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Record number to receive their nursing doctorates during TWU’s winter commencement ceremonies in Denton and Houston


DENTON, HOUSTON – Texas Woman’s University will confer a record number of doctoral nursing degrees during its winter commencement ceremonies in Denton and Houston. A total of 17 — five in Denton on Dec. 16 and 12 in Houston on Dec. 17 — will receive their Ph.D. in nursing from TWU.

“I congratulate the TWU faculty and these students for this accomplishment,” Dr. Marcia Hern, dean of the College of Nursing said. “Having so many graduate with their Ph.D. in nursing truly exemplifies our commitment to alleviating the faculty nursing shortage.”

Graduate nursing students Melissa A. Craft, RoxAnn Dicker, Carla McArtor Hairston, Cheryl D. Neill and Vicki Zeigler will accept their degrees during the noon commencement ceremony to be held at Pioneer Hall on TWU’s Denton campus. Janine M. Catalano, Anecita P. Fadol, Tuong-Vi Vo Ho, Cheryl Lindy, Stephanie Marfurt, JoAnn Mick, Elda G. Ramirez, Ruthie L. Robinson, Pamela E. Stetina, Cynthia Kellam Stinson, Valarie Philliber Waldmeier and Mary Yoho will receive their degrees in Houston during commencement ceremonies to be held Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Edwin Hornberger Conference Center.

“These nursing graduates represent a major contribution to the nationwide pool of faculty for nursing programs,” Dr. Jennifer Martin, dean of the TWU Graduate School, said. “I commend the work of TWU's College of Nursing faculty in mentoring these nurse scholars through their degree programs.”


For Further Information Contact:

Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: asimpson1@twu.edu

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