and Founding Coordinator of the Southside Las Mujeres Nobles de Harlandale, an organization that empowers its members to advocate for community change. Dos Generaciones/Un Camino strives to prepare young girls to seek and succeed in higher education. Understanding Health Promotion Behaviors Among Young Men of Color is led by SON faculty Dr. Peter Guarnero and Daniel Pineda, Center Staff, and the American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Mission. This study engages young Latino/Hispanic/Native American men to identify critical information needed to create a culturally and contextually relevant sexual and reproductive health promotion program. Recovery: Initial Phase of a Community Based Participatory Action Project Partnering with Women Living in Homelessness is led by SON faculty Dr. Rebecca Bonugli and Haven for Hope, a transitional homeless shelter in San Antonio. The study is exploring the personal experience of recovery as perceived by women who have experienced it with the goal of developing a recovery intervention specific to homeless women. Dr. Janna Lesser is the director of the Center. Under Dr. Lesser’s leadership, numerous successful projects have been implemented. Her work has been published in numerous data-based articles. Dr. Lesser has received federal and state funding to support her work. Her enthusiasm and tireless dedication to engaging marginalized and disenfranchised groups is inspirational. 28


OPPOSITE PAGE: Community members staff: Daniel Pineda, Anna Cano, Bertha Ovalle (not pictured), Virginia Ramirez (not pictured) and Faculty: Socorro Escandon, Dr. Janna Lesser, Martha Martinez (not pictured) and Rebecca Bonugli (not pictured). THIS PAGE: The Center works with community partners to address a variety of needs.



Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice

The Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice (ACE; was established as a Center of Excellence for the School of Nursing in 2000 with initial funding from the Department of Family Nursing, the University Hospital System, and the VA VERDICT program. The purpose of ACE is to advance cutting-edge, state of the art, evidence-based practice (EBP), research, and education within an interprofessional context. By turning research into action, the ACE strives to improve health care, patient outcomes, and patient safety. The specific objectives of the center are to: • Advance evidence synthesis, translation, integration, and improvement science • Furnish a venue for interprofessional evidence-based methods and practice • Facilitate transfer of health care knowledge to nursing and other health care practices • Encourage, facilitate, coordinate, and conduct research and interprofessional team investigation in the field of evidence-based practice and quality improvement • Provide education in evidence-based practice through undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and continuing education programs The work of the ACE is accomplished through collaboration with the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) and its partners, the South Texas Veterans’ Health Care System in San Antonio Center of Excellence (VERDICT). The ACE team collaborates on numerous grants and projects with the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Academy Health, and Institute of Medicine (IOM). ACE has garnered over $10 million to conduct research and projects for quality and safety. Projects focus on EBP uptake in tobacco cessation, childhood obesity, the science of team science, and systems performance improvement. Twelve years of professional development programming has touched an estimated 10 million patients through attendees from across the globe. The ACE Star Model is adopted by scores of healthcare agencies and structures the national consensus on EBP competencies in nursing. ACE is the home of the Improvement Science Research Network (ISRN;, a national research infrastructure that supports interprofessional studies in improvement and safety. ISRN developed the first stakeholder research priorities in improvement science in the world. ISRN is recognized by AHRQ as a Practice-Based Research Network and part of the IIMS. Members of ACE have been appointed to the international hall of fame in nursing research and serve as the UT System Chancellor’s Health Fellow in Healthcare Delivery Science. 30







OPPOSITE PAGE: Kathleen Stevens, EdD, RN, FAAN, Director of the Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice. 1. Dr. Stevens with students attending the Summer Institutes on Quality Improvement. 2. Darpan Patel, PhD, Assistant Professor/Research in ACE and the SoN. 3. Frank Puga, PhD, Assistant Professor/Research in ACE and the SoN. 4. Dr. Stevens with nurse leader Dr. Imogene King. 5. The ACE provides resources for faculty and students to explore evidence-based practice and quality improvement.



Faculty Scholarship A measure of faculty productivity in the university is the extent to which knowledge is disseminated through myriad professional channels. During the current decade, the SoN has been extremely well represented in refereed journals, abstracts and presentations at professional meetings, books and book chapters, and numerous other venues. A listing of all these products would exceed the limits of this booklet. However, a review of faculty vitae between 2004 and 2014 provides a snapshot of scholarly productivity. Highlights are: 589 articles were published in professional journals. These journals spanned an array of specialties. Among the journals represented were: The Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Journal of Holistic Nursing, Western Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Advances in Nursing Science, Perioperative Nursing Clinics, International Journal of Nutrition, Southern Online Journal of Nursing and Health, Public Health Nursing, Journal of Multicultural Nursing and Health, Critical Nurse Specialist, Journal of Adolescent Health, Topics in Emergency Medicine, Journal of Emergency Nursing, Journal of Nursing Measurement, MedSurg Nursing, Pediatrics, Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, Neuropsychopharmacology, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Nursing Outlook, Women’s Health Care, Journal of Nursing Education, and International Journal of Human Caring. Faculty was well represented at professional meetings around the world. Some of the meetings at which faculty presented their work were: Innovations in Health Science Education Conference, Western Institute of Nursing Research, American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Conference, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Southern Nursing Research Conference, Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice, American Society of Neurochemistry, Center for Biomedical Neuroscience, International Association for Human Caring, Anxiety Disorders Association, State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, International Symposium on Nursing Intervention Research, World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, IUSTI-Europe Conference on Sexually Transmitted Infections, World Psychiatric Association, Qualitative Health Research Conference, National Gerontological Nurses Association, International Nursing Administration Research Conference, and the AHRQ Annual Practice Based Research Network Conference. Twenty-two books and 76 book chapters written by faculty were published. These works are used around the world by nursing students, educators, and practicing nurses. In addition, faculty often are invited to speak to groups of nurses, other professionals, and lay audiences at local and regional events. These opportunities are important because they deliver current knowledge from academia to direct care providers, patients, families, and lay caregivers. The dissemination of knowledge for application to practice is being vastly changed by the use of electronic resources. The lengthy process of manuscript submission, review, and publication has been shorted considerably. The availability of online journals means that the bedside nurse, the student, and the educator have access to professional literature at their fingertips. The SoN faculty has made and will continue to make important contributions to the scholarship of nursing with the goal of providing the best care possible.



OPPOSITE PAGE: Faculty members Mary ‘Kelly” Dunn, PhD, RN, Adrianne Linton, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Roseann Vivanco, MSN, RN, preparing for the SoN graduation ceremony. THIS PAGE: Faculty bring the latest innovations to the lab, the classroom, clinical practicum and practice.




UT Nursing Clinical Enterprise In September 2009, the UT Health Science Center’s School of Nursing created the Office of Practice and Engagement (OPE) and recruited Julie Cowan Novak, DNSc, RN, CPNP, FAANP, FAAN, as Vice Dean for Practice and Engagement. The OPE’s mission is to integrate discovery, diversity and delivery in a research and learning laboratory where evidence-based practice and education occur. Under Dr. Novak’s leadership, the OPE has fostered the growth of clinical science and the UT Nursing Clinical Enterprise (UTNCE), which operates on-campus facilities for students and employees as well as community-based clinics. “The UTNCE is committed to providing an accessible, high-quality and effective system for individuals, families and communities,” said Dr. Novak, who also serves as executive director of the UTNCE. At the Student Health Center, UTNCE provides a range of health services to more than 3,100 students. Through online student surveys and regular meetings with student organizations, Dr. Novak and her team are able to continuously improve the service and care they deliver. Recent enhancements have included renovations to the waiting room and extended hours each day; an evening pediatric clinic for students’ children is currently under development. In November 2010, Dr. Novak and her team created the Employee Health and Wellness Clinic. In addition to providing employees with comprehensive health and wellness services, the clinic offers monthly health promotion and disease prevention initiatives on topics such as heart health, smoking cessation, weight and stress management, and healthy eating and activity together (HEAT). The UTNCE also provides health care and child health services at two community-based clinics: AVANCE Head Start and Healy-Murphy Alternative High School and Daycare. In response to the success of these programs, AVANCE partners have asked Dr. Novak and her team to expand their services to other San Antonio and rural Head Start sites. Across its four clinics, the UTNCE provides care to more than 10,000 individuals. Three of the four clinics are designated for Medically Underserved Populations. “In addition to delivering high-quality, compassionate care to our patients, the UTNCE clinics enable students from the schools of nursing, medicine, dentistry and health professions to perform clinical rotations while enjoying diverse community service learning experiences,” Dr. Novak said. “These settings serve as rich learning laboratories where interprofessional collaboration, outstanding clinical care and sustainability of the health home model are emphasized.” Not satisfied with resting on their laurels, Dr. Novak and her team have several projects in the works designed to increase the services they deliver as well as the number of patients they serve. They are currently developing a proposal to partner with Head Start to establish additional Health Homes, and after an intense three-year pilot they recently received UT System approval for the Nursing Faculty Practice Plan. Meanwhile, Dr. Novak regularly applies for grant funding that would allow UTNCE’s clinics to expand their patient base at each clinic and provide additional nurse practitioners to integrate behavioral/mental health into primary care.






OPPOSITE PAGE: Dr. Julie Novak assesses a patient in the Student Health Center. 1. UT Nursing Clinical Enterprise: (left to right) Lindsay Younger, APRN, FNP-C, Julie Cowan Novak, DNSc, RN, FAANP, FAAN and Priti Doshi, MSN, RN, FNP-C, lead. 2. The Employee Health and Wellness Center celebrated its grand opening in 2010. 3. Priti Doshi, Lead Nurse Practitioner, confers with a nursing student in the Student Health Center.

Dr. Novak and her team have been awarded over $6 million in grants and contracts to link the four clinics through electronic health records and to expand each of the clinics through the care of the children of Health Science Center students, the care of retirees, the growing refugee population, and the parents and grandparents of AVANCE Head Start enrollees. Services at AVANCE and Healy-Murphy will expand from two days per week in 2013, to four days per week in 2014 to five days per week in 2015. The Clinical Enterprise team provides care for 3,100 students, 6,000 employees, and over 1,000 children and their families. Over 15,000 clinic visits were recorded in 2012. This sustainability model of nurse-managed clinics can be provided at one-third the cost of traditional models. The contribution from the UTNCE to the overall School of Nursing budget has grown to 15% over the past four years. As she looks to the future of the school’s clinical enterprise, Dr. Novak is excited about the prospects. “Nurse practitioners have the authority to write prescriptions, are nationally certified in their specialties and are licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing,” she said. “We are confident that through our nurse-led, nurse-managed clinic networks, we have a systematic process for delivering accessible, high-quality and cost-effective health care while achieving continuous quality improvement.” Dr. Novak holds the Thelma and Joseph Crow Endowed Professorship at the UT Health Science Center’s School of Nursing. She has authored numerous grant proposals and has secured more than $25 million in grants to support her research, nursing education, clinical projects and global health care initiatives.



Community Service Learning The Community Service Learning (CSL) model integrates community service with instruction, employs reflection to enrich the students’ learning experience, and teaches social justice. The HSC Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics often provides some funding for faculty and student projects. Among the CSL projects in the SoN are Muevete USA, Healthy Choices for Kids, and the Refugee Clinic.

Muevete USA.

Dr. Norma Martinez-Rogers and Dr. Adelita Cantu developed Muevete USA which was funded by the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and the Coca-Cola Foundation. The project goal is to teach and work at the community, grassroots level with Hispanic youth and their families to develop skills and enhance their ability to make healthy choices that contribute to a reduction in child and adolescent obesity.

Healthy Choices for Kids

Healthy Choices for Kids was developed by Dr. Ruth Berggren, Director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, and nursing faculty Dr. Adelita Cantu. The program uses a variety of interactive strategies to help children learn to make healthy food choices.

Refugee Clinic

Since 1995, more than 5,000 individuals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordon, Bhutan, Burma, Somalia, Sudan, Thailand, the Congo, and Cuba, have been resettled in San Antonio by the Archdiocese of San Antonio Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program. Many of these resettled refugees reside at apartment complexes near the South Texas Medical Center. Recognizing the need of this population for accessible health care services, Community Health Nursing faculty member Roseann Vivanco saw an opportunity to serve the community while providing a unique community health clinical experience. Working with community and partners and other health professionals, she established a Population Health Nursing clinic at Wurzbach Manor in 2009. Ms. Vivanco submitted a grant proposal to the SoN Nursing Advisory Council (NAC) to provide some support for the clinic. The proposal was approved and funded which supported the purchase of health screening equipment and supplies. Initially nursing students conducted weight, BMI, blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol screenings. They took health histories, administered a depression inventory, and assessed nutritional status. The screenings provided baseline data about the health status of the individuals and the population as a whole. The data also served as a basis for planning future interventions and raised researchable questions. Numerous health needs were noted. Medical problems included hypertension, diabetes, asthma, skin conditions, and depression. Other health issues were dental problems and nutritional needs. Some participants were found to have prescriptions that had never been filled. Some homes were infested with bedbugs, lice, and fleas.





OPPOSITE PAGE: Nursing student provides health care services to a refugee population. THIS PAGE. Activities engage the community to promote health and wellness.


Faculty and students realized that the refugees continued to experience health disparities related to: • Language • Cultural differences. • Lack of income from inability to obtain a job • Lack of continued health benefits. • Knowledge deficits regarding use of local health systems and local transportation systems • Numerous barriers to receiving care were identified: • Cultural differences in healthcare beliefs • Language • Folk remedy use • Religious differences (Many of the refugees are Muslim) • Differences in hygiene standards and customs • Nutritional deficits due to lack of money to buy adequate food • Trust issues

The need for additional clinic services and resources soon became obvious. St Francis Episcopal Church offered a larger space that could be used as a clinic, at no charge. Furthermore, they provided the services of a Parish Nurse, Lylith Schneider , RN, PhD. Neighbors Helping Neighbors provided hospitality services such as food, clothing, school supplies, and household goods. A group of churches helped create a community garden for the refugees. Students from the School of Medicine and Physician’s Assistant programs joined, providing medical care with the support of attending physicians 2 afternoons each month. A group of PA students created an educational website for refugees. In April of 2011 the clinic officially came under the umbrella of UTHSCSA’s student run free clinics. This status provided access to renewable supplies and resources. Dental students began dental education and oral cancer screenings. They provided oral care products (tooth brushes, floss), and made referrals to clinics where they practice. Community workers provided translation services. In 2012, Dr. Richard Usatine, Medical School Professor, negotiated with UHS and Methodist Ministries to move the clinic to the Northwest Family Health Clinic at 7726 Louis Pasteur. In 2014, the clinic returned to St. Francis Episcopal Church where it continues to grow and flourish as an excellent example of Community Service Learning. It also serves to remind us of the difference one caring person can make in the lives of others. Ms. Vivanco embodies the HSC commitment to making lives better. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SAN ANTONIO


Honors and Awards

May 2004: Graduate student Elliott Craven was named an HSC Ambassador Scholar representing the School of Nursing.

November 2004: Dr. Kathleen Stevens was named Texas Nurses Association’s Nurse of the Year for her work to improve nursing care through evidence-based care.

February 2005: Dr. Norma Martinez-Rogers was appointed to a HRSA committee to address the shortage of minority faculty in health professions faculty.

May 2005: Donna Garcia was selected to represent the School of Nursing as an HSC Ambassador Scholar

January 5, 2005: At the Presidential Excellence Awards ceremony, Dr. Jeannie Ruiz was honored as the Junior Research Scholar and Laurie Dodge was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award.

January 2006: January 2006: School of Nursing recipients of Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching were Drs. Margaret Bell and Sara Gill.

May 2006: Bevin O’Connor was selected to represent the School of Nursing as an HSC Ambassador Scholar.

June 2006: Lyda Arevalo, MSN, RN, was selected as a Nurse Scholar of the Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) program.

December 2006: Kathleen Reeves, MSN, RN was elected President of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.

Nursing faculty who were members of the first HSC LEAD (Leadership, Education, and Development) class were Drs. Kay Avant, Margaret Brackley, and Adrianne Linton.

June 2007: Dr. Norma Martinez-Rogers was appointed to the American Hospital Association Commission to End Health Care Disparities.

February 2008: Katherine Pavo was chosen to represent the School of Nursing as an HSC Ambassador Scholar.

Sherece McGoon, Conference Coordinator for Nursing Continuing Education, received the HSC Employee Excellence in Service Award.

April 2008: Salaine Smith was chosen to represent the School of Nursing as an HSC Ambassador Scholar.

June 2008: Ms. Nancy Smith Hurd presented a gift of $500, 000 to the School of Nursing. The School of Nursing auditorium is named in her honor.

September 2008: Dr. Kathleen Stevens was inducted as a Fellow in the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education.

October 2008: Drs. Mickey Parsons and Joseph Schmelz were inducted into the American Academy of Nursing.

June 2009: Anna Mendez was selected to represent the School of Nursing as an HSC Ambassador Scholar.

January 2010: Dr. Norma Martinez-Rogers was named an inaugural member of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).

April 2010: Dr. Margaret Brackley was inducted into the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

June 2010: The College Assistance Migrant Program Alumni Association recognized the Health Science Center for

July 2010: Dean Eileen Breslin received the Presidential Award from the National Association of Hispanic Nurses for

collecting the largest number of pints of blood among 113 colleges and universities. The coordinator of the drive was senior nursing student Brandie Bedore. Dr. Adelita Cantu was the faculty advisor. her commitment to advancing Hispanics in nursing.

Dr. Adrianne Linton was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.



May 2011: Dr. Linda Porter-Wenzlaff received the PRISM Award for her work in promoting diversity within the nursing workforce from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The International Nursing Students Association with faculty advisor Dr. M. Danet Lapiz-Bluhm, was selected to receive the Student Government Association’s Community Service Award. The students conducted health screenings for 1,500 underinsured South Texans.

March 2011: Dr. Julie Novak was the recipient of the prestigious Henry K. Silver Memorial Award from the National

Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. The award honors an individual who has contributed to the expansion or improvement of pediatric health care and the advancement of the profession of pediatric nurse practitioners at the national and/or international level.

June 2011: Dr. M.Danet Lapiz-Bluhm received a $17,500 grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to study

July 2011: Dr. Norma Martinez-Rogers received the Janie Menchaca Wilson Leadership Award at the annual meeting

post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.

August 2011: Dr. Norma Martinez-Rogers was awarded 3-year, $600,000 grant from HRSA to support a mentoring program called Juntas Avanzamos (Together We Advance) for recruitment and retention of nursing students.

September 2011: Dr. Norma Martinez-Rogers was invited to attend the kick-off celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in Washington DC. Undergraduate nursing student Leslie Gutierrez attended the event as well.

November 2011: Dr. Kathleen Stevens received the Episteme Award from Sigma Theta Tau International. The award is given for the development of nursing knowledge that has significant benefits.

March 2012: Dean Eileen Breslin was elected President-Elect of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

(AACN). She will serve as president from 2014 to 2016. The association is the national voice for university and four-year college education programs in nursing, representing more than 690 member nursing schools at public and private institutions.

July 2012: Dr. Kathleen Stevens was inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at the STTI

May 2012: Dr. Adelita Cantu received the 2012 Henrietta Villaescusa Community Service Award from the National

July 2012: Dr. Gail Williams was named a recipient of the highly competitive Regents Outstanding Teaching Award.

April 2013: Dr. Azizeh Sowan received the 2013 “Best Nursing Project in the Arab World Award” from the League of

May 2013: Undergraduate nursing student Jeff Tinapay was named a Presidential Ambassador Scholar for 2012-2014.

July 2013: Dr. Sara Gill was named a recipient of the Regents Outstanding Teaching Award for 2013.

International Research Congress in Australia. Association of Hispanic Nurses.

Arab States for her work in bringing evidence-based practice to Jordanian hospitals. Scholars represent the HSC at numerous community events.

October 2013: In recognition of their significant contributions to nursing and health care, Drs. Janie Canty-Mitchell, Sara Gill, and Julie Novak were inducted into the American Academy of Nursing.

Induction as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) is an honor bestowed on individuals who have made significant contributions to nursing and health care. School of Nursing faculty who were FAANs between 2004 and 2014 were: Dr. Kay Avant Dr. Margaret Brackley Dr. Carrie Braden Dr. Eileen Breslin Dr. Jane Dimmit-Champion Dr. Robin Froman

Dr. Sara Gill Dr. Nancy Girard Dr. Norma Martinez-Rogers Dr. Sharon Lewis Dr. Adrianne Linton Dr. Janie Canty-Mitchell

Dr. Julie Novak Dr. Mickey Parsons Dr. Carol Reineck Dr. Beverly Robinson Dr. Kathleen Stevens



Community Connections

Development and Alumni Relations The Development and Alumni Relations team focuses externally to promote and support the priorities of the School of Nursing. The team is committed to facilitating philanthropic support from community members, alumni, corporations and foundations to benefit the mission of the School of Nursing. Throughout each academic year, this team engages supporters through initiatives such as the annual scholarship luncheon to celebrate the connection between scholarship recipients and their benefactors; annual giving appeals to generate sustaining funding for the Dean’s priorities; and the student thank-a-thon to allow students the opportunity to learn about philanthropy through the rewarding process of thanking donors by phone for their support. The team also assists the Nursing Advisory Council in their efforts to connect with the community through events such as the annual Spring Luncheon and Fall Social. In addition to conducting tours and site visits to educate new friends and supporters about the exciting developments within the School of Nursing, the Development team enjoys meeting with alumni and friends to identify their philanthropic goals and assist with their charitable giving plans in support of the School of Nursing. As members of the university’s comprehensive Institutional Advancement team, the SON’s development and alumni relations staff work closely with the Gift Administration and Endowment Compliance teams to ensure that all gifts to the SON are properly stewarded and designated for use based on each donor’s intent. In concert with the Alumni Association Board, Alumni Relations promotes opportunities for alumni to reconnect with their alma mater and fellow alumni. They deliver a range of benefits designed to help alumni stay informed, get involved and become invested in the School of Nursing. E-newletters, the annual Tribute magazine and the alumni webpage keep our graduates up to date on information, activities and events ensuing at the school. HSConnect is an online tool that allows our graduates access to an alumni directory as well as the ability to post class notes so graduates can celebrate each other’s accomplishments. 40




OPPOSITE PAGE: The Annual Scholarship Reception brings scholarship donors and recipients together. 1. Donors and the recipient of the Jennifer Herin Selvester Endowed Nursing Scholarship gather at the 2013 Scholarship Reception. 2. Dean Eileen Breslin visits with scholarship recipients and donors.

SCHOOL OF NURSING ENDOWMENTS Air Force Nurse Corp Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Colonel Jean Migliorino Piccione Endowed Scholarship

Ruth Ann Baldwin Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Colonel Jean Migliorino & Lieutenant Colonel Philip Piccione Faculty Award for Research Excellence in the School of Nursing

Ruth Ann Baldwin Endowment for Nursing Education Sam Barshop Scholarship for Clinical Excellence Bates Medical Scholarship Fund in the School of Nursing Block-Dreeben Endowed Nursing Scholarship Anne Fishburne Briscoe, MS, RN, BSN, BS, ADN, AA, CCRN/Anne Pickens Fishburne, RN Endowed Scholarship in Nursing Education Janey Briscoe Memorial Scholarship Berneice Castella Distinguished Professorship in Aging Research William F. Castella Professorship in Aging Research William & Berneice Castella Distinguished Professorship in Aging Studies

Mary Faye Montgomery Memorial Scholarship Endowment Mary Margaret Moran Scholarship Nursing Advisory Council Scholarship Anita Thigpen Perry Endowment for the Center for Community Based Health Promotion in Women and Children Jane Cheever Powell and Thomas Levin Powell, Jr. Nursing Scholarship Endowment in Honor of Victoria Bolling, RN Jane Cheever Powell and Thomas Levin Powell, Jr. Nursing Scholarship Endowment in Honor of Carol Ann Swartz and Barry Swartz, M.D.

Barbara Warren Cramblet Memorial Scholarship

Patricia E. Miller Reed, Lois A. Miller Cole, Jane June Miller, Warren “Butch” Miller, and Wanda E. Reed Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Thelma and Joe Crow Endowed Professorship

Evelyn Revels Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Hugh Roy Cullen Endowed Professorship in Nursing

Judith and Marven Rosenblum Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Nursing

Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professorship in Nursing

Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital Scholarship Fund in Memory of Taylor Andrew Marceau

Mary J. Ford Endowed Nursing Scholarship Kelley and Pat Frost Endowed Nursing Scholarship Greehey Endowed Scholarship David P. Green Family Scholarship Endowment The Howard and Betty Halff Endowed Professorship in Nursing Excellence for Patient Care Dr. Patty L. Hawken Nursing Endowed Professorship Nancy Smith Hurd Endowed Nursing Scholarship Nancy Smith Hurd President’s Chair in Geriatric Nursing & Aging Studies

School of Nursing Professorship in Aging Jennifer Herin Selvester Endowed Nursing Scholarship Katherine Erdmann Shelby Endowed Memorial Scholarship Amy Shelton & V.H. McNutt Distinguished Professorship in Nursing in Honor of the Nurses of the Armed Forces Leonard and Shirley Sterling Endowed Scholarship for Undergraduate Nursing Carol Ann Swartz President’s Endowed Scholarship for Nursing Excellence Texas Graduate Nursing Education Scholarship

Loretta James Endowed Memorial Scholarship

UTHSCSA Nursing Alumni Scholarship Fund

Dr. Barbara L. Lust, R.N., Ph.D., Colonel, (ret) U.S. Army Nurse Corps Memorial Scholarship

Visiting Scholar in Aging Research Jill Earle Waddy Memorial Scholarship

Harry S. Lynch, Sr. Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Roger L. & Laura D. Zeller Distinguished Professorship in Nursing in Memory of Doris L. Heizer

Peggy Marshall Endowed Scholarship for Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Studies Gifted in Part by CDR Kathryn and LTC Peter Bauer Rosemary Kerr McKevitt & Casandra M. Smith Endowed Nursing Research Award

**As of December 2013



Nursing Advisory Council Since 1983, the Nursing Advisory Council (NAC) has served as a bridge to the community to generate financial resources, influence awareness and develop partnerships that enhance and support the UTHSCSA School of Nursing. The NAC’s vision is to promote excellence in nursing care by supporting baccalaureate and graduate degree programs by increasing community visibility and financial support for the School of Nursing. In the last ten years, the NAC has generated over half a million dollars to support faculty research and student scholarships. The NAC meets three times per year, and hosts a Fall Social and a Spring Luncheon. Strategic planning sessions are conducted every other year so the group has clear goals and a plan on how to accomplish these goals. NAC Goals • Gain financial support for the SON • Create opportunities to improve public awareness of the importance of nursing, nursing education and the school of nursing • Serve as informed advocates in appropriate public and private forums • Support school events and activities • Build relationships to attract, support and retain outstanding students, faculty, staff and administrators Today, the NAC has six standing committees which all assist in reaching the goals. Communications & Outreach Grants & Scholarships Development Special Events Nominations Finance Over the past decade, these Nursing Advisory Council Chairs have successfully led an executive team of committee chairs who are responsible for generating support and funding for the School of Nursing.





1. Louise Beldon 2004-06; 2. Nancy Miller 2006-08; 3. Marie Smith 2008-2010; 4. Gregg Muenster 2010-13; 5. Nancy Loeffler 2013-15




OPPOSITE PAGE: The Nursing Advisory Council is comprised of community volunteers who support the School of Nursing. THIS PAGE: The Annual Nursing Advisory Council Spring Luncheon supports student scholarships, as well as faculty scholarships and grants.

Community Partners 2004-2014

The School of Nursing is an integral part of the San Antonio and South Texas community, providing first-class educational opportunities to meet the region’s need for bedside nurses, nurse researchers, nurse practitioners, and nurse educators. However, the School of Nursing cannot do it alone. Numerous donors generously fund a variety of initiatives in support of nursing; for example, new faculty positions, student scholarships, program development, faculty research and new faculty positions. Space does not permit us to list all of our partners; however, we would like to acknowledge those whose cumulative giving totals $25,000 or more to the School of Nursing. We are ever grateful for their commitment and investment in the future of nursing. ESTATE OF ANONYMOUS AIR FORCE NURSE CORPS FOUNDATION THE ALAMO TRAVEL GROUP, LP AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NURSING AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF NURSING ARMY NURSE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FUND GARY A. BALDWIN HELEN OLIPHANT BATES TRUST MICHAEL & LOUISE BELDON DONNA BLOCK EDWARD L. BLOCK GEORGE W. BRACKENRIDGE FOUNDATION ANNE FISHBURNE BRISCOE DOLPH BRISCOE ELIZABETH HUTH COATES CHARITABLE FOUNDATION BARBARA B. DREEBEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION MARY J. FORD* REBECCA GARCIA-MICHELS GREATER SAN ANTONIO HOSPITAL COUNCIL HOWARD A. HALFF* & BETTY MURRAY HALFF LUCILLE E. HAMILL PATTY L. HAWKEN THE HEAD FAMILY FOUNDATION RONALD J. HERRMANN & KAREN H. HERRMANN



A Salute to Our Military

Since its inception nearly 50 years ago, the UTHSCSA School of Nursing has enjoyed a long-standing, close partnership with the U. S. Armed Forces. Located in Military City USA, the SoN educated scores of military enlisted and officer personnel who have graduated from the BSN, MSN, and PhD programs over the years. Many of these graduates were fully or partially funded by the military departments in which they served. The SoN relies on preceptors in military, veterans affairs, and civilian facilities to make it possible for students to achieve clinical and practicum objectives. With a strong focus on acute, emergency, mental health, perioperative, and critical care, which are prominent focus areas in the military, the SoN provided Masters’ level education for leaders in these fields. Many former students have become outstanding faculty in the SoN. They are proud of the educational opportunities they were afforded, and reflect that they were motivated by role models in the SoN who engendered their desire and ability to teach. Alumni became General Officers, Chief Nurse Executives, Commanders of military medical units, Clinical Nurse Specialists in major trauma centers, and directors of clinical programs and directorates, to name a few. Faculty with prior military service continue to teach in specialty areas at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) and the Defense Medical Research and Training Institute (DMRTI), Fort Sam Houston, TX. Likewise, military emergency and critical care nurses and physicians brought their expertise into the courses. On a global level, the Surgeon General from Estonia and the Commander, DMRTI, recently toured the Simulation Center. The Amy Shelton and V.H. McNutt Distinguished Professorship in honor of nurses of the Armed Forces is a fitting tribute to the School of Nursing and its rich history of partnership with the military.

TOP: Faculty member, Jackie Riley Baker orients Estonian visitors to the CSI. RIGHT: Dr. Carol Reineck counsels MSN student Pauline Swiger.



The Heart of A School: Faculty, Staff, Students S C H O O L O F N U R S I N G FA C U L T Y 2 0 0 4 - 2 0 1 4 NAME Arlene Aliano Cynthia Allison Elizabeth Anderson Lyda Arevalo Roxanne Arndt Kay Avant Natalie Baker Carol Barrera Kathryn Bauer Diana Beckman-Mendez Brandie Bedore Heidi Benavides Andrea Berndt Elizabeth Billingsley James Bland Barbara Blow Teresa Boese Rebecca Bonugli Jannette Boodon-Elliot Joyce Borgfeld Margaret Brackley Carrie Braden Eileen Breslin Connie Brickson Helen Burlazzi Allisa Butler Noemi Cain Laura Campion Adelita Cantu Janie Canty-Mitchell Jane Cardea Rita Carlson Clarissa Carvalho Sharon Chatham Katherine Chiapulis Patricia Clarke James Cleveland Lisa Cleveland Paula Clutter Sandra Cole Mary Compean Patricia Cornett Heleodoro Corona Barbara Covington Georgia Crow

START 9/2007 12/2007 08/2010 1/2000 1/2006 8/2005 8/2010 1/2001 9/2005 5/2007 9/2012 8/2009 1/2007 5/2007 9/2009 8/2013 9/2012 9/2000 8/2010 9/2007 11/2005 7/2000 4/2008 4/2007 9/2004 1/2009 10/2005 9/1992 9/2002 8/2012 7/2006 1/2004 9/2004 9/2006 6/2009 1/2006 8/2009 1/2005 9/2004 1/2004 9/2010 3/2011 8/2008 1/2003 8/2012

END 12/2008 12/2009 8/2011 1/2008 12/2011 8/2013 8/2011 5/2010

1/2012 6/2013 7/2007 12/2005 5/2011 4/2008 8/2003 12/2011 05/2008 5/2008 5/2013 5/2010 12/2012 1/2013 12/2004 12/2010 8/2010 6/2004

NAME START Alicia Cruz 9/2002, 2/2012 Olga Davidson 4/2005 Patti Davidson 9/1976 Ilene Decker 8/2012 Raymond Degenhardt 9/2007 Michelle Denyer 5/2006 Holly DiLeo 9/2001 JoAnne Zimmerle Dispanet 9/2002 Victoria Dittmar 1/2002 Marion Donohoe 8/2012 Mary “Kelly” Dunn 6/2001 Vincy Dunn 9/2004 Socorro Escandon 8/2011 Rebecca Fenton 8/2008 Amanda Flagg 9/2004 Bertha “Penny” Flores 1/2005 Lark Ford 9/2006 Deborah Forman-Lindsay 8/2007 Carolyn Fralix-Gold 9/2006 Robin Froman 1/2004 Martina Gallagher 1/2003 Julie Garcia 8/2008 Rebecca Garcia-Michels 1/2005 Wilson Gatunda 9/2012 Margit Gerardi 9/2005 Darlene Gilcreast 9/2001 Sara Gill 9/1998 Nancy Girard 12/2008 Diane Goddard 9/2009 Melissa Gonzales 8/2005 Kara Goodspeed 4/2009 Phyllis Gordon 9/2007 Paula Gray 3/2009 Rebecca Grizzle 1/2009 Ruth Grubesic 8/2008 Peter Guarnero 1/2011 Lorena Guerrero 1/2004 Rita Hannah 11/2008 Christie Harper 11/2005 Cheryl Hayes 9/1992 Jill Hayes 1/2006 Pauline Hendricks 1/1995 Cherri Hicks 1/2005 Melanie Hobson 9/2007 Pamela Hodges 9/2003

END 8/2011, 8/2012 8/2011 8/2013 12/2007 9/2011 5/2009 8/2013 5/2006 7/2012

8/2007 4/2008 12/2005 6/2012 8/2013 9/2013 7/2010 8/2010 2/2009 7/2009 1/2011 8/2012 1/2011 1/2003 9/2007 1/2003 12/2008



NAME Margaret Humm Brenda Jackson James Jonatchick David Johns Larry Johnson Sandra Johnson May Jones Tamika Sanchez-Jones Linda Juenke Linda Kaufman Sandy Keith Deborah Kendall-Gallagher Gemma Kennedy Pamela Keys Denise Kidder Monica Kincade Barbara King Laura Klein Maryanne Kridner Kimberly Langlinais Danet Lapiz-Bluhm Julie Lavender Dianne Lavin Margo Layman Cheryl Lehman Janna Lesser Sharon Lewis Vanessa Lewis Adrianne Linton Clarissa Lopez Marla Loring Mary Maffei Judy Maltas Margaret Marshall Michelle Marshall Jennifer Martinez Martha Martinez Ricardo Martinez Norma Martinez-Rogers Lesley Mathews Kim McAlister Kimberly McCall Daphne McCollum Nancy McGowan Hilda Mejia-Abreu Mark Meyer Cathy Miller Denise Miner-Williams Karen Mitchell Marissa Molina Penny Morrison Anthia Murray Dorothy Northrup Julie Novak Leia Oberg Maria Ostrander Kristen Overbaugh Barbara Owens Deborah Pallister Mickey Parsons


START 1/2008 9/1998 9/2007 9/2002 12/2012 1/2005 9/1978 1/2013 9/2010 1/2004 11/2005 8/2010 10/2009 9/2002 8/2012 9/2012 8/2008 9/2007 1/2008 1/2009 8/2008 9/2003 1/2011 1/2004 1/2007 9/2003 9/2000 9/2012 9/1977 1/2008 9/2006 9/2006 9/2000 2/2009 1/2004 8/2008 1/2012 6/2007 1/1994 9/2006 9/2006 9/2012 1/2008 1/2004 7/2009 9/2002 8/2011 7/2008 8/2013 8/2010 1/2009 9/1998 9/2012 9/2009 8/2006 3/2009 8/011 9/1997 1/2011 6/2000

END 4/2010 5/2004 8/2006 12/1999 8/2011 7/2011 7/2005 5/2013 12/2010 9/2008 7/2008 4/2009 11/2007 12/2012 8/2008 7/2013 8/2012 1/2011 12/2008 8/2013 8/2013 12/2007 8/2007 8/2012 12/2008 9/2013 7/2006 5/2012 3/2012 7/2009 12/2012 4/2007 8/2013 8/2010 12/2012 8/2013


NAME Deborah Patton Leslie Payne Sylvia Perez Zandra Perez Lee Perry Linda Porter-Wenzlaff Lorrie Powel Mary Kutty Prasad Cynthia Purcell Josie Queen Diane Rankin Susan Rapp Sharon Rappold Pamela Daniels Recto Kathleen Reeves Maureen Reilly Carol Reineck Susan Reiff Frannie Rettig Janis Rice Cynthia Richardson Wesley Richardson Jacqueline Riley-Baker Cathy Robichaux Beverly Robinson Angela Ross Dianne Rudolph Susan Ruzicka Jeanne Salgado Rebekah Salt Joseph Schmelz Karen Walker Schwab Jennifer Selvester Virginia Shaw Lisa Sievers Laurie Singel Laura Sisk Bridget Slattery Carmillia Jean Smith Pamela Smith Mark Soucy Cheryl Staats Rochelle Staten Mary Stephens Jean Stivers Isabell Stoltz Jacquelyn Stovall Ada Tapper Julie Teel Nancy Tena Michael Thille-Vega Joan Thomas Rose Tierney-Gumaer Raymond Troxler Candace Tull Evangelina Villagomez Theresa Villarreal Roseann Vivanco Della Wagner Mary Walker

START 4/2007 9/2005 9/2007 2/2011 1/2004 1/2005 6/2007 9/2012 1/2005 1/2009 8/2011 8/2005 8/2013 8/2013 1/2002 9/2003 9/2001 9/1996 8/2008 9/1995 1/2005 6/2005 8/2010 9/2001 9/2011 5/2010 2/2003 1/2003 9/2013 1/2013 10/2006 1/2013 9/2006 9/2000 8/2008 9/1998 9/2006 6/2011 9/2004 8/2009 9/1997 6/2005* 9/2006 1/2011 1/2010 8/2009 1/2011 1/2009 9/2008 1/2006 9/2004 9/2004 9/2000 9/2006 9/2006 3/2006 8/2008 9/2008 1/2005 1/2003

END 7/2009 8/2010 9/2008 5/2011 12/2010 5/2013 8/2012 5/2009 9/2013 6/2007

5/2004 8/2013

5/2005 5/2009 3/2011 9/2013 5/2009 5/2009

4/2010 8/2010 2013

2/2006 12/2006 12/2013 5/2011 5/2012 3/2012 4/2009 8/2010 5/2005 8/2012 3/2007 4/2012 12/2006 8/2013 9/2013

NAME START Cynthia Wall 2/2009 Rosemary Walulu 8/2010 Linda Ward 9/2000, 2/2008 Stacey Ward 9/2006 Lawrence Washington 10/2007 Patricia Wathen 2/2010 Sherry Weaver 1/2011 Cynthia Weston 10/2011 Beverly Wheeler 1/2008 Catherine White 4/2009 Melinda White 9/2012 Keith Wichinski 8/2012 Dorothy Williams 12/2009 Gail Williams 9/1991 Martha Margarita Williams 1/2010 Kristina Wise 8/2008 Paula Wissman 9/2006 Heidi Worabo 5/2013 Suzanne Yarbrough 10/2007 Lindsay Younger 3/2013 Herlinda Zamora 9/2007 Lisa Zerda 9/2007

END 2/2009 8/2011 8/2011 8/2013

1/2013 5/2010 8/2012

FCHS ADJUNCT FACULTY Gail Brenz David Carroll Nancy Daniels Terri DeLaHaya Ariel DeLLanos Scott Elkin William Ellos Peggy Francis Pamela Mann David Reiff Dianne Rudolph Ruth Stewart Karen Walker­ Margaret Woodtli FCHS CROSS APPOINTMENTS KoKo Aung Terri Boyce Kathleen Buckley Stacey Denver Erica Garcia-Frausto Nancy Kellogg Cervando Martinez Lisa Matasovsky Carolyn McLerran Cynthia Weston Cathy Woodward Stacey Young-McCaughan


2003 – 2004

2009 – 2010

2004 – 2005

2010 – 2011

2005 – 2006

2011 – 2012

2006 – 2007

2012 – 2013

Lynne Connelly Peggy Marshall Cheryl Staats

Lark Ford

Kathy Reeves Carol Deresz

Becky Garcia-Michels

James Cleveland

2007 – 2008

2013 – 2014

Judy Maltas

Mark Soucy

2008 – 2009 Gail Williams



School of Nursing Staff Every organization has its unsung heroes: the individuals whose contributions are vital to the success of the organization yet may go unrecognized. In the SoN every work unit has staff who keeps that unit running smoothly. Some staff have been identified with the areas they support including the Academic Office, Center for Lifelong Learning, the Centers for Excellence, Office of Clinical Nursing Enterprise, Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship, Juntos Podemos and the Center for Simulation Innovation Other vital staff supports the Dean’s Office, Department Offices and the Office of Admissions and Student Services. The SoN is exceptionally proud of the longevity of many staff members. Those who have 20 or more years of service have been recognized below.

Dean’s staff (left to right) Natasha Medel, Alice Gallegos (32 yrs), Rudy Gomez (40 yrs), John Turner

In Remembrance

Loretta James, former Assistant to the Dean of the School of Nursing, passed away Feb. 28, 2013 after a 9 month battle with cancer. She had retired from the SoN in November 2012 after assisting four Deans during 29 years of service. Loretta was a dedicated and loyal employee whose impeccable integrity and passion for excellence guided not only her work in everything that she did, but also guided her moral compass. She was a multi-talented person and an extremely organized problem solver. A saying that she lived by stands out as a wonderful reflection of her personality and character, “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Till the good is better and the better is BEST!”




The Department of Family and Community Health Systems 1. (pictured left to right) Rosa Martinez (27 yrs), Laura Zischke (32 yrs), Lavana Haldy (26 yrs), Sylvia Segal 2. (left to right) Claudia Torres (21 yrs), Dr. Adrianne Linton, Laura Zischke, Lavana Haldy, Sylvia Segal 3. (left to right) Lavana Haldy, Claudia Torres, Dr. Janie Canty-Mitchell, Laura Zischke, Rosa Martinez






The Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management 1. (left to right) Paul Summers, Margie Guevara, Willie Davis, Cindy Ybarra (29 yrs), Cecilia Eggiman, Dr. Carol Reineck 2. (left to right) Olga Salinas, Cindy Ybarra, Carolina Carson, Cindy Hager (30 yrs) 3. (left to right) Cindy Hager, Dr. Elaine Marshall, Olga Salinas, Carolina Carson



The Office of Admissions and Student Services 1. (left to right) Debbie Chang, Brandy Finck, Dr. Hilda Mejia Abreu, Marissa Gutierrez, Cara Steading 2. (left to right) Dr. Hilda Mejia Abreu, Dr. William Henrich The following Associate Deans for Students led the student services efforts of the SoN from 2004-2014: Dr. Bess Stewart (2002-05) (Interim) Dr. Jill Hayes (2006-07) Dr. Linda Porter-Wenzlaff (2007-09) Dr. Hilda Mejia Abreu (2009-13) Ms. Brandy Finck (2013-14) (Interim)

Tribute to Fred Boord

Fred worked for the School of Nursing for 31 years. He was hired in 1982 as an AV Equipment Tech and retired in 2013. Among Fred’s many contributions, he ran the curriculum resource center and housed and provided equipment and support for faculty instructional needs. In addition, he took many photographs and documented memorable moments in the school’s history. Fred’s easy going manner and dry sense of humor endeared him to faculty, students and staff.



Student Organization Leaders Spring 2004 Student Body Organization Kathryn Norton, President National Student Nurses Association Lorna Wright, President Graduate Nursing Students Association Dean Blount, President Class of May 2004 Patrick Dandaneau, President

Fall 2004 / Spring 2005 Student Body Organization Joseph Tiscani, President Graduate Nursing Students Association Christina Leal, President Class of December 2004 Adelita Guerrero, President Class of May 2005 Samantha Pierce, President

Fall 2005/Spring 2006 Student Body Organization Julie Hudson, President Graduate Nursing Students Association Alex Castaneda, President Class of December 2005 Thomas Berry, President/Phillip Baldwin, President Class of May 2006 Darrell Andrews, President/Macie Booker, President

Fall 2006/Spring 2007 National Student Nurses Association Bart Knight, President Graduate Nursing Students Association Theresa Villarreal, President 50


Class of December 2006 Mary DeVries, President Class of May 2007 Amy Valdez, President/Lori Ivie, President

Fall 2007/Spring 2008 Class of December 2007 Elizabeth Erickson, President/Laura Martin, President Class of May 2008 Joseph Novack, President/Stephanie Brhlik, President

Fall 2008/Spring 2009 Student Body Organization Rhonda Choi, President National Student Nurses Association Nathan Jones, President/Kathryn Senneff, President Hispanic Student Nurses Association Anna Mendez, President International Nursing Student Organization Jennifer Manuel, President Nurses Christian Fellowship Laryssa Jones, President Class of December 2008 Kimberlee Nerling, President Class of May 2009 Kathryn Lawson, President

Fall 2009/Spring 2010 Student Body Organization Rhonda Choi, President/Jennifer Pearcy, President National Student Nurses Association Rebecca Rodriguez, President/Kathryn Senneff, President Graduate Nursing Students Association Patricia Bradshaw, President

Hispanic Student Nurses Association Jose Vazquez, President/Maria Wilson, President

International Nursing Student Organization Emily Andry, President

International Nursing Student Organization Jasmine Daduya, President/Jennifer Manuel, President

Men In Nursing Ramon Gonzalez, President/Sean Moore, President

Nurses Christian Fellowship Laryssa Jones, President

Class of December 2011 Christian Doll, President

Class of December 2009 Michelle McNemee, President

Class of May 2012 Cassy Tucker, President

Class of May 2010 Enrique Rivera-Cortes, President/Andrea Faseler, President

Class of August 2012 Kelly Plessala, President

Fall 2010/Spring 2011

Fall 2012/Spring 2013

Student Body Organization Jennifer Pearcy, President

Nursing Student Council Jennifer Cude, President/Jeff Tinapay, President

Nursing Student Council Laura Dietrich, President

National Student Nurses Association Lorraine Ornelas, President

National Student Nurses Association Erin Pedroza, President

Graduate Nursing Student Organization Sharon Hohon, President/Sergio Rivas, President

Graduate Nursing Students Association Patricia Bradshaw, President

Hispanic Student Nurses Association Vanessa Mendoza, President

Hispanic Student Nurses Association Claudia Hernandez, President

International Nursing Student Organization Emily Andry, President/Kelly Gallegos, President

International Nursing Student Organization Winter Honig-Peuziat, President

Men In Nursing Austin Swan, President/Ruben Morales, President

Nurses Christian Fellowship Sylvia Awele Onwuachi, President

Class of December 2012 Stacy Cousins, President

Men in Nursing Ramon Gonzalez, President

Class of May 2013 Jennifer Cude, President

Class of December 2010 Casey Smith, President/Naomi Mechado, President

Class of August 2013 Ruth Crosier, President

Class of May 2011 Theresa Davignon, President

Fall 2013

Class of August 2011 Amber Taylor, President

Nursing Student Council Jeff Tinapay, President

Fall 2011/Spring 2012

National Student Nurses Association Allison Walzel, President

Nursing Student Council Laura Dietrich, President/Jennifer Cude, President

Graduate Nursing Student Organization Sergio Rivas, President

National Student Nurses Association Ashley Collins, President

Hispanic Student Nurses Association Vanessa Mendoza, President

Graduate Nursing Students Organization Deborah Guerra, President/Sharon Hohon, President

International Nursing Student Organization Kelly Gallegos, President

Hispanic Student Nurses Association Yvonne Busbee, President

Class of December 2013 Tanya Micheletti, President





2004 2014

Where Are They Now? Retired faculty member Dr. Mary Edwards has returned to San Antonio and is living at Patriot Heights, a retirement community near the UTHSC. She has assisted some new nursing schools with their curriculum, and teaches on occasion. Dr. Carolyn Gunning retired in 2008 after a distinguished career. She served as Dean of Marshall University School of Nursing, and then at Texas Woman’s University. Her last appointment was as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Texas Woman’s University. She now resides in Denton TX, but is an enthusiastic world traveler having visited such sites as South Africa, New Zealand, England, Norway, and Alaska. Dr. Adrianne Linton retired in 2012 after 35 years on the faculty. She lives in Spring Branch TX and continues writing her textbooks. Dr. Shirley Menard retired in 2005. She has continued nursing by caring for her husband who died in 2011 and her mother. She is enjoying crafts and time with her daughter and granddaughter. Ruth Stewart retired from the School of Nursing but remains one of the busiest people around. She continues to work for her passions: public health, nursing, environmental, and women’s issues. For true relaxation, she enjoys gardening, travel, her cat, and time with friends.

Tribute to Ruth Stewart

As one of the early SoN faculty, Ruth served as historian for many years. She maintained documents and memorabilia related to school milestones in addition to writing and editing previous editions of the School of Nursing History Book. Her efforts in conserving the history have made a significant contibution to the school. She continues to identify and gather artifacts that document the history of nursing and our SoN to preserve them in the Health Science Center Library Archives.



G R A D UAT I O N A N D C O N VO C AT I O N Saturday, May 22, 2004 Laurie Auditorium, Trinity University

Saturday, May 17, 2008 Bill Greehey Arena, St. Mary’s University

Robin D. Froman, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Commencement Address: Connie Curran, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Dialogue on Cancer Graduate Speaker: Sandra Mellor, B.S.N., R.N. Undergraduate Speaker: Frederick H. Scantling, Jr. Sunday, May 22, 2005 Laurie Auditorium, Trinity University

Eileen Breslin, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Commencement Address: Heloise, Internationally Syndicated Columnist & Author Graduate Speaker: Elizabeth Ann Zapata Undergraduate Speaker: Theresa Marie Mote

Robin D. Froman, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Commencement Address: Mr. William Rasco, FACHE, President & CEO of the Great San Antonio Hospital Council Graduate Speaker: Eloy Castaneda, Jr. Undergraduate Speaker: Kathryn Norton Sunday, May 21, 2006 Laurie Auditorium, Trinity University Robin D. Froman, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Commencement Address: Robin Ford Dillard, M.S.N., R.N., Senior Director of Stafford Community Development Graduate Speaker: Mary Katherine Plakovic Undergraduate Speaker: Donna Fernandez Monday, December 18, 2006 Laurie Auditorium, Trinity University Robin D. Froman, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Commencement Address: Laurie Singel, Assistant Professor, Clinical Instructor, UTHSCSA School of Nursing Graduate Speaker: Paul Clark Undergraduate Speakers: Janelle Stewart & Christie Waterman Saturday, May 19, 2007 Laurie Auditorium, Trinity University Robin D. Froman, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Commencement Address: Joseph O. Schmelz, Ph.D., R.N., CIP, Director of Institutional Review Board Graduate Speaker: Theresa M. Villarreal Undergraduate Speaker: Bevin Tara O’Connor Saturday, December 22, 2007 Parman Auditorium, UTHSCSA Robin D. Froman, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Commencement Address: Laurie Singel, Assistant Professor, Clinical Instructor, UTHSCSA School of Nursing Graduate Speakers: Jennifer Herin & Laura Sisk Undergraduate Speaker: Elizabeth EricksonLantry

Friday, December 17, 2008 Parman Auditorium, UTHSCSA Eileen Breslin, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Commencement Address: Daniel J. Pesut, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Indiana University School of Nursing Graduate Speaker: Marie Newcomb Undergraduate Speaker: Jeffrey Benton Sunday, May 24, 2009 Bill Greehey Arena, St. Mary’s University Eileen Breslin, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Commencement Address: Katherine Thomas, M.N., R.N., Executive Director, Texas Board of Nursing Graduate Speaker: April Ferrell Undergraduate Speaker: Kathryn Lawson Friday, December 18, 2009 Parman Auditorium, UTHSCSA Eileen Breslin, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Graduate Speaker: Michelle Johnston Undergraduate Speaker: Jandee Stidom Sunday, May 23, 2010 Bill Greehey Arena, St. Mary’s University Eileen Breslin, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Commencement Address: Colonel Karen L. Weis, Ph.D., R.N., U.S.A.F., NC, Consultant to the Surgeon General for Research; Dean, U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine Graduate Speaker: Ralph Grinnell Undergraduate Speaker: Andrea Faseler Griffin Thursday, December 16, 2010 Bill Greehey Arena, St. Mary’s University

University of Michigan, School of Nursing; Nola J. Pender Collegiate Chair; Associate Dean for Research & Global Affairs Graduate Speaker: Donald Gaither Undergraduate Speaker: Theresa Davignon Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Bill Greehey Arena, St. Mary’s University Eileen Breslin, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Graduate Speaker: Veronica Ann Morales Undergraduate Speaker: Christian Doll Saturday, May 26, 2012 Bill Greehey Arena, St. Mary’s University Eileen Breslin, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Commencement Address: Rosa Maria Gonzalez-Guarda, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.N., B.S.N. Graduate Speaker: Ernest William Prince Undergraduate Speaker: Cassy Delane Appelt Thursday, December 20, 2012 Bill Greehey Arena, St. Mary’s University Eileen Breslin, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Undergraduate Speaker: Stacy Cousins Sunday, May 26, 2013 Bill Greehey Arena, St. Mary’s University Eileen Breslin, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Commencement Address: Antoinette M. Hays, Ph.D., R.N., President, Regis College Graduate Speaker: Sharon Hohon Undergraduate Speaker: Jennifer Cude Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Bill Greehey Arena, St. Mary’s University Eileen Breslin, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Undergraduate Speaker: Tanya Micheletti

Eileen Breslin, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Graduate Speaker: Robin R. Francis Undergraduate Speaker: Casey K. Smith Saturday, May 21, 2011 Bill Greehey Arena, St. Mary’s University Eileen Breslin, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean Commencement Address: Dr. Antonia Villarruel, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Professor,



S C H O O L O F N U R S I N G G R A D UAT E S Summer 2003 BSN Deborah S. Centeno * MSN Linda L. Hill

Fall 2003 BSN Kelle J. Adams Rosanne Aldana Marina M. Antu John Arredondo Michelle L. Baca Rachel L. Balli Kathleen E. Baumbach Kristie Marie Benavides Frances Bietsch Heather Billingsley Shelley A. Botello * Mark S. Brewer Jennifer Brooks Gilliam ** Mandi N. Brown Jessica J. Burden * Amanda L. Carlisle Jared A. Carter Armenia Castellon Amy L. Cauthen Gloria C. Collier  Lorna Elaine Davidsmeyer Amy L. Daylong David Deabreu Martha M. Delgado Liza M. Delvillar * Sachiko Dismukes Evelyn Drzymala Dora A. Estrada Kimberly E. Ferguson Noel F. Ferrer Erica L. Flores Charles D. Foulk Ellena Garcia Veronica A. Garza Alisha Glueck Diana A. Gonzales * Elsa D. Gonzalez * Veronica Grimes * Julia K. Growney Campos * Teri R. Grubbs Shawn M. Guillory April S. Hall Erika M. Hanson ** Lori Henze * Elizabeth Hernandez Cardona * Vanessa Herschell * Jennifer Hinahon Barbara A. Hobbs Holly J. Jamison Katherine Sue Kasch

Cynthia C. Kelly Sheri D. Kennick Kristin C. Kizer Kathleen M. Koepke Smith Wendi Elaine Konomos * Stephanie K. Land Sandra D. Lara * Margaret C. Lawrence Sara M. Lawson Megan E. Lee * Michelle A. Lively Stephanie K. Loera Stacey L. Luera Rosalinda B. Maddox * Gilbert Marquez Fonshay L. Martin Darla Martinelli * Antonio M. Martinez Norma Perez Martinez Michelle R. Maxwell Dana L. McCale * Shirley A. McComas Lyndel L. Mead ** Jennifer J. Meadows ** Lizaida Moreno Nancy B. Munoz Zita Carmen Navarrete Alicia B. Newberry Quiroz Maria Jose Oliu * Tammy K. Orta Wiley B. Paschal Rebecca S. Peet Mayela M. Pena Velinda G. Perez Phylavanh N. Phanhtharath Carlesa D. Pierre ** Cynthia A. Pizzini Sergio Ramos Michelle R. Ransdell Johnnie R. Robbins * Miranda L. Rodriguez Robin Rosas Maria D. Roth Lorraine M. Rush Edith Sanchez Marissa Sanchez Cheryl L. Scott Elizabeth Sikon Keith T. Simmons Samantha Stavinoha Michelle L. Strong Christy Syrcle Tonie Marie Tenoriolytle Vanessa Cervantes Valdez Priscilla V. Vidales Theresa Margarita Villarreal ** Adriana Williams *

Dawn D. Bishop Margit B. Gerardi ° Darla Martinelli Lyndel L. Mead °

Spring 2004 BSN Joseph George Acord Esteban S. Aguirre Sylvia C. Allen Tracylee Amoretti Kelly E. Arana John L. Arbour † Yvette Medina Arnold ** Michele L. Baumann ** Jennifer Billings Dean J. Blount † Tana L. Bonner ** Jennifer M. Boswell Sarah N. Bowers Debra L. Brannen Stacey Lynn Breckons Cynthia S. Brown Mary L. Burke Cynthia A. Burrage Juan A. Bustamante Kelly J. Campbell Jennifer N. Campos Griselda P. Cavazos William Chappell Anita F. Chisnell Elizabeth Covarrubias Patrick M. Dandaneau Shelly J. DeCock Felipe B. DeLosSantos Kelly R. Denton ** Joan Digeorge Cheri Dolloff Cleveland R. Dunlap Eva M. Edwards * April Esquivel Michelle Ann Faulkner ** Gwendolyn L. Fewell Angelica L. Finney Angelo Fiore Amber Galbreath Debra J. Garcia Donna L. Garcia Amparo L. Garcia ** Breaann Vinyard Garcia ** Melissa M. Garza Jonell M. Garza Jennifer J. Geesee Felicia J. Gillin Peter M. Goldbeck ** Tasha J. Gonzales Jessica Gonzalez Cynthia Jane Gonzalez John J. Gorostiza

MSN Kathleen E. Baumbach

* Cum Laude






Stephanie M. Grewe Natalie Ann Guerra Aundrea R. Guess   Shannon Gutierrez   Kara L. Haley   Melissa Nicole Hancock   Rebecca Hernandez   Karlinda Hernandez   Guillermo C. Hernandez * Veronica Herrera   Seth Holloway   Tamara D. Houser   Christina A. Howard   Rebecca E. Jarvis Sonia L. Jimenez Joanna T. Jimenez   Rebecca B. Jones   Donnica Jones   Kathryn Jordan * Michelle Q. Junsay   Tuesday M. Kayongo   Melinda Kiefat Kimberlea M. King   Jamie Lee King   Donna M. Lamoureux   Jennifer M. Lange   Amber Gale Lea   Melinda Ledesma Vickiros R. Legion  Melissa A. Limon   Marie C. Loera   Mark Lofland   Michelle R. Lopez   Kimberly Lucas * Michelle L. MacMahon   Lucy K. Macnak ** Charmaine K. Mainor   Jessica Leigh Marlowe   Rudy C. Martinez   Celida Martinez Vargas   Pamela K. Moynihan * Chrissi Munoz   Marco C. Nicasio   Caroline Rochelle Nims   Corey Arthur Obrien   Ericka S.M. Obryant   Eugenia A. Orhii   Sarah Orozco * Sheree L. Otis Sullivan   Peggy Pais   Lisa L. Payne   Erin E. Pehl   Zandra Perez   Bonnie N. Peyton   Lyndsey Kay Puga   Cheryl D. Rabe   Cathy A. Rasco   Jill A. Resendez   Deborah L. Reyes   Guadalupe Reyes  

** Magna Cum Laude † Summa Cum Laude

° High Honors

Sandra Romo Susan M. Rutkowski Frederick Scantling Yvonne Rose Sendejo Dianna M. Sherrill Kellie S. Skirvin * Quentin Smith Angela L. Tann Natasha A. Thompson Linda Tweedy Till John W.C. Tindall Angelica Cristal Torres Iris S. Torres Amanda Triplett Jessica Marie Valenzuela Christel S. Vasquez Nicole A. Vierus Carol Villareal * Julie K. Wallace Edee Renee Wascher Rebecca A. Westfall Isamari R. White † Kristin Nicole Williams Jane M. Wilson ** Shantell Wyss ** Tiffany N. Young


MSN Sylvia C. Allen   John L. Arbour ° Natalie Barganski ° Neil R. Beckstrom   Clyde M. Biggs   Dean J. Blount ° Ughanmwant Efeovbokhan   Michelle Ann Faulkner ° Amanda J. Flagg ° Modesta Garcia Atwater Kathryn Jordan   Joyce E. Littlefield ° Amy Mallory   Sandra Marie Mellor ° Yolanda Narvaez Edwards ° Raynell R. Odom ° Christiann T. Pagan   Wesley F. Richardson ° Donna B. Schmidt   Alexandria Chyleen Smoots   Maria C. Valle   PhD Susan Andersen Laura R. Munoz

Summer 2004 BSN Catalina Martinez Christi A. Moreno Catherine M. Porter † MSN Karen Winsor


PhD Holly A. Dileo

Fall 2004 BSN Vanessa Acosta Angela M. Agruso Alyssa Alaniz Shayna S. Anderson Valeria Arista Jaclyne Armendariz Michael G. Arroyo Gretchen Maria Avila Cynthia K. Ayers ** Carrie Baez Brian K. Bailey * Christy Marie Bain Jonessa F. Barrios Jackie R. Bender Anna L. Benedictos * Sonal G. Bhakta Lance W. Billings Judith V. Blades * Sibil J. Blee Angela Brooke Blodgett Denise Renee Bourquin Buck Jolene M. Bowman Melanie D. Boysen Lisa Jean Browning Brenda L. Cabrera Shanon Vanacor Candies † Jamie Cano Gomez Danielle M. Cantu Regina M. Cantyne German Carrillo Alex Castaneda Adriel Omar Castaneda Melisa A. Chavez Colleen N. Chisolm Alessandra M Curel Sanchez Amanda N. Davidson Carolina Davila Nicole Dearing Rose M. Deese Julia A. DeLeon Jessica B. Dewey Jack E. Dominguez * Melissa Paula Duron Adelaide Mae Emery Megan Elizabeth Estrada Rachel Ann Faterkowski Christina M. Feller Allison M. Fitzgerald Erin K. Furlong Jesus J. Gandara Sarah N. Garcia Melinda Garcia Johanna C. Garcia Melissa Michele Garcia Diana Araceli Garza Christina Noel George Melissa A. Gomez Celina A. Gonzales

Melissa Araceli Gonzalez Adelita Guerrero Elba B. Guevara Angelica L. Guevara Debra Gay Guthrie Melora L. Hartman Jennifer Lynn Hayden Marie M. Hepline Isabel Vazquez Hernandez Brittney H. Hoch Kristen N. Hood Lija Susan James Stephen N. Jansky Sam Soon Jarvis Nelly Jarzombek † Emily B. Karsholt Holly E. Kimball Nancy Knight Lisa T. Lopez Jodi L. Lutz Kelli Mask Mamadaliyev Amanda Leann Maris Nicole L. Marquez DeLaPlata * Christina R. Mathis Stephanie M. Matthews Dawn L. McArdle † Leisa F. McPherson Monica L. Mejia Julia E. Menchaca Tanya J. Monson Kristina Montemayor ** Jacqueline I. Morales Immaculee U. Murayi Rochele M. Nicolas Wedige ** Brandi S. Oakley Ilda Pacheco ** Zulema Perales * Kari L. Podsim Kendall C. Pounds Robert F. Quitta Kami M. Rapp Jennifer D. Reeves Morgan Bradley Robert Ludrena C. Rodriguez Jennifer Rodriguez Leslie A. Rodriguez Veronica Rodriquez Karen E. Schaefer Tiffany E. Schroller Allison Leigh Shults Bridget A. Slattery Jodie A Smith Lejon P. Teran ** Robert P. Thornhill * Joseph P. Tiscani * Michael L. Tomlinson Vanessa Michelle Tortorice Kathryn Ann Trevino Diana R. Trevino Rhonda Urbanovsky Damian Vazquez * Frances Viera Natalia Elisa Villon Della F. Wagner * Cum Laude

Megan Eva West Miranda Rose Williams Tiffiny Dawn Williamson Laurie Michelle Willis Misty E. Willis Erin M. Witte Fudge Karen D. Woodhull Eleanor C. Ybarbo Robin N. Zielke MSN Sheila R. Lemons ° Deborah J. Mabrey Carlo A. Piraino Suzanne Fly Rue ° Elizabeth J. Tracy ° Daniel B. Villanueva Della F. Wagner

Spring 2005 BSN Richard R. Adams Pearl Pui-Shan Afa Diana L. Aguilar ** Angelica M. Aguilar * Amber Aguilera ** Diane Alvarez Valerie S. Bailey Patricia Diana Harris Baker * Deanna P. Balch * Rebecca K. Barton Natalie A. Basore Lisa G. Bass * Stephanie S. Bayless * Sharon Ann Benavides George Blanton Alissa K. Bolido Nohelani R. Bradshaw Amanda M. Burkhalter † Jeffrey S. Caffey April S. Caldwell Bianca A. Calo Michael A. Campbell Autumn L. Carnesi Eloy Castaneda ** Sarah Castillo † Brian M. Cleary Ramona A. Clegg * Lesley D. Cooper Jessica Torres Corkill Denise Rochelle Covell Claudia A. DeLaGarza Rachel G. Diaz Priti Dipen Doshi Larissa M. Edwards Katherine Espinoza Rachel L. Fagan Laurie Deanne Falcon Allyson L. Feist Rebecca Yvonne Garcia Gina Danielle Garcia Julie D. Gessner Monica H. Gonzales

** Magna Cum Laude † Summa Cum Laude







° High Honors



Melissa Gonzalez * Leah M. Graham Kim M. Gremes * Melissa C. Grimmitt * Kristin L. Hall ** William E. Hartman * Amavi E.S. Hawkins Kristen L. Henze ** Susana Hernandez Daja Hernandez Jennifer L. Hester Amy Grant Hibbetts Ethelyn L. Jackson Melissa A. Jasso Robert R. King Elmer Lacsamana Andrew J. Larson * Clinton Dean Lowe Bonnie Mann † Andrea R. Martin ** Dorothy A. Martinez Bonugli Mandy J. McIntire * Katherine Menager Victoria A. Mendez † Stephanie Shannon Meredith ** Terri L. Miller † Maria E. Miranda Elizabeth Montanez Jacobus Claudia Montejano Rueda Edwin Montemayor * Shelly D. Morton Osvaldo Najera Greg Nakasone Samantha L. Nance Melinda L. Newquist ** Chidi M. Obinani * Camille L. Odom Alexandra L. Orozpe Nancy Pantoja Karen L. Parsons Melissa S. Pascual Purvi Patel Tanja M. Payne Patricia Julia Perez Samantha M. Pierce * Amy E. Pletz Karrie A. Price Rebecca Rafie * Lacy H. Rainey Ana U. Ramirez Nekita Yvette Ramos Valaree A. Remling ** Sarah Reyes Guadalupe R. Rios Vicki J. Robinson Christina Rodrigues Perez Angela Marie Rodriguez † Gloria Hernandez Rodriguez Lovely M. Rosckowff Teri Sanchez Rebecca C. Schiff Amber Schorsch Diane Audrey Serna ** Adria R. Shalom





Deborah A. Sheffield ** Christopher B. Smith Bethany Diane Smyth   Michelle G. Taliman * Kelley C. Teneyck   Jennifer I. Valencia ** Cristina Vandusen   Adriene Nicole Vasquez   Melody R. Verner Veronica De Leon Villanueva ** Cathy W. Wacaser   Rebecca V. Walker   Lisa G. Warren * Jennifer L. White * Callie Marie Whitlock   Matthew D. Whitson   Lauren S. Wilcox   Laurie S. Zamarripa   MSN Angelica M. Aguilar Grace G. Balderas   Gail L. Beaver   Kristin Katherine Benton ° Pamela S. Bonham   Amanda M. Burkhalter ° Eloy Castaneda   Sarah Castillo ° Deborah S. Centeno   Patricia Ann Clarke   Mary B. Griffith   Janet M. Haney   Irma M. Hofmann   Robert R. King   Amanda B. Loquias   Bonnie Mann   Katherine Menager   Terri L. Miller   Karen Noller   Kristen J. Overbaugh ° Carolyn J. Parke   Donna Radcliff ° Rebecca Rafie   Lizabeth M. Reilly Hess   Denise J. Roberts   Kristin L. Sagebiel   Kirsten Schneider   Jennifer M. Shadrock   Deborah A. Sheffield   Magdalena Verduzco DeLeon   Cathy W. Wacaser   Sara J. Washa   Stephanie Zamora   PhD Beatriz Nieto

Summer 2005 BSN David Batter Michael A. Elie Rocky Gutierrez


Fall 2005 BSN Jennifer Arellano Angela Renee Arnold Maria C. Babcock Phillip L. Baldwin * Jose H. Balibalos Michael G. Barba * Maybelyn Rasos Bautista Vikki A. Cox Janet Lorraine Donaldson † Kaeli B. Dressler Amy V. Edwards Rosanna Estrada Natalia Farias Melani I. Fernando Alfred Jose Fischer Joseph R. Flores Manuel O. Garcia Leah M. Garza ** Jorgie A. Gonzales Gaylynn H. Griffin ** Ephstathia C. Gutierrez Dawn Marie Gutierrez Monica P. Hecox † Amy Lauren Henderson Martha E. Herff Silvia C. Hernandez Daniela Gomez Herrera Ligia R. Herring Sarah D. Herrington George R. James Rozmin Badruddin Jiwani ** Arlene R. Johnson Jennifer E. Jonas † Carol T. Lamb † Brooke J. Lehr Jessica Maria Leighton Megan K. Lemus Lizette Lopez Robert A. Lutz Amy M. Lyons ** Steven A. McDonald * Shannon L. McKnight Wilma L. Mieloch Daniel D. Moynihan Nicole Hanelius Nord Anne A. Okeyo † Mary Lou Ortiz * Jose Ortiz Cherry Padilla Marisa L. Parker ** Stacy J. Parkhurst Janine M. Peterson † Vanessa M. Pfeffer † Tatum O. Pilato Diana H. Ponce † Janie Anu Reddy Lindsay Hought Rensberger Andrew M. Rivera Aimee K. Rogers Stephanie Ann Ryan Felicia M. Saenz Crystal M. Sagemuehl

* Cum Laude



Krista M. Silva Maria Danielle Solis Clare Son * Amanda D. Stoddard Mario A. Torres Kimberly A. Turnbo Jamiel Suzette Vargas † Alicia Villanueva Bianca H. Wan Leslie E. Watts Chelsy N. Whitley MSN Gloria A. Davis Kaeli B. Dressler Nancy A. Khan ° Michelle M. Marshall ° Margaret A. Schulenburg Lydia Y. Taylor Christina Cardenas Wei Bambi L. White PhD Denise A. Miner Williams

Spring 2006 BSN Rene Lee Acosta Gail M. Albers Jose G. Amaya   Melisa Babcock   Sara Barrientos   Stevi R. Bates * Thomas L. Berry   Macie A. Booker   Robyn Lea Buhidar   Stephanie J. Campos   Venetia Gale Cantrell ** Kathleen L. Carroll † Rebecca E. Collins ** Marc A. Corpuz   Priscilla Cruz   Sharonda S. Davis   Jenny P. Davis   Nelia S. Doenges † Shawna M. Edens * Desiree V. Escobedo   Amy L. Espinoza   Linda Ferdin † Donna Fernandez † Rebecca T. Fernandez † Julia M. Garcia † Lauren N. Garza Audrey Rae Gil Crystal A. Gonzalez Mirna E. Gutierrez Debra R. Hackler Sarah E. Harris Riki M. Helton** Merideth R. Henkel Green** Nicole M. Hepler Jennifer Lea Herman Megan D. Hinds

** Magna Cum Laude † Summa Cum Laude

° High Honors

Julie M. Hudson * Ashley Nicole Ilseng Mandy A. Landin ** Katrina R. Leonard ** Amy Michelle Lindstrom Lisa M. Livingston Sydne M. Lord   Trang K. Luu Jill N. MacPherson † Priscilla Lynn Maya Amy L. McGee Lisa McKenney Patricia Rose Medel Brown † Alejandro Valdez Mejia Maribel H. Miramontes * Jeffrey B. Moore John W. Mosty Tran T. Nguyen Shanel M. Pilarczyk Mary K. Plakovic † Maria P. Posada Patricia L. Prater * Penny A. Puckett Janet E. Quinn ** Crickett L. Rector   Tracy Lynn Rico ** Judith Rodriguez * Lauren R. Rozacky † Stephanie L. Sanders * Kimberly Ann Sandoval   Christina L. Scallion   Melissa M. Sedillo † Lindsey M. Smith † Selina M. Sosa   Natalie Stroup   Mai T. Ta   Truc T. Tran   Vuong T. Tran   Chesney L. Tschirhart   Lorie A. Vernor   Joanna E. White † Adriane N. Winfield   Katherine M. Winters   Mardi L. Zaeske ** Daniel Zamora   Mary C. Zamora Gutierrez   Dawn M. Zimmermann   MSN Connie Brickson Suzanne Buoye Debra Gail Carr Kathleen L. Carroll Vanita L. Cheeves Deborah A. Clinton Jordan Irene Lopez Coronado ° Kimberly R. Davis Jill Theresa Dickerson Nelia S. Doenges Amparo L. Garcia Kimberly M. Geslak Paula C. Golden Yolanda Bernadette Hall Jill N. MacPherson °


John J. Melvin ° Daryl R. Moczygemba Beverly M. Murray Jana L. Nohrenberg ° Shannon Patteson Mary K. Plakovic Sheryl D. Rabe Rosemary R. Rivas Christina M. Rocha ° Celia Rosales Susan D. Salyer ° Nancy Sandusky Colleen K. Stephens Kelly ° Mireya Vanderslice Kirsten M. Verkamp ° Kristie S. Waddell Pamela K. Wagner Jane M. Wilson Otis D. Wright PhD Penny C Bennett Baird Adelita G. Cantu

Summer 2006 BSN Irma R. Camacho ** Diana Caseres Frederika G. Rivera † Belinda Louise Salsbery ** MSN Diana Caseres

Fall 2006 BSN Leslie D. Acron Raina D. Alejos Juan Amaya ** Anahita Amini Remely Masola Andrzejewski Marisa Argumedo * Brooke Elicia Bacilieri * Brandee Shalese Barnes Jalen R. Bartek ** Jacqueline Beauchamp ** Dara G. Biediger Vera Calhoun Jennifer Carpenter Ashley C. Carter Amanda B. Christopher Stephanie N. Clark † Jennifer Mittler Collins ** Michelle M. Cortez * Christopher Delarosa Jessica Delarosa Marylouise Deleon Cortez Esther A. Estrada Lauren M. Favela Maureen A. Fiecas Courtney Forinash * Jacqueline Garcia


Vanessa M. Garcia Sandra Luz Gaspar * Melody A Gassoway Roxanne Marie Gonzales Audra A. Gonzalez Dongquan Cindy Greenlee Michelle Guajardo Minmin Guan Mary G. Hartman Dynisha Marie Hastings * Megan L. Hildebrand * Lupita P. Hilliary ** Jeanetta A. Hoover Nataliya L. Horner Jeannie Rohmer Howard Anna M. Hunt Anita J Johnson ** Christina D. Jones Hannah M. Kyrisch ** Hung V. Le Maria Litchfield * Traci R. Lohbeck ** Lynnette D. Longoria * Luis Lopez Theresa B. Martinez Michelle D. Martinez ** Treva R. McKnight † Shionna Medrano April L. Mellene Sara Louise Mora Monica Natividad Roxann M. Naud Brian S. Newquist Deborahn Odunze Doris Omosefe Okunbor Vanessa Marie Palacios James L. Patterson Michael W. Patterson Claudia Phillips Teresa D. Phillips Robert E. Phillips ** Chris E. Piatt Rebecca Elizabeth Plemper Maureen K. Popp Brittani L. Pruski * Adalberto Ramirez * Marybelle Ramos Gena L. Reed † Michele D. Reitzer Jamie Lynn Roberts Gina M. Rodriguez Aurora Rosillo Tanya E. Ruder * Fabrice L.A. Seys * Michael E. Shiels Rebecca M. Sinnett Lisa Ann Spurgin Jonathan Alden Stevens Janelle M. Stewart * Angela M. Swilling Hubert Glen Taylor * Tracy Lynn Thelwell † Chu Yong Tucker Jessica Jillian Vela

* Cum Laude

Monica A. Vela * Leeann Waltz Yeo C. Yoon MSN Jamie L. Arnall   Jennifer A. Browne Mary C. Bump Alissa D. Calaway ° Paul R. Clark ° Sheryl E. Cobb ° Tonye P. Cox Miller ° Kelli M. Damstra ° Martha M. Delgado Kaye W. Evans ° Gladys E. Gilmore Melanie A. Hobson Holly J. Jamison Donna M. Lamoureux Laurie A. Lapenotiere ° David G. Mata Dalina D. McCollum Sheree L. Otis Sullivan Charles C. Reed ° Jacqueline K. Riley Baker ° Carol Villareal Leeann Waltz

Spring 2007 BSN Victor C. Adikaibe Navroz Ali Emily Marie Antu * Lorna G. Bariring Jamie Lynn Boren * Tinesha Anne Bostic * Erin A. Broberg Kathryn Louise Brooks Justin Owen Brooks Tamara N. Brown * Aaron M. Carlson Monique T. Cater † Amarie Chambers Lisa A. Corbitt Diane M. Crea * Priscilla Ann Cruz Alyson L. Day * Leticia C. Delacruz * Yvette Cadriel Dickens Bridget Ann Dugan Tracey A. Dugi Natalie D. Ethridge Melissa A. Flores Erica Fonseca * Shelly K. Friesenhahn Sara E. Fullington † Monica Joan Garcia Krista M. Gremmel * Jennifer Ann Hagg † Christina M. Hegman Melissa G. Hernandez * Dallas Hernandez Liza M. Hessbrook

** Magna Cum Laude † Summa Cum Laude





° High Honors



Cheryl A. Holleman Jose Orlando Huerta ** Lori P. Ivie Shannon L. Johnson * Erika J. Juarez Dana Marie Keith Robert Kopec Brian T. Kunz Samantha J. Larios Sarah J. Laue * Elvia C. Llanas Lopez Amanda Kaye Marshall † Veronica Martinez ** Alicia De Lourdes Mata * Alice Medina Amy Nicole Medina Suzann J. Meyers William M. Miller Kimberly M. Murphy Alexandria L. Murray ** Tara J. Neeley ** Michelle Mong Nguyen Bevin T. O’Connor ** Jacqueline Oliver Jennifer M. Patton Carol Duncan Pedersen Jennie Pham Lisa K. Pinola Rebecca Elizabeth Pollok ** Mary Rojas Ramirez Lindsey Nicole Ramos Jennifer R. Reed * Jennifer Rios * Jessica L. Rutledge * Amy Diane Sanchez Cecilia Jo Sanii † Tes E. Sawyer Julia A. Seewann Emily C. Seitz ** Melissa R. Serrano Xiomara M. Shaw Yvonne Kathleen Snyder ** Nicole A. Soto * Jennifer M. Stock Megan A. Sturdevant Jenifer Lacey Swigart ** Kristi L. Taylor Stephanie M. Thomas Castaneda ** Davillia P. Thompson Vanessa Cortez Torres Audrey B. Trejo Cynthia Trejo ** Jorge Anthony Trevino ** Nancy Leal Valenzuela Christopher L. Wallace Blake T. Wetsel Katie A. Wilcoxson Natalie Williams Jill S. Willingham Sarah A. Zigrang MSN Clay S. Adam Haydee C. Adan 







MSN Shamana J. Stevens

Christina Agyin Carrie L. Anderson  Leslye Sunshine Ayers  James K. Bland  Harry C. Bradstreet ° Teresa J. Brown  Jerry Lee Burris  Ophelia Castillo  Jessica M. Castorena  Diane M. Crea  Alyson L. Day  Shannon R. Dougrey  Jennifer S. Edgar ° Mary E. Eilers  Karen T. Enright  Debra Fraley ° Anne M. Fulling ° Diki A. Garcia  Kara Maurene Goodspeed  Wendy S. Harris  Cynthia M. Hernandez  Melissa G. Hernandez  Noirin C. Horgan ° Patricia B. Huff ° Elizabeth Hyslop  Rodelyn M. Khan  Laura M. Klein  Wendi Elaine Konomos  Ann Marie Lazarus ° Amy C. Lewis ° Julie L. Luke ° Fonshay L. Martin  Stephanie A. Mueller  Brandy D. Neely ° Stacy Trang Thuy Nguyen  Kevin F. Niccum  April L. Patterson  Teresa D. Perez  Diane T. Roberts Brown  Susan E. Ross ° Katie S. Russell ° Elaine Staton  Grace V. Tan  Joseph O. Taylor  Lejon P. Teran  Stephanie M Thomas Castaneda  Tina A. Vela  Theresa Margarita Villarreal  Dorothy J. West  Regina L. Wilson °

Fall 2007 BSN Diana Abrego Amy M. Alderson ** Chasitie R. Ashworth * Shannon Duge Bartell * Jennifer Bayliss Putman Brandon M. Blaschke † Heather M. Boldizsar Rochelle Bolenbaucher Carie Lynn Cantu Heather Ann Carefoot Cara Louise Carrillo Bobbie J. Castaneda Wan Pin Chen Natalie Chilton * Joseph C. Cousert * Michelle Davila * Becky DeLaGarza Viliana Petrova Doutzova Michele M. Dunn Abigail Fernandez Diloy Vanessa F. Fisher Laura A. Garcia Oralia D. Garza * Megan M. Gauntt Alisha Elaine Gilmore * Leslie Ann Gonzales Latina R. Gonzalez * Melanie J. Gravel Angelica Gutierrez * Kerry E. Hammett Charlie Harper Sarah M. Haywood Jennifer D. Herin ** Ana L. Hernandez ** Teresa D. Herring * Jennifer N. Hilburn Dawn Marie Hill ** Alice F. Hung Tanis Marie Jamar Kathryne E. Jennings Nikole Klavano ** Traishon D. Lockett Donna Irwin Lynn † Kimberly Ann Madden Kathleen P. Marotta † Laura Martin Kara L. McGinnis ** Heather R. Mehne Roel Molina Vanessa Yvette Navarro ** Vanessa Nevarez Sofia Ortiz Paul Perez Lisa M. Peterson † Lindsey L. Polasek Chantel A. Porras Esmeralda Quintero ** Grenellie A. Raymundo

PhD Bertha A. Almendarez Rebecca J. Bonugli Paula Clutter Shannon M. Dowdall Smith Margit B. Gerardi  Josie Queen

Summer 2007 BSN David McMurray Ganceres * Tomoko Nakahara †

* Cum Laude



Vanessa L. Rendon Mary Anne Romero Kathryn M. Ryanholt Melizza Ines Saenz Patricia Anna Salazar * Handa Jessica Sayi Amanda C. Schwartz Laura D. Sisk † Jeaneen P. Spears Suzanne M. Stager Jessica E. Stoops Kenneth A. Taylor Teena M. Thomas ** Melanie A. Timmons Grace Ellen Underwood Erin M. Wiedmann ** Rhonda M. Wilson ** Rebecca S. Yancey * Jaime M. York MSN Judith Lynn Briggs Heleodoro Corona Claudia O. Ellis Jennifer D. Herin Eve Marie Rodriguez ° Erin K. Rogers Laura D. Sisk Michelle A. Staley ° Rhonda M. Wilson Karen L. Zaiontz ° Herlinda Zamora °


Spring 2008 BSN Amanda B. Aguirri† Evelyn Robo Aki Danielee A. Alfonso * Stephanie Lynn Ament Patrick M. Aniekwena Sofia Carolina Arambula Eugenia Baldizon † Mychal Lynn Bartholomew Valeria Guadalupe Bermudez * Megan Diane Biddle Elisabeth Marie Bossenbroek * Joanna K Brownlee * Maurice Owen Burgess * Elizabeth Ann Caldwell Veronica Vasquez Campos Maria Virginia Cedillo ** Natalie Chumley ** Lori Anne Cooper Catalina L. Corona Meghann A. Davis † Anna Marie Doddridge April D. Drisdale * Bernadette Sanchez Elliott ** Lacinda D. Evans ** Coralyn M. Furr ** Diana M. Garza Andrea R. Garza Stephanie A. Gonzales *

** Magna Cum Laude † Summa Cum Laude

° High Honors








Renee Deborah Gonzalez * Sara Judit Gordon Danielle Lynne Hanson † Joseph Wayne Harvey Sandra A. Hegar Walter K. Heiner Kristen N. Jaramillo ** Kosha Key Jenkins Shannon Michelle Jetton Kimberly L. Johnson Nadia Amir Kurji * Oteka Shanelle Limbs ** Ashleigh Rachel Lowrance ** Rachael J. Lynch Deanna Dees Magee Rebecca A. Martinez Lauren Christine Miles Monica Marie Mirelez * Rogerio Molano Zaibunnisa F. Momin Doris M. Monroe Audrey M. Montoya Katherine Montz Barry Lewis Moore Theresa M. Mote Sara D. Murphree Amy Dyan Narum Joseph John Novack Katherine Pavo Sarah E. Pelc Nga Pham Frances Lozano Ramirez Judith Flores Ramirez * Ashley D. Risner Sharon Hale Ritchie Manuela Rodriguez Maria Rosas Sarah E. Sablan † Lukman Adeymo Sanusi Avneet K. Singh ** Helen Ann Solomon Michelle Shaina Sriro James T. Steele Susanna Nicole Stuart Kristine Joy Tamimi Nadia B. Tapia MaryEllen Tehas Woinshet Tesfaye Vicky Torres ** Priscilla Valdez Binh Thanh Vu Kenneth D. Wadsworth Nicci R. Ware * Lonnie S. Wentworth Audrey S. White Heather Elizabeth Wiley ** Marvin Wallace Williams Jennifer Lynne Yaklin Christine Marie Zamora MSN Evelyn Robo Aki Rosslyn Wolfe Blake Alex Castaneda



Donna Lynn Davenport Douglas E. Dillon Lacinda D. Evans Coralyn M. Furr Donna L. Garcia Bonnie Jackson Jennifer Leigh Lefner Scott William Lindsey Charlotte Lynn Lindsey ° Cynthia A. Long Philip T. Luckowski Ryanben Estepa Marinas Nancy Mayfield Patrick E. McAndrew ° Suzanne Rowe McGregor Leann M. McReynolds ° Vanessa Mora Pamela K. Moynihan Diane L. Myers Kristi M. Olivares Carmen M. Paccione Jimmy L. Pena Jana E. Porteus Lee Anne Powell Amy M. Quintero Deborah Lynn Redman Lexa E. Rijos Carol Eisenhauer Rogers Sharon Ross Camile Ross Estella Salazar Reylin Correa Segura Maria H. Shelton Bridget A. Slattery Clare Son Richard Allen Sonnier Kiska V. Varela Denise Vega Elba Maria Villacorta ° Thomas C. Vorpahl ° Sondra K. White ° Mark P. Wilson Paula J. Worley Elizabeth A. Zapata PhD Pamela J. Hodges Mark Anthony Meyer




Summer 2008 BSN Kimberly Langlinais Susan Mangum   Ashley Amber Ray   MSN Kimberly Langlinais   Susan Mangum


Fall 2008 BSN Ogechi A. Aguoru


Cheryl Lee Aranda Elizabeth Abimbola Banjo Gwynn Diane Barrows * Rebecca Wright Bell * Jeffrey L. Benton ** Jennifer Lynne Brooks Kathleen Jeanette Brooks Sarah E. Browning Nikki Nicole Byrd Jacob Cavazos Christopher Alexander Chavez Angeleen Kay Contreras ** Carrie Zieschang Cordes Carolyn Ann Curry Brandi Nicole Custer Idalia Diaz Yashika Denise Edwards Jeffery Don Farley † Michael John Fiecas ** Kristine Diane Flury ** Leslee Forbis † Latrica Louise Friley Jacqueline Victoria Garcia Lynda Gonzalez John P. Goulas Christine Annette Gray Christina Renee Grimes * Edgar Halford ** Mallory Anne Herbst Isabel Hernandez Nanette Himrod Elizabeth M. Howard † Amy Erin Hughen Jennifer Sue Hughes † Nathan Wayne Jones Eun Kyoung Lee Shirley Mo Yee Lee † Kira Kristen Leibl Janie Leija Frances Aidyn Linares * Dawn Georgieff Logan * Teresa Ann Lopez James Lukose Elisabeth Anne Martin ** Alison Leigh Montoya * Rebekah Muenich † Jacquelin A. Mullaney Yvette O. Munguia Selina D. Nanna Autumn Nathanson Kimberlee Rae Nerling ** Paul Samuel Ornelas Kelleah Colleen Pitts Reynaldo Morales Powao Paloma Priscilla Pozos Genavie Quirino Claudia Patricia Robinson ** Kimberly Ann Robinson Roxanne Roman Charlene Santos Kathleen Elaine Seesengood Ambyr Neal Shires Carol Melina Staton Robert A. Stewart

* Cum Laude








Annette Taube Meghan Nicole Teran † Crystal Caroline Valdez Shibu E. Varkey Jasmin P. Villarreal Amanda Michelle Waldrum * Angela Leigh Walker Allison Walton Nathan Michael Way Michael Jacquay Whitewolfe Amanda Christine Williams * Kathryn A. Williams ** Alexandra Wilson Tracy T. Woods ** Pamela A. Wright Mullen Jennifer Yzaguirre Vigil MSN Angela A. Casias ° Norma A. Cisneros ° Miriam B. Davis Leslie Lillian Gonzales ° Norma Perez Martinez ° Marie S. Newcomb ° Janice I. Pettis Omar Pineda Tracy M. Rodriguez ° Miranda L. Rodriguez ° Enelda Margarita Romo ° Kristina Marie Wise Vanessa Marie Young Lewis PhD Roswitha Davies

Spring 2009 BSN Alicia Rose Adkison * Kamie Rae Aguilar Andrea Michelle Alvarado Lucy A. Amani Dana Nicole Bailey Crystal Blanca Baker ** Allison Marie Barboza Elizabeth Bazaldua Taylor Lyndsey Bickford William David Bormann Frances Diane Brown David P. Buck † Tasneem T. Budhwani Kelly Ann Cario Javier Antonio Carrillo Esmeralda Castillo † Anjelique Dolores Castro Brandon Chase Cervantes Sarah Jane Crespan † Christina Rochelle Curran Jasmine Dorado Daduya Christine Dorado Daduya Yadira S. Dehoyos † Jessica Lynn Devereaux * Heather Lynne Dopps Joanna C. Edmundson *

** Magna Cum Laude † Summa Cum Laude





° High Honors



Chad Jeremy Eneix Julie Elizabeth Engel ** Amanda Nicole Estrada Robin Rae Francis * Daniel Alaniz Gamboa Alexandria Angela Garza * Samira Ghanbar Patricia Mirales Glover * Amithy Lee Gonzales * Delia Gonzales Conover Jasmine Ruth Graw Rachel E. Guerrero Nancy Denise Hadley Stacey Marie Hayden ** Ashley Elizabeth Heckendorn * Stephanie Christine Hengle † Matthew Allen Hernandez Monica Lee Herrera Jodi Nicole Herrera Samantha Lynn Holder * Angela Nicole Hoyt Kevin James Hughes † Jim W. Jonatchick Minami Kakuta Rhonda Jean Kane ** Jennifer Lynn Kenney Monica Kincade Haika G. Kisamo Erin Danielle Klanica Denise R. Kuri ** Julie Dawn Lara * Kathryn R. Lawson Yunsub Lim Gregory Ronald Lindsey ** Sara Kristin Lingmann Alyssa Michelle Littlefield Rose Teresa Malcolm † Charles E. Mann ** Vanessa Ann Martinez Nicole Celeste Mason Linu S. Mathew Krystal Angelina McGann Melissa Ann Minahan Nilofar Nizar Momin Anita Montes ** Maria Margarita Mora Erin Nicole Motal † Ashley Elizabeth Mullins Sheridan Myers Christina Naranjo Van Thihong Nguyen Kathleen Jean Overton Albert Padilla Nisha Mahesh Parikh Stacey Renee Parry Maria Del Pedraza * Mary Elizabeth Preece Lori Huon Pung * Suzanna Renteria † Hollie Reyes Kaitlin Rene Riley Jennifer Lee Ritchie Olivia R. Rodriguez Rebecca Irene Rodriguez †







Adriana Rojas ** Sylvia Leticia Saenz Melodie Grace Saldivar   Esmeralda Ericka Ann Santoya   Emily Ann Scherrer   Heidi Kaye Schuchart ** Kristy Denise Shanefelter   Lauren Allison Shaw * Ryan Carlton Shearer   Stephanie Marie Simcik   Richard Lawrence Slaydon † Christina Marie Smith   Richard Allen Smith   Shalaine Carole Smith † Frank Lee Soileau   Amanda Rae Sposato † Samantha Mabel Suarez   Nelly Elena Tellez   Jodi Marie Theis   Lakeatta Evette Tonge   Kathryn Rae Watson   Kristina Weinheimer † Rebecca Jean Wester * Robin Kathleen Woodmansee Wewe ** Susan Zachariah   MSN Mitarho M. Akpoyoware Lisa M. Alessi Celia Borounda Alviso Mirna Anguiano Heather Ashley Sue A. Benson Angelia Colwell Berkowitz Kendra L. Biela Nicole Marie Bucci Anissa J. Buckley Venetia Gale Cantrell Anel Hernandez Clark Rosemary Orozco Coats Dorinda Marie Escamilla Padilla April S. Ferrell Tammy L. Fey Martha Louise Flagg Melissa Gabel Erica Garcia Frausto Diane M. Goddard Beatriz H. Gomez Ismaela Gomez Geoffrey M. Gonzales Lori Ann Green David W. Greenwood Nancy Denise Hadley Monica Laurel Hall Christie Lynn Harper Liza D. Hurtado Ethelyn L. Jackson Rozmin Badruddin Jiwani Jim W. Jonatchick Elaine C. Jones Monica Kincade Cynthia A. Krueger Esmeralda V. Little Lisa T. Lopez


Kimberly Lucas Kelli Mask Mamadaliyev Maximino Martell Jacqueline I. Morales Renae Jenece Morel Jacqueline Marie Murley Lisa Newton Rochele M. Nicolas Wedige Barbara Ann Pollok Janie Anu Reddy Olivia R. Rodriguez Gerald Charles Ross Kathleen L. Salvemini Dorothy Kimberly Saucedo Rhonda D. Smirak Marcie J. Sweat Joseph P. Tiscani Janie M. Trachsel Darlene Dimaano Tubera Anise J. West Karen D. Woodhull Beverly Schindler Wooley Sarah Elizabeth Wright


PhD Alma R. Flores Vela Christina Cardenas Wei

Summer 2009 BSN Rodolfo Dominguez Cynthia Elaine Flores Maria G. Garcia Thi T. Huynh Taryn D. Shippey MSN Rodolfo Madrid

Fall 2009 BSN Daniel Robert Allen Erica Luise Anderson † Andrea Christine Aragon Melissa Armendariz Meseret Atnafe Laci Donnell Blackburn Kimmery Evette Bonds * Melissa Ann Bordes † Roseanne Marie Bormann Danielle Marie Boullard Allison Elizabeth Brady ** Richard Lee Brocksmith † Raquel L. Brown ** Justin Michael Brown ** Jacqueline Jean Carmona * Denine Eileen Carneglia * April Christine Carr ** Lauren R. Carter Katia D. Castillo Blanca Alejandra Castro Lia Marie Cepeda

* Cum Laude







Rhonda Choi † Misty Dawn Clements † Calina Marie Coronado * April Cortinas Carrie Ellen Davis   Brian Emmanuel Delrosario * Cammie Lynn Dobbs   John William Echeverria   Martha Nkemdium Etuokwu ** Veronica Elizabeth Fox   Kollington Lanard Francis   Christina Marie Galvan ** Victoria Ganem † Jessica Jeanette Garrison † Lorraine Ann Gonzales † Cristina E. Gonzalez † Jessica Lauren Hackworth † Melissa Lynn Hall † Valerie L. Heflin ** Kira Angelique Hernandez † Yvette Nicole Hernandez   Ada Yvonne Hernandez * Minnie Hineschen   Lacey Marie Hogan   Kassandra Ruth Hunt * Natalie Annette Hyden   Amy Fay Jackson   Stefhanie A. Jimenez   Andrea Mae Johnson   Corine Necole Johnson † Michelle Johnston   Pearl Leigh Jones   Lureca Mae Jones   Annamma Joseph * Brittany Kay Jundt * Angela Marie Kidwell ** Heather King ** Carey Jeannette Kirby * Adam Thomas Kizewski   Andrea Lopez Kondoff   Kari N. Kurtz   Stacy Kaylene Landry   Christie Dawn Langley Natascha Michelle Lawhorn   Noe Leos   Ariane P. Long   Kimberly Marie Lopez   Elisa Sierra Lopez † Vanessa Lopez Luna * Crystal Marie Luna Anderson   Austin James Maldonado   Joni Sue Maness † Norma Jean Martinez   Natalie Ann Martinez * Tony Gene Massey   Marisa Ann Mayorga   Jennifer Louise McCann   Ian Sean McMenamin   Melissa Ann Medina   Jacqueline Fannie Medintz   Sandra Carlson Moyer   Heather Lynn Mueller   Michelle Amaro Murrietta ** Rocio Marisol Neri Lizcano  

** Magna Cum Laude † Summa Cum Laude

° High Honors

Andrea Karen Nicks † Christopher Ifeanyi Onyekwe Corene Elizabeth Opry   Ugochinyere Mercy Otuonye   Shannon Maureen Pace   Matthew Parr   Yashvi J. Patel   Claudia Paz   Hui Yong Perez † Emily Michelle Pickett † Robin Renee Polasek * Wa Poung   Andrea Fregonezi Previde † Haley Caldwell Psencik ** William Joseph Remling   Francisco D. Resendez   Katie Ann Reynolds   Jennifer Deanne Robles   Rosa Maria Rodriguez * Dor Bichiok Ruach   Marisa Martinez Saenz   Emil Anthony Sakhel   Cristal Sales Sanchez   Stephanie Vallejo Sanjuan   Stacey Lee Schroder   Heather Raye Seiler ** Laura Anne Serratos * Shauna Krystal Shaw   Marsha Lee Sierra ** Therese Dale Simmons † Rodney Gene Smith † Kourtni Elyse Smith * Robell E. Solomon   Michael Lawrence Stein ** Jandee Marie Stidom † Josephine Christina Taele   Samiat Telufusi   Van Allen Teodosio * Sergej Ujemov † Valorie Jane Umbehr   Jose Manuel Vazquez * Michelle Renee Velasquez   Lindsay Ruth Walters   Cassidy Clark Watson † Rebekah Marie Wetsel * Leslie Eileen Whiteaker * Christi Marie Willome † Allyson Elaine Winslow † Cassie Lee Wright ** Erika Mae Zamarripa   Gabriela Zaragoza ** Gena Leigh Zarosky   MSN Michelle M. Cortez Dana C. Espinoza ° Margaret Faye Green Michelle Johnston Anita J. Lopez Saldana Juan J. Martinez Michelle D. Martinez Dawn L. McArdle Marissa Illeana Molina Zita Carmen Navarrete °


Diana H. Ponce ° Patricia Ryan Toney PhD Jennifer L. Collins

Spring 2010 BSN Nathan Christopher Adaoag * Ashley Michelle Aguilar ** Blanca Alicia Allen Cally Antoinette Ansier ** Claudia Araiza Chloe L. Arbogast * Jessica Lauren Arispe Zacharia G. Atinda Erica Marie Ayoub Brandie Kay Ann Bedore Annie Elizabeth Brock ** Gregory J. Brogden Danielle L. Burgess Bethany Nicole Burns † Roxanne Hatcher Byerly * Victoria Cabrera * Kathleen Shannon Callaway Cynthia Ann Calvillo * Jeanne Khristine Caneda Ashley Rose Cano Tuesday L. Cochrun Jennifer Amber Crockett Clair Crumrine * Raymund Ezekiel Daroy † Melisa Mildret Delascurain Alyssa C. DeLeon Desiree Kelly Dixon † Amanda Lynne Dominguez * James Andrew Ellis * Nicole Marie Estes * Sharon Shante Evans * Jerrica Lynn Flores ** Bianca Ngwe Ndeso Fomukong ** Shannon Lee Froboese * Mary Louise Garza Carlos E. Garza Allen Elizabeth Geeslin Cortni Kristina Gentry Richard Gonzalez Andrea Faseler Griffin † Jessie Rae Guercio ** Rebecca Ann Guinee † Carrie J. Hager † Keyta M. Harris * Markia Rochelle Henderson Natalie Rae Herrera * Amber N. Hiett † Erin Nicole Hoskins Bryan Adam Johnson * Tanya Jones * Tomeka Akiesha Jones Sousan Jowlaei * Fehren Brandi Juarez * Lisa Elizabeth Kostelnik * Christine Saori Lane *





Gina Michelle Leonard Ziino * Adrienne Diane Lopez Amanda Monique Lopez Anthony Joseph Lopez Melindia Castro Mann Zarah Caryn Mariano Veronica Martinez ** Kristopher David Martinez Yomara Y. Martinez * Carly Denise McDonald Jacqueline Kay McLemore Marin Shelby Medina Whitney Nicole Melcer * Brenda Mendoza Erica Renee Mendoza Marco Alexis Miculob Wendell G. Miculob William Russel Miller † Marya Molette † James Matthew Musick Jennifer Lynn Nance Lynsey Ann Nelms Stephanie Ann Nesbitt * Kelly Alexandra Nettles ** Valerie Michelle Newman † Hanh My Nguyen * Duc Minh Nhat Nguyen ** Kristin Marie Olsen * Irene O. Oyeleye Alaina Nicole Paglia Bea Panek Moira Nicole Pearson ** Keld Arthur Pia ** John Thomas Pirkle Kristin Michelle Powley * Amanda Renae Ralph † Joan Marie Ramirez † Christina E. Ramsey Rebekah Suzanne Ray ** Andrea Michelle Raz ** Donnah Gonzales Reyes Jose Luis Rivera ** Enrique M. Rivera Cortes ** Jayme L. Roberts * Nancy H. Robinson Tamara Harlan Rodriguez † Eric Ryan Rodriguez Elizabeth Louise Rodriguez Angel Manuel Rosa Rebecca F. Sanders * Alexa Janine Saucedo * Jill Christine Schleier * Denise Marie Schmittou † Joel Victor Schop Kimberly Nicole Scoma † Lindsay Brooke Shive ** Erika Ann Sirchia * Brenna Marie Smith * Lindsey Katherine Strandberg † Teck Swee Tan Katie Leanne Tankersley † Catherine Anne Taylor Ashleigh Renee Thomas † Julie Elizabeth Thomas †

* Cum Laude






Catherine Nicole Torralva ** Sara Elena Torres Samantha Jean Trevino † Susanna Tullius Trip Chelsie J. Underwood ** Venus Nichole Ward Michelle Marie Weaver * Veronica Anne Welch ** Debra Anne Wheelis * Amanda Rae Wholly ** Krystal Kaye Wohlfahrt † William Earl Young * MSN Gretchen Maria Avila Erica I. Banks Patricia Botello Allan Joseph Boudreaux Gregory J. Brogden Sarah M. Campana ° Maritza T. Cantu ° Dolly Kay Chaffin Jennifer Mittler Collins Dolly Rebecca Denson ° Maura Farrell Dewandler Angela J. Diaz Natalia Farias Diana Araceli Garza Roberta Joann Gonzalez Melissa Gonzalez ° Dina Gonzalez Lara Elizabeth Griffy Petra Grinnell Ralph Eugene Grinnell Amber Renee Hoberg Kassandra Ann McBride Sara Alicia Melendez Arturo Menchaca Jared Andrew Mort ° William O. Murray Sarah Jean Murray ° Joyce Osarumwense Marisa L. Parker Vanessa M. Pfeffer ° Phylavanh N. Phanhtharath Tiffany Plunkett Yancich ° Valerie Lucinda Powell Lacy H. Rainey Christina E. Ramsey Kelly Marie Richardson Tamara L. Righettini Guadalupe R. Rios April Elizabeth Rodgers Fe Sandoval Esther Myriam Seoanes Karen S. Spencer Jami Ann Stakley Faith N. Tackett Monica Villarreal Trevino Dusty Wade Edee Renee Wascher Melinda S. White Adriana Williams Melanie Jayne Wilson

** Magna Cum Laude † Summa Cum Laude




° High Honors



PhD Paul R. Clark Summer 2010 MSN Bridget Rene McIlwain PhD Ughanmwant Efeovbokhan Amanda J. Flagg

Fall 2010 BSN Jessica Ann Marie Alvarez April Marie Archuleta ** Angela B. Atkins * Laura Beth Austin * Diana Barakhtyan   Amanda Rose Bass * Delanie Kay Beaty   Van Roy Bell ** Jennifer Alicia Blaise † Kristin Michelle Blouin † Judith Bee Bookman   Lindsay Deanne Bray * Jillian B. Brown * Cora Sangueza Brown   Kristin Lea Buckley * Joni Marie Caban Andrada ** Rebecca A. Campbell   Vida Campos † Rhiannon Nicole Carlton   Falisha A. Carman   Amy Catherine Causey   Austin Chang * Leah Nicole Chavez   Lu Chou † Danny Wei-Chien Chung   Janna Van Coleman   Jonathan Pe Delrosario † Margaret Doria † Gabriel Bayi Ekortarh * Kelli Jade Feltner * Julee Rendon Francis ** Michelle Leigh Gamio † Alicia Marie Gangemi * Jessica Garcia * Rhonda J. Garcia   Alisa T. Gilson   Jennifer Marie Giovannelli   Erica Elizabeth Gomez   Valerie Ann Graham   Laurissa James Grinnell ** Norma N. Guerra Joel Gutierrez † Kelly Hays Valerie Hernandez   Kelley Ryan Hines   Shaylyn Houston   Troy Dale Hull   Lauren Dyane Hundley   Allison Anne Jaggard † Laura Caitlin Johnston † Laryssa E. Jones †

Megan M. Jopling † Crystal N. Jordan Sharon Kluger † Natasha Koenigseder † William Karl Kutac * Jessica L. Lively   Melissa Lopez   Eduardo Lopez * Elliot B. Loyd † Jennifer Ashley Manuel   Sara Marin ** Danielle Ashton Marquise * Kaylle Breane Marthiljohni ** Glaiza Joey Martin   Heather Ann McClelland   Anna Cordelia Mendez † Wendy Cherie Miller † Allison Starr Moreno † Robert Namikas ** Samantha Lieko Nelson † Rose Angela Noches † Jeffrey Michael Norton * Miriam Janet Ochoa † Ayomide Okanlawon   Mary Allison Orr   Manikandan Padmanabhan ** Nivia Emely Palomo   Natalie Danae Patton † Jennifer Suzanne Pearcy ** Lisa Marie Pittman   Daniel Pizana ** Eva Marie Quintana * Alicia Ann Richesin   Jessica Lea Rivera   Takeyla S. Roberts † Kendall M. Roe   Shelley Marie Rogge   Emily Shannon Rose   Kazmin Rosen * Amanda M. Saenz   Laura Lee Saucedo   Teresa Nicole Schubrick† Noemi Scott * Megan R. Seiler† Kathryn Kern Senneff * Lance Arlo Smith ** Casey Kendra Smith ** Donald Wayne Spear * Kristi Kay Stuckey * Alexis Marie Suarez   Raymond Charles Taylor * Kimberly Dawn Theriot † Javier Eliseo Torres   Michael Joel Townsend   Sophia Por Tran   Margaret Jane Trevino † Leslie Trevino † Gamze Urkun   Alisha Michonne Varnadore * Vanessa Vazquez   Victoria De Leon Villarreal ** Andrea Doris Vincent   Brittany E. Ware   Colby H. Webster **

Lauren Galadriel Weisberg * Priscilla Concepcion Williams ** Maria M. Yanelli MSN Veronica Buitron Camacho   Deborah Ann Cantu   Lisa Ann Castellanos   Maria Virginia Cedillo   Robin Rae Francis   Pamela P. Gonzales   Melissa Lopez   Gail P. Olin   Zandra Perez   Toni Powell   Gloria Hernandez Rodriguez   Jonathan Alden Stevens   Maria M. Yanelli   PhD Patti Garner Grota

Spring 2011 BSN Matthew Dale Alejos Rachael Elaine Applegate * Tiffani Lyn Barlow Linda Crystal Barrera Bryan Anthony Bernal Toni L. Brent Rachel G. Castillo * Jennifer Marisha Challenger * Vita Tzu-Chian Lin Chung Leah Meredith Clark Gai Ann Culpepper Theresa Michele Davignon † Jasmine Louise Davis Barbara Suzanne Deck Ashley Rose Dewitt ** Tabatha Dominguez Julia Marie Duran Tammy Jean Evans ** Patricia G. Fagan Frances Ann Flores ** Carrie Elise Galbraith Curiel * Martin Garcia Jacob Ariel Garcia Yusef Ghamarian * Colleen Gwendolyn Goree Andrea Lee Greer ** Maureen Erin Gwillim * Jennifer Michelle Hall ** Alana W. Hoffmann * Winter Leann Honig Peuziat † Ashley Marie Howton Janae Erica Hoy † Erik Scott Jacobson Allyson Paige Jameson Neha Jharia * Courtney Blaine Kubicek * Nicole Aubrey Lasalle † Indre Lecroy Jean Kyong Lee †

* Cum Laude






Bryan Scott Leland Qiuhua Li * Christina Lee Linares Samuel Lucas Lucio Mindy Rae Mann Pedro Luis Martinez Jesse Gorham Martinez Abimbola Olanrewaju Maurice † Amanda Lee McDonald Dawn Louise McKenna † Kelly Leigh McLain ** Blake Anthony Menchaca † Wasim A. Momin Clifford A. Moore Ruby Ann Moreno Alison Elizabeth Mudd Kelly Elizabeth Nash † Omayra L. Nunez * Cindy Kathrin Panka Mark Angelo Peralta * Tram Yen Pham Kathleen Rose Pike ** Aumarie Robin Poynter ** Erica Sue Putnam Shannon Leigh Pyatte Kara Danielle Raful Marissa Ramirez Tandra Caprice Rathey Tessa Marie Reavis ** Susana Rachelle Reyes Robyn Nicole Richardson * Andrea Renet Russell Sandy Sadeq Said † Natalie Marie Sanchez * Jennifer Lynn Santana Jessica Laura Sarabia * Latonya Annette Shadowens † Denise Shaver ** Elizabeth Kelly Smith Brian A. Stark Sara Lynn Stelzer † Emily Catherine Stubbs * Christine Annette Sylvester ** Tomisha Camille Terry Alexandria R. Thomas * Stefani Jean Turner Lorie Marie Valentin † Raquel Delilah Villasenor Viviane Reyes Viray Sarah Ellen Volgamore * Brandee Wall Amber Rachelle Watson * Maria Soledad Wilson Amanda Wilson * Stephanie Diane Wolfe * Tiffany Ann Worthington † Nicole Samantha Zuehl * MSN Leticia H. Ballesteros Rachel L. Balli Nancy Diane Beebe Jessica A. Bjerk Veronica Lee Blossomgame

** Magna Cum Laude † Summa Cum Laude

° High Honors







Toni L. Brent Jessica Cabrera Jamie Cano Gomez Jyothirmayee Challa Choon Siak Chan Violet A. Copado Arlene Esther Cowie Mariann M. Craddock Jenny P. Davis Carolyn Leigh Davis * Patricia G. Fagan Terri Annette Fisher Adrienne Renee Garcia Laurie Lynn Glover Colleen Gwendolyn Goree William M. Hennage Marjorie Ann Johnson Marie C. Loera Amy Stoddard Long Patrick Estepa Marinas Kellie J. Miller Joanne Michele Minnick Jayne F. Oliver Rebecca Lynn Pitotti Marykutty Prasad Tandra Caprice Rathey Johnnie R. Robbins Jessica Layne Schiller Amanda D. Stoddard Thomas A. Traylor Jorge Anthony Trevino Jessica Marie Valenzuela Anna M. Velasco Neaves Melody R. Verner Kim Rene Vogel Derrick C. Wagner Roslyn Janene Walden Kathryn Ann Waring Douglas L. Wilkerson Sean Oliver Wilkinson Jennifer Lynn Zavala PhD Antonieta P. Alteza Evelyn Ann Swenson Britt

Summer 2011 BSN Mechelle Denise Bastian † Eunice Joy Bernardo ** Suzanne Renee Brill † Marissa Renee Carpinteyro † Lauren Ashley Clemmer * Sandra S. Costilla ** Han Vu Do † Sueyon Michelle Dodd ** Hilda Lara Fernandez * Shayla Kamyra Flemings ** Heather Lynn Flint † Kristin Leigh Foster ** Robert Joe Gonzalez † Meagan Elizabeth Griffith ** Robert Gutierrez **

Lauren Ashley Hagee † Barbara A. Hale † Julie Marie House Rhoda † Timothy Slone Humphries ** Samantha Michelle Hutchinson † Laura Denise Ibanez * Sara Beth Jackson ** Sonia P. Jaime ** Christina H. Jerrytone † Azucena Velasco Jimenez ** Traci Lynn Klemm † Stephanie M. Kochart ** Tyson T. Kunz ** Barbara W. Lau * Cindy Ling † Kimberly Anne Loucks † Douglas Lian Lu † Stephen Lynn Mason † Brittany Colleen Matis ** Santos Jessica Mauricio ** Margaret Hope McGrath ** Sabrina Luisa Morales ** Kristin S. Morris † Emily Rose Nelson † Parfait Nkonomo * Sylvia Awele Onwuachi † Lindsey Michelle Peden † Claudia Berenice Prado † Sarah Ellen Ratcliff † Stephanie Joan Rocha † Cassandra Joy Schock † William Brent Smith ** Christine Marie Smith * Leonor Araceli Soto † Amber Shae Taylor † Smitha Elizabeth Tomy ** Jennifer Lynn Uniacke ** Pete Valadez † Eduardo Vasquez † Melissa Ashley Waite † Cathryne Lydia Wellman † Amber Rochelle Young ** Tania Zeshan Yousaf ** Jennifer Leigh Zaragoza † Karen Denise Zunker † PhD Wesley F. Richardson

Fall 2011 BSN Jennifer Aguirre Kendra Lyn Alanis Cassandra Rae Alejandro ** Lacey Marie Alexander * Alina Arias Jessica Lyn Asper Nadia Ahmad Ayyash Rosalinda Barrientos Marjorie Janice Birkey † Allison Nicole Bollman Gorzell Kimberly Lynn Boone Dawna Grimes Boudreaux **



Sara Beth Bryan * Justin Richard Buchholz * Sarahlynn C. Carbullido * Jennifer Ann Carrillo † Yajaira Castillo Charles Maneewat Chaiya Michelle Evette Coleman Jessica Marie Criado Lacrista Lynne Delachapa Amanda Lynn Deleon Lucinda Diaz ** Laura Michelle Dietrich † Christian William Doll † Gabriela Tirza Dominguez Emiko Nikima Dudley * Erica Charlene Easter Amberly Escalante Valerie Renee Espinosa Griselda Esquivel Christine Andrea Fisher ** James Scot Fite Kimberly Marie Flores Brieanna Jeanette Flowers Joseph * Lauren Anne Franklin † Mylene Visperas Funderburk Erica Lizet Gallegos * Nicole M. Gallegos Miranda Christine Garcia Karah Diane Garza * Allison Blaire Gause Sean Elias Gayle Simy Treza George * Ramon Hortencio Gonzalez Shelly Kye Gordon ** Leslie Gutierrez Amber Marie Herion Autumn Hooker Hernandez Selina Michele Highsmith ** Amber Fay Huebel Graciela A. Juarez Dallas Beth Kitchen † Isabel Mendiola Leija Jacqueline Ashley Lopez Carissa Ann Madrid * Thomas Mai * Amy Joetta Mander * Lizamarie R. Mar Jonathan Allen Marsh * Malori Ann Matula Leslie Joy Montano Maulit ** Michelle Marie Maus ** Monica Marie Medina ** Wendy Mercer * Karen Marie Michalec † Monica Michele Mishaxhi † Kassiah Sue Nabrovskis † Josiah W. Nengim Jeanie Lanthanh Nguyen Jacqueline Nicole Nino ** Matthew M. Olivarez Raymundo Orozco † Michelle A. Padilla Erin Lyn Pedroza † Dominique Pena

* Cum Laude






Alexander Carrillo Perez Kelly Kathleen Polasek * Ann M. Pullin ** Analisa Ramos † Mari Alana Rasti   David Antonio Renteria   Steven Michael Rodriguez   Briana Parmentier Rodriguez * Amaree J’nel Romo   Valerie Marie Sanchez   Heidi Leigh Schreckenbach   Emily Spring Seidel * Sara Ashley Senning * Martin Michael Sharkey   Laura M. Skilling   Victoria Crystal Solis   Heather Marie Sollohub † Darrell Mark Steidley   Katy Leanne Sturm † Robin Lynea Sutherland * Betsy Tanner   Lori Michelle Tapia   Vanessa L. Teodosio * Sarah Evelyn Thompson   Keith Allen Thompson   Kadrian Kathleen Tisdale   Cecilia My-Linh Tran Julie La Shea Vannett   Ezekiel J. Varoz ** Lindsey Beth Vera * Jason Lee Villanueva   Tegan Clarice Walford   Megan M. Wappes   Mindy Lane Wells * Katie Ann Wiatrek   Daniel J. Williamson Ruth Kristina Willing † Tracy Elizabeth Windlinger   Rebecca Marie Yuille ** MSN Rosanna Caballero Janet Ramos Cruz ° Janet Lorraine Donaldson ° Barbara Shalina Franklin ° Isabel Mendiola Leija ° Isabel Calderon Martinez Veronica Ann Morales ° Doris Omosefe Okunbor ° Eva Yadira Prieto Crystal M. Sagemuehl Lilliana Saucedo Nanette Marie Scranton °

Spring 2012 BSN Lizetth Abarca Amador Hiwot L. Abebe Jeffrey Prince Abughusson ** Lourdes Alemany Lacey Lorraine Allemand Emily Andry Cassy Delane Appelt **

** Magna Cum Laude † Summa Cum Laude



° High Honors



Cristina Aris ** Celia Avila Michele Deanne Bisig * Juliet Elizabeth Briskin Sarah Miller Browning Laura Lynne Cardenas Sonnye Lilia Carrillo Erica R. Cavazos ** Gilbert Roman Cervantes Ryan Alec Chavez Erica Ashley Cisneros † Emily Amber Conn † Kathryn E. Crowell † Crystal Marie Crumrine Eric Michael Cuebas † Tehemeena Dhukka Casey Ryan Divin Courtney Lynn Eckwall Jordan E. Esparza Jeremy Kendall Ferris Kimberly Sue Fischer Mara Ivett Flores Cindy Flores Amanda Jo Fortuna Shawn Ryan Frame Vanessa Marie Galfo Jaclyn Gamez Andrea Joyce Garcia Raquel Garcia Priestly Alane Clair Gardner † Staci Michele Gaskins Amillia Marie Gaytan * Kelly M. Glass † Veronica Beatriz Gonzalez Sabrina F. Good Neely Evelyn Goss † Ionela Maria Gug † Kerryann Nicole Hall Jessie Lynn Harrod ** Sara Frances Hendricks Lori Ann Hernandez Josh Frank Hookness † Taryn N. Horsley Elyse Nicole Ingle * Rima S. Kanazeh * Irene Nicole Kondratick * Kelli Noel Kovach * Jessica Christensen Kruse † Melissa C. Laskowski Lindsey Katherine Ledbetter † Hyeonji Lee Michal Anne Lee * Allison Elizabeth Lewis * Brendita Luciano Virginia Christina Lucio * Rodolfo Luna * Jose Luis Luna Marlene J. Malcolm Clark * Monica Markel * Jesus Martinez Melissa Jo Martinez Kimberly Rochelle McCall Rachel Anne McClellan Kelly Sharmane McGlothen







Zahra Salim Merchant Kirtiben Gunvantbhai Mistry ** Christina Moorman Ritz ** Christina Nava * Laura Anne Newland Hannah Rebecca Oakley * Winifred A. Ojowa ** Kristina Omisola * Angela Michelle Pena Marissa Antoinette Pierce Ernest William Prince Christina Quintana Supattra Sue Rabin Geneanne St.Clair Ragle † Tonya Darlene Randolph * Crystal Elaine Robles Monica Enedina Rodriguez ** Sarah Lauren Ross * Christopher Paul Ryan Lindsay Drew Schmidt † Corie Christine Schubert Nicole Silva Juarez † Jasmine Alicia Smart † Michelle Catherine Smith ** Diana Joye Smith Eli Anthony Solis † Nichole Jacklyne Stauffer ** Joshua Lee Stevens ** Aubrey Michelle Thompson * Ryann Renee Tristan Traci Denale Tubb * Christela Marie Turner * Leslie Marlene Vergara ** Rounak Virani † Courtney Sage Wallace ** Vincent Robert Walsh Dawn Renee Wiederstein Gennine R. Yahya MSN Patricia Elaine Alvoet ° Maryann Foy-Os Apopot ° Hetta Atkins ° Lisa Adnan Babkair Shannon Duge Bartell Lisa M. Baughn Nanette Jean Brokaw Angella Michelle Brown Lynnet Maidhi Bulambo Deborah Jeanne Carver ° Debra Ann Chappel ° Wan Pin Chen Mark Anthony Collazo Heather Anne Conn ° Wendy Dennise Csaki Jenna Lee Cummings Alessandra M. Curel Sanchez Dawn Marie Day Angelia F. Dingle Polly Josephine Dorber Heather Jo Dysert ° Odette Denisa Farias Ruby Favela Prezas ° Kristine Diane Flury






Jill Leanne Folkert Elizabeth A. Ganson   Melissa Michele Garcia   Diana M. Garza ° Patricia Ireland Garza   Leslie Ann Gonzales   Victoria Sue Goodwin ° Jacqueline Marie Gordon ° Jasmine Ruth Graw   Alisa Marie Gregory ° Christine Lila Griffin   Cristine Gomez Hernandez   Jose Orlando Huerta   Jennifer Sue Hughes   Elizabeth A. Hunnicutt   Irma V. Infante ° Ameena Shakuntla Jain   Celeste Kehoe ° Cynthia L. Kelt   Maureen A. Laughlin   Jessica Maria Leighton   Jennifer Dela Cruz Lorilla   Sijimol John Mathew   Essie Prince Mathews   Lindsay Jane Maul ° Tracy Marie Mazour ° Kimberly Rochelle McCall   Mary Phylinda Micholle   Stephen Ellis Milstead   Michelle Mong Nguyen   Angela Michelle Pena   Scott Alan Phillips   Ernest William Prince   Amanda Stephenson Reyes   Maizal Cuauhtemoc B Rivera   Victoria Allyn Rodriguez ° Christopher Paul Ryan   Stacy Jean Sanchez   Handa Jessica Sayi   Jacquelyn C. Shekarchi   Stephanie Lynn Shiley ° Marita S. Thies ° Vincent Robert Walsh   Raina Lynn White ° Martin Lim Yamzon   CACNP Andrea Kae Castilla   CFNP Jill Theresa Dickerson Diana Araceli Garza Elizabeth Marie Garza Lysa A. Hieber Melinda Alvarado Oehler Natalie Carol Powell Ramirez Gloria Hernandez Rodriguez Suzanne Fly Rue


CFPMHNP Susan Kay Calloway Karen Mitchell


* Cum Laude



CPNP Marcia Ann Bitting

Summer 2012 BSN Paige Camille Adkins † Nina Alyssa Aquino Ian Sanders Baldridge ** Sudeshna Bandyopadhyay Candice Marie Bienvenu † Candace Jean Birkenfeld * Jenna Nicole Black * Seth W. Blundell ** Helen Kinsey Bowie ** Melissa Marie Campos ** Nicholas James Crill † Amanda Marie Day † Morgann Lee DeLoach ** William E. Dewease * Juston Doice Forte ** Jessica Rae Gallegos ** Camille Alexander Garbo † Allison Marie Gebhardt † Ruth Rebecca Gonzales † Crystal Lynn Hathorne † Sarah J. Heltzel † Angela Elaine Henslee ** Whitney Leigh Higgins † Kira Ann Hileman † Bryon Tremayne Hollis † Tonia S. Jackson Keri Lillian Jennings ** Binoy Joseph Christine Louise Ledder † Sonyong Anne Lee * Miaojuan Li * Cristina Marie Lopez ** Jessica Isabel Maldonado Mellyruth Maldonado ** Kassondra Marie Martinez † Mackenzie Kay Melde ** Rhoda Ann Micale † Meredith Lucille Mobley * Rafay Ahmed Mohajir * Shelli Lynn Moore † Stephen Courdin Mowrey Leslie Ann Mueller ** Emily Kay Myers ** Megan Ann Oleary † Michael Travis Pior ** Kelly Keeton Plessala † Amy Elizabeth Quarles † Emily Suzanne Reddington * Marina Rodriguez ** Raquel Salazar Rosales ** Adriana Sanchez † Katrina Holland Theis ** Laura M. Thornley † Monica Ann Torres Sara Elizabeth Tschirhart Michelle Villareal * Kathleen Trinh Vuong ** Brianna Nicole Walrafen †

** Magna Cum Laude † Summa Cum Laude

° High Honors




Courtney Michelle Ward * Christina Marie Womack ** MSN Cassandra Michelle Williams °

Fall 2012 BSN Stephanie Acosta Jennifer Lynn Andrade * Lauren Gay Atkinson   Lauren Maree Baker   Theresa Doria Benavidez ** Alisa Marie Berndt   Meredith Anne Biri   Eduardo Rogelio Bres   Hannah Lindsey Brown † Kathleenmar Velasquez Calara   Christopher Brian Caldera   Shane Mercado Calma † Mariana Camacho   Kirsten Taylor Cannon   Victoria Lee Carson * Jacquelyn Denise Cavazos * Clarisa G. Chavez ** Carrie Choi   Yuli Chou † Christina Denise Cisneros † Ashley Lauren Collins   Bethany Elizabeth Collins ** Justin Scot Cortez Stacy Georgeann Cousins   Amber Rose Crenshaw * Shannon Renne Critoph   Jessica Hope Crosby † Kyle J. Davidson * Brittni Rose Dehoyos   Erum Mehdi Dhukka   Tahyri Diaz Shella Sonya Duque   Courtney Ann Edwards * Brittany Lynn Eichler   Cassandra Celeste Elizondo   Alyssa Danielle Ertl   Joshua David Evans * Jasmine Alexandria Felder   Jamie Dela Cruz Fernandez † Heather Capri Garcia * Barbara Rokya Garcia ZuaZua   Kelly Nicole Garrett † Kathryn N. Gerik   Joanie Duran Guerra   Leslie J. Harris † Veronica Renee Haywood   Hilda Paola Hernandez * Kathryn Michelle Honeycutt Katie Camille Hornberger ** McKenna Ann Houghton   Chithalone Inpeng   Beverly Francella Khaekon   Travis Christian Kiker Alebachew Fitsum Kindie  Valerie Ann King †

Chelsea Leigh Kirkwood * Heidi Leann Kleiner † Kristen Nichole Kliewer † Stephanie Lavender Adam Roan Lemmons Katerina Margaret Loeffler Barbara Ann Loehman ** Devon Amber Lopez ** Cassandra Marie Loyd * Franklin Kekahi Ikaika Lum Sarah Elizabeth Lutka * Shane Kelly Lynn ** Kate Gabrielle Mahoney † Jennifer L. Malone Deana Lynette Markwardt Shannon Marie Matthews † Katlyn Lauren Matzenbacher ** Tianna Jean McCafferty † Tracy Renee McCarter * Michelle D McCarty * Laura Ann McGehee * Arlene Patricia Molina ** Ashley Nicole Murray Saeid Nekoueian Rosemarie Nesbitt ** William Shannon O’Donnell Pamela Chioma Ohiri Heather Maria Oslin Claudia Laine Otahal Ruth Palacios Michael Andrew Pequeno Krystal Aileen Perez ** Britney G. Perez * Melissa Pitt Takesha Lanell Roberson Lindsay A. Robinson Angela M. Sanu Amparo R. Seija * Hajeong Sim Liaht Marie Simon ** Rebecca Jonette Simpson Seema Sonali Singh Stephanie Ann Smith † Marissa Nicole Smith Hailey Diane Solar Jason Owen Soto Meaghan Ashley Stefanic † Lindsey Marie Steffek Antony Pullattu Thomas Marcie Petra Thompson Chanel Dior Tyler ** Joysy Varghese Angela Jee Warner † Parker Furman White * Jennifer Lynn Wilkes Amy Michelle Williams ** Taylor Leigh Wilmes ** Ashley E. Wilson ** Audra Renae Wistrand † Paige Leigh Wood Cynthia Yanez Shazma Zindani





Spring 2013 BSN Stacy Janice Acevedo Kileigh Beth Agnello ** Haley Elizabeth Anders Jennifer Lynn Andres Denise Lynn Anthony * Melissa Renee Avila Marjorie Dasep Barbosa Caitlin Marie Baskin Bianca Denise Batchelor * Stephanie M. Bitant Jennifer Dawn Carey * Stephanie Ann Carni Alexandra Fulton Carpenter † Bianca Arrelli Carrillo Melissa Gayle Cartwright Elijah Raul Castillo Anni Chang Jonathan Chen Renee Christine Chisum ** Katie Elizabeth Clark Angel M. Colon Jillian Ruth Cornman † Jennifer Marie Cude † Cesar Kristopher Delavega Traci Mae Dillard Clara C. Djimandjaja Cassondra Paige Doherty * Brittany Nicole Estrada † Meaghan Elizabeth Farrell ** Alyssa Michelle Fernandez * Nicole Renee Belmudez Flores ** Kristell Flores * Jacqueline Elizabeth Floyd Ruby Jeniel Fulbright † Kelly Michelle Gallegos † Jessica Lynn Garcia * Ashlie Anne Glassner * Beata Barbara Gomola Candice Shenelle Goodman † Elizabeth Claire Gorychka * Kimberly Ann Guajardo * Deborah A. Guerra ** Hannah Kathleen Haaland Mary Susan Haggerty Casarez * Michelle Leigh Hajdik Michelle Dawn Hart ** Albany Jayne Hawkins † Michell Garcia Heath * Megan Elizabeth Henry Winona Maxine Horton * Lisa Marie Jackson Jennifer C .Jackson Stephanie Ann Jones * Kristin Nicole Junek ** Rebecca Lynn Kelm Darcy Michelle Kerschen † Tiffany Michelle King * Edgar Eduardo Lazarin Mayra Lisset Lopez Theresa Renee Lowell Brittany Ann Lucio Kelly Justine Luinstra

* Cum Laude






Sarah Mary Macalino Sarah Elizabeth Mack Veronica Ann Madlangbayan Vanessa Lynn Madrid * Victoria C. Maldonado * Jorge Alberto Manrriquez Joseph Edward McCarty Sanjeev Anand Mehra ** Kevin David Meyers Stephanie Nicole Molidor * Sana Didar Momin Sean Christopher Moore ** Ashley Nicole Morrell Wilmer Kyle Mounger Maggie Katherine Murph Carrie Elizabeth Nealis Teresa Lynn Nestor Keili Lynn Newcomer * Amy Lee Nguyen Pretty Ejehiyokhin Okhiria ** Nicole Mabilangan Ona Erica Jane Ormeno ** Loraine Cantu Ornelas Alicia Mata Ortiz Alejandra Amparo Perez Hannah Elea Pogue † Kaylan Jene Prosch Adrianna Quintanilla Antoinette Carmel Ragusa * Tanya Ann Reese * Taylor Leigh Retzloff † Erica Amanda Rivera * Chelsea Marie Rodriguez * Dana Whitfield Rose Rebecca Ann Rosebrock * Shadetra Shanette Rouwtt Salimah Sadruddin Colton Scott Schilhab Annemarie Borbon Serrano * Suzanne Hope Sherwood Nancy Marina Silguero † Alecia Nicole Slater Juanita H. Solis ** Breonika Sharee Strickland Ann Louise Sullivan ** Austin Ian Swan Stephanie Jane Sylva * Sarah Nicole Talley * Prajjwal Tamrakar ** Deminay Amber Trevino John Edward Tyree * Karen Ann Varns * Miranda Vela Sylvia Martinez Vera Amber East Vogelpohl † Nicole Maria Walden ** Brandon Charles Waterhouse * Crystal Nadean Waters Amber Weber Summer Elaine White Stephanie Elise Williams * Lauren M. Ybarra * Jessica Lynn Leila Zintgraff †

** Magna Cum Laude † Summa Cum Laude






° High Honors



MSN Deidre Denise Allison ° Remely Masola Andrzejewski Heidi Ann Bell Kelli Marie Bermudez ° Stephanie Ann Bruno Katia D. Castillo Leah Michelle Charles Daniel Scott Christensen Josefina Gitamondoc Cochetti ° Lizette Day Maria A. Dewitt Melissa Paula Duron Adelaide Mae Emery Monica Vanessa Esquivel ° Laurie Deanne Falcon Dora A. Fast Gabriela Valdez Flores Leslee Cathleen Garcia Jennifer R. Gredicek Deborah A. Guerra Mary Susan Haggerty Casarez Sue Ann Hanner ° Jennifer Ellen Herbin ° Joanne Mary Hilliard ° Ping Ho Rhonda R. Honeycutt ° Lisa Marie Jackson Minami Kakuta Beela B. Kallimel ° Victoria C. Maldonado Sanjeev Anand Mehra Shannon Dia Mims ° Paula Lynn Montanaro Jennifer Sakae Moon ° Selina D. Nanna Christy Ruth Neill ° Yoomi Oh Eesingangela Ong Erica Jane Ormeno Vanessa Marie Palacios ° Dawn Elaine Peterson ° Christine Marie Peterson Pamela May Recto ° Iris Michelle Renovato ° Lindsey Dawn Rippee ° Jose Francisco Sablan Helen Joy Sharp Juanita H. Solis Liza N. Steinkirchner Lindsey Katherine Strandberg ° Pauline Arminda Swiger ° Mindy Lenn Trevino John Edward Tyree Jennifer Marie Baca Umanzor Jamiel Suzette Vargas ° Pedro Arroyo Vargas Heather Rene Whitmore Miranda Rose Williams Gabriela Zaragoza °





CFNP Sharon Anne Hohon Jessica Maria Leighton Terry Ann Romo


CFPMHNP Yemi Adebowale Don Clyde Rehwaldt   DNP Angela Adams Espinoza   Linda Kay Vochatzer   Robert L. Walsh   Summer 2013 BSN Priscilla Acosta ** Ana Dariela Aguilar Erica Anne Annotti † Ebonie Krystal Anyanwutaku Nicholas Arrieta Alejandro Baca Rebecca Marie Bannon † Sofia Bautista Heather N. Bridgeford † Janelle Yvonne Brownstein † Brittany Anne Burns * Steven B. Clifford * Jennifer Crystal Contreras Abigail S. Dietert † Laura Marie Drawdy Meris Alexandra Ebertowski ** Elisha Jean Edrington-Medina ** Susanna Lane Gordon Sara Kristen Heathman ** Megan Marie Heiligman Morgan Frances Hipp Caitlin McKenzie Ireland * Erica Anne Jones † Christopher Ryan Koteras Lauren Elizabeth Kyle Clinton Matthew Lange ** Joseph Stephen Laycock Eric McAfee † Cassandra T. Medina Nicole Moazami ** Katie Elizabeth Nowicki * Michael Justin Ramirez Sheyla Randle Sarita Faye Richardson * Adrian Salinas Yvonne Salinas † Jacquelyn Abigail Spear † Traci Ann Thompson ** Ashley Juanita Trevino Kathleen Anne Vick * Rogelio Abdias Villa Jamie Beth Williams ** Justin Matthew Williams *

MSN Heather N. Bridgeford Jibi George Thamaravelil PhD Rozmin Jiwani DNP Roberto D’Lorm Beverly Laurongaboya Inocencio

Fall 2013 BSN Dolly Katherine Acuna Lopez * Andrea Elena Anguiano ** Caitlin Nicole Balladares ** Hannah Deeann Barthram * Tiffany Ann Bell * Mary Cardinal Beltran * Gino Ivan Benavides Javier Eduardo Benavides ** Carey C. Berkowick † Leonardo Xavier Bermudez Brittany Ann Biela Laura Leann Carey * Ernest Ray Chapko † Roxanne Scarlet Cribbs Katrina Jardenil Cruz Christina Jo Cunningham Courtney Renae Dallimore ** Izamar De la Garza Gillian Lee DeMase Patricia Escobedo Frutos Vanessa Lynn Ferguson Tara Nicole Ferrara ** Alexa Sophia Ferris Victoria Marie Flores * Phyllis Manyi Fonge Elma lleana Fonseca * Megan Maria Garcia † Alexandra Gudrun Gillespie † Mary Jane Gillespie † Megan Kathleen Goff Felicia Megan Gomez Jennifer Leanne Gomez Marco Antonio Gonzalez Shelby Green Martha Noriega Guerra Leslie Christine Hill Brittany Anne Holder Asia Lee Hopkins Rachel Denise Jacobs * MaElisabeth James Hugh David Jones ** Katherine Elizabeth Knapp * Kevin Kyle G. Laurente Yelena Jennifer Le Bethany Lynn Little Antonio Manocchio, Jr. **

* Cum Laude



Noah Alexander Martinez † Victoria Leigh Martin-Rodriguez Vanessa Mendoza ** Allison Claire Michel Luka Micke ** Akib Iqbal Momin Annalisa Cristina Montalvo † Lavonne Antoinette Kahealani Moore * Misty Ann Morgan † Nathan Skyler Mosier Allena Kay Nelson * Alyssa Bao Van Ngo Dao Thi Xuan Nguyen Lilie Trinh Nguyen Tuyetanh Nguyen Marija Ziramov Nielsen † Maria Teresa Noonan Darlene Ohabughiro Leslie Yvette Ontiveros * Leah Tish Parisi Keena Rajendra Patel Christiana Grimaldo Pavo Aaron Jay Petterson ** Jennifer Ann Polasek Tania Jeanette Powell Cassandra Yvette Ragin † Faith Ivana Regalado Jake Taylor Ribak † Kara Allison Rice * Brigitte Ann Richardson † Adela Denise Rodriguez Franchezca Victoria Rodriguez Stephanie Marie Rodriguez * Samantha Alexandra Roe ** Marilee Eva Rollins Glenise Lynn Sanchez Perez ** Kathryn Rose Smart * Bryce Anthony Sobol † Sarah Elizabeth Steveson Beilul Tewelde Tekle ** April Anne Tijerina * Bianca Marissa Tyler * Andrea Danielle Valdez * Jessica Frances Villegas Kiran Nizar Virani Jennifer Rene Warden Kalíqua Dolores Warrior * Anolda May Watkins Ericka Milaine Wilder † Megan Marie Wilham * Meghan Briane Wilson † Nancy Zavala Muqiao Zhu † MSN Elma lleana Fonseca

** Magna Cum Laude † Summa Cum Laude

° High Honors

P h D D I SS E RTAT I O NS & D N P I N Q U I RY P R O J E C TS 2004 Janet Susan Andersen Using indigenous helpers to increase smoking cessation among adult Fresh Start participants Holly A. DiLeo Assessment of sleep and biological factors that influence sleep in young children Laura Rodriguez Munoz The association of maternal-fetal attachment and length of gestation on decisional balance and level of smoking behavior in pregnant Mexican American adolescents Barbara Louise Owens Complementary and alternative therapy use among adult Hispanic women during treatment for breast cancer

2005 Martina Gallagher Child health promotion and health protection practices used by mothers of Mexican descent Denise Miner-Williams Connectedness in the nurse-patient relationship Beatriz C. Nieto Narratives of facing personal morality in the breast cancer experience of Mexican-American women

2006 Penny Bennett-Baird Development and psychometric evaluation of an instrument: Neonatal infection control and compliance index to measure infection control compliance in the neonatal intensive care unit environment

Paula Cooper Clutter Factors related to uptake of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines by registered nurses in the veteran health administration setting Shannon M. Dowdall-Smith Feeding practices of mothers: The process of learning and perceptions of health Margit B. Gerardi The relationship between depression and unwanted sexual contact in adolescent females Josie Queen Becoming emotionally abused: The lived experience of adult women in intimate partner relationships Rosemary N. Walulu Mothers living with HIV: A grounded theory study

2008 Lyda Consuelo Arevalo-Flechas Factors influencing Latino/Hispanic caregivers’ perception of the experience of caring for a relative with Alzheimer’s disease Roswitha B. Davies Pain in children with down syndrome: Assessment & intervention by parents Pamela Hodges Life purpose, health-related quality of life, and hospital readmissions among older adults with heart failure Mark A. Meyers Protective factors and risk factors for HIV infection of Mexican-American gay men


Adelita G. Cantu Sociocultural context of physical activity in older Mexican-American women: A life history approach

Jennifer Collins Becoming a sexual partner: The lived experience of young men in sexual relationships

Alma Rosa Flores-Vela Health practices and resiliency in Mexican American adolescents with type 2 diabetes mellitus

2007 Bertha Longoria Almendarez Influencing the transition of Mexican American elders to nursing homes Diana Beckmann-Mendez Maternal perceptions of body image of Mexican-American children Rebecca Bonugli Perspectives of sexuality in Mexican American women with serious mental illness

Lorena Guerrero Managing my pregnancy: A grounded theory of pregnancy and childbearing beliefs and practices of women of Mexican descent Christina Cardenas Wei The lived experience of men who have used violence in their intimate relationships and who have also used alcohol or other drugs





Paul R. Clark An emergency department patient’s perception of safety

Angela E. Adams An evidence-based, comprehensive intervention to reduce pneumonia-related acute care readmissions from nursing home facilities

Ughanmwan Efeovbokhan Decision to withhold or withdraw life sustaining medical care by family caregivers of persons diagnosed with dementia Amanda Jane Flagg Patient/provider concordance: Instrument development Patti Garner Grota Patient factors associated with adverse events of hospitalized veterans in infection control isolation


Roberto B. D’Lorm An organizational intervention to decrease patient wait times and to improve work flow efficiency in an outpatient addiction clinic Beverly L. G. Inocencio Developing and implementing a policy for the integration of Acute Care Nurse Practititioners into an adult intensive care unit

Antonieta Pelia Alteza Overweight adolescents and risk for diabetes in Rio Grande valley

Rozmin Jiwani Illness perceptions, coping behaviors and appraisal of south Asian immigrants with coronary artery disease: A mixed method study

Carolyn Yvonne Hinshaw Davis Access to medicaid for uninsured but eligible children of teenage mothers

Linda Vochatzer Design and implementation of a comprehensive pain management bundle for nursing in a small community hospital

Wesley F. Richardson The development and psychometric evaluation of an instrument measuring post-anesthesia care: Registered nurses’ perception of a near-miss patient safety climate

Robert L. Walsh A system design for integration of advanced practice nurses and physician assistants

Evelyn Ann Swenson-Britt Clinical nursing units as learning practice communities: Relations between research self-collective efficacy and quality of care and nurse outcomes









School of Nursing History Book  

UT Health Science Center School of Nursing: A proud history.

School of Nursing History Book  

UT Health Science Center School of Nursing: A proud history.