Souvenir Booklet 2012
Souvenir Booklet 2011
Nursing Celebration is nurses celebrating nursing. Since
1991, District 9 has paused to annually recognize 20 outstanding
nurses and to award nursing scholarships and research grants.
Over 300 nurses have been recognized and more than $40,000
in scholarships and grants have been awarded. In 2009, the Texas Nurses District 9 Foundation was created, in hopes that the non-profit status would expand the current scholarship and grant program.
Nurses from all areas of practice such as patient care,
education, research and administration are recognized. All
nurses from the District 9 area are eligible; they do not
have to be members of TNA. Colleagues, families and friends
complete nomination forms and submit them for blind review.
A panel then reviews the nominations and selection is based
on multiple criteria.
The scholarships are given to promising students that are
members of the Texas Nursing Student Association or RNs
that are members of TNA District 9. The grants are awarded
to RNs that are members of TNA District 9 who are engaged
in research, either at their place of employment or as criteria
for an academic degree. Each scholarship and grant is submitted
for blind review and graded by a panel based on multiple
Please join us as we celebrate the exceptional nurses we
have amongst us and the dynamic profession of nursing.
President’s Award Recipient
Alexia Green, RN, PhD, FAAN
Co-Leader, Texas Team Advancing Health through Nursing
20 Outstanding Nurses for 2012
Debra Adornetto-Garcia, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Lori Armstrong, Texas Children’s Hospital
Robert E. Blake, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Kelly Brassil, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Juliana Brixey, Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Biomedical Informatics
Sarah Hilton Fleming, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Melissa Gilhart, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Jocelyn Goffney, The Methodist Hospital
Linda H. Green, The Menninger Clinic
Sally Ann Gutierrez, TIRR Memorial Hermann
Rosnela Hardesty, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Armilla Henry, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, Harris Health System
Janet Lamb, Harris Health System
Cheryl C. Rodgers, Texas Children’s Hospital
Charmaine Shields, The Methodist Hospital
Joy Shiller, The Methodist Hospital
Kristen Starnes-Ott, UTHealth School of Nursing
Ann St. Germain, Texas Woman’s University
Marlene Walden, Texas Children’s Hospital
Mary Judith Yoho, Chamberlain College of Nursing
Donna Wooten Scholarship Recipients
Bridgett Hamilton, Houston Community College
Carla Timothy, Wharton County Jr. College –Sugar Land
D9 Scholarship Recipients
Dorca Medina Boney, University of St. Thomas
Rochelle D. Smith, Prairie View A&M University
Research Grant Recipient
Lisa Boss, RN, ACNS-BC, CEN, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Nursing
Nursing Celebration 2012 took place on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the Westin Houston, Memorial City. We are pleased to present our sponsors for 2012:
If you are interested in contributing to the Scholarship and Research Grant Fund, please click the donate button below.
Your donation is tax-deductible.
The 20th Annual Nursing Celebration was promoted on the Debra Duncan show in 2010.
Left to right: Mary Holt Ashley, Carson Easley, Debra Duncan, Coni Ellis, Nancy Hunter, Joanne Monroig, Shirley Morrison, Robin Toms