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Memorial Hermann Recognizes Employees Who Missed Graduation Due to COVID-19

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – COVID-19 put a damper on many 2020 graduations across the country. Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center created a memorable experience for its own employees by staging an impromptu graduation ceremony during this challenging time.

During National Nurses’ Week, a graduation ceremony was held in the hospital’s conference center for 31 employees. Masks were worn and social distancing practiced, all but during a brief photo opp that traditional grads get to experience.

It was a true family affair too. Nurse Denise Martin (Trauma Svcs.) and her daughter, nurse Kaley Martin (OBS), were both part of this graduating co-hort.

Doctorate of Nursing:

  • Denise Martin (Trauma Svcs.), Chamberlain University




Masters of Science:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner / Rachel Cameron (Emergency Dept.), Univ. of Texas Arlington
  • Nursing Administration / Rachel Cooke (ICU), Chamberlain University
  • Healthcare Leadership & Admin. / Amy Covanes (Emergency Dept.), UT Health Science Ctr.
  • Family Nurse Practitioner / Talin Cusato (Rehab./TIRR), UT Health Science Ctr.
  • Nursing Leadership / Karen Davis (Surgical Svcs.), Univ. of Texas Arlington
  • Masters of Business Administration / Alma Fee (Business Office), Western Governor’s Univ.
  • Family Nurse Practitioner / Brandi Foster (Emergency Dept.), Univ. of Texas Arlington
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner / Fristanto Kurniawan (ICU), Univ. of Texas Arlington
  • Nursing Leadership / Christy Miller (Surgical Svcs.), Univ. of Texas Arlington
  • Family Nurse Practitioner / Lisa Moncrief (4East), Chamberlain University
  • Family Nurse Practitioner / Chelsea Phillips (ICU), Univ. of Texas Arlington
  • Nursing Leadership in Healthcare / Kelly Rodrigue (Emergency Dept.), Grand Canyon University
  • Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner / James Seale (Surgical Svcs.), Texas Tech University
  • Family Nurse Practitioner / Amber Simpson (Emergency Dept.), Univ. of Mary Hardin Baylor
  • Nursing Education / Dwan Sorn (Emergency Dept.), Univ. of Texas Arlington




Bachelors of Science in Nursing:

  • Blanca Casas (Emergency Dept.), Grand Canyon University
  • Kaitlyn Doerre (Women’s Svcs.), Sam Houston State
  • Shannon Ferarri (OBS), Univ. of Lafayette
  • Liza Gonzalez (IMU), Western Governor’s Univ.
  • Alissa Greer (ICU), Univ. of Texas Arlington
  • Kaley Martin (OBS), Texas Lutheran Univ.
  • Sylvia Martinez (PCU5), Univ. of Texas Arlington
  • Deondra Moseley (ICU), Aspen University
  • Gary Mosier (Surgical Svcs.), Western Governor’s Univ.
  • Donna Smith (Surgical Svcs.), Western Governor’s Univ.




Associates of Science:

  • Nursing / Shannon Batlak (Emergency Dept.), Lone Star College
  • Nursing / Marie Hoyt (Rehab/TIRR), Lone Star College
  • Surgical Technology / Sonia Landaverde (Lab), Lone Star College
  • Nursing / Sherrye Wallace (Women’s Svcs.), Galen College