Faculty and Staff

Lori Baumgarten

Associate Degree Nursing Secretary
Wharton County Junior College
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488
Ph: (979) 532-6391
Email: baumgartenl@wcjc.edu
 


Sandra Davis, MSN, RN

Director of the Associate Degree Nursing Program
Wharton County Junior College
911 Boling Highway  
Wharton, TX 77488
Ph: (979) 532-6404
Email: daviss@wcjc.edu

Ms. Davis received her Master's degree in Clinical Nurse Specialist from University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama in May 1997.  She began her nursing career as a registered nurse in 1986 in Medical Surgical after graduating from Alcorn State University.  She has 28 years clinical experience in various clinical areas which include Med-Surgical Units and Women's Health.  She has taught in various Associate Degree Nursing programs throughout Mississippi prior to joining Wharton County Junior College in January 2014.  She is one of five charter members for Coahoma Community College Associate Degree program.  There she assisted with writing, getting initial accreditation and starting the first class.  Currently she works full time at Wharton County Junior College  as a Level 1 instructor and assumed the director position August 2022.  She is also the director of the CNA program at Wharton County Junior College Continue Education program..


LaToya Fletcher, MSN, RN

Associate Degree Nursing Instructor
Wharton County Junior College
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488
Ph: (979) 532-6471
Email: fletcherl@wcjc.edu

Mrs. Fletcher has been in nursing for just over 18 years and a nursing instructor for the last 8 years.  She has taught nursing at Temple College and Blinn College prior to joining Wharton County Junior College in Fall 2022.  Her previous nursing work ecperience includes working for Baylor Scott & White Healthcare for 17 years serving as a charge and staff nurse for the Med-Surg Unit.  Mrs. Fletcher has enjoyed all the teaching and learning experiences in nursing education and is excited to continue working and learning with students in both the classroom and clinical settings.


Natasha Goins, MSN, RN

Associate Degree Nursing Instructor
Wharton County Junior College
14004 University Boulevard 
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Ph: (281) 243-8561
Email: goinsn@wcjc.edu

Ms. Goins received her Master's degree in Nursing Education from Texas Woman's University, Houston, Texas in December 2011. She began her nursing career in Medical-Surgical Nursing in 1999 as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She has worked in various areas like Orthopedic/Trauma at MHH-TMC and Neurology Rehab Oncology at MD Anderson. Natasha has taught Med-Surg Nursing at Sowela Technical Community College in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She started part-time at Wharton County Junior College in the Associate Degree of Nursing program in the Med-Surg I skills lab. Currently she works full-time at Wharton County Junior College as a Pharmacology instructor and clinical instructor in Med-Surg II. She still works as a staff nurse in Post-partum, Medical Telemetry and Physical Rehab areas.


Tammy Hann, MSN, RN

Associate Degree Nursing Instructor
Wharton County Junior College
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488
Ph: (979) 532-6902
Email: hannt@wcjc.edu

Mrs. Hann received her Vocational Nursing Certificate from Wharton County Junior College in 1986. After working in various areas in rural Texas facilities for 12 years, she obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing from Reagents College (member of The University of the State of New York) in 1998. She continued working in rural Texas facilities and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2010 followed by her Master of Science in Nursing Education in 2012 through Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona. Her work experiences include Medical Surgical Nursing, hospital based Skilled Nursing Facilities and Rehabilitation Units, Geriatric-Psych Unit, Long Term Care Facilities as a Staff Nurse and Director of Nurses, Outpatient Clinic Internal Medicine Department Staff Nurse, Home Health Visiting Nurse as well as Case Manager and Staff Supervisor, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Operating Room Nurse in the capacity of a Scrub Nurse and Circulating Nurse. She joined Wharton County Junior College as a full time instructor for the Associate Degree Nursing Program in January 2013.


Patricia Korenek, WHNP, MS, RN

Associate Degree Nursing Instructor
Wharton County Junior College
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77479
Ph: (979) 532-6549
Email: korenekp@wcjc.edu

Mrs. Korenek received her Masters of Science from Texas Woman’s University, Houston, Texas.  She began her nursing career as Licensed Vocational Nurse, after receiving her certificate from Wharton County Junior College.  Mrs. Korenek obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas, Austin, Texas.  She has worked in various areas like Medical/Surgical, Oncology, Obstetrics, and Nursing Administration.  In addition she also received her certificate as a Woman's Health Nurse Practitioner from The University Southwest Medical School, Dallas, Texas.  She practiced as a Nurse Practitioner for several years providing Prenatal, Postparum, and Gynecologic care.  Mrs. Korenek began her teaching career with Wharton County Junior College in 2011.  She has been an instructor in Level 3 and LVN-ADN transition.


Amy Pendergraft, FNP, MSN, RN

Associate Degree Nursing Instructor
Wharton County Junior College
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488
Ph: (979) 532-6464
Email: pendergrafta@wcjc.edu

Ms. Pendergraft attended Texas A&M University before receiving her BSN from UTMB in 1996.  She worked for Harris County Hospital District for several years as an ICU nurse before receiving her MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner at TWU-HSC.  Her other work experiences include employment at Texas Children's Hospital as a PICU/NICU nurse, woman's health, home health, hospice care and medical legal consulting.  Mrs. Pendergraft has taught nursing at TWU-HSC as well as Blinn College Station.  She joined the WCJC associate degree nursing faculty in 2014.


Paris Potter, MSN, RN

Associate Degree Nursing Instructor
Wharton County Junior College
14004 University Boulevard 
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Ph: (281) 243-8562
Email: potterp@wcjc.edu

Ms. Potter received her Associates of Nursing degree from College of the Mainland in 2017 and went on to attend Texas Woman's University RN-MSN program where she received her MSN in nursing education.  She began her nursing career in Rio Grande Valley where she worked as a post-surgical/medical nurse.  Her other work experiences include working in Sugar Land, TX as a rehab nurse for multiple years and she has worked contracts for St. Luke's CHI Baylor in Houston's Medical Center as a traveling RN.  Ms. Potter joined WCJC associate degree nursing faculty fall 2022.


Anna Sawyer, MSN, RN

Associate Degree Nursing Instructor
Wharton County Junior College
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488
Ph: (979) 532-6403
Email: sawyera@wcjc.edu

Mrs. Anna Sawyer started her medical career in the U.S. Navy. After ten weeks of basic training, she went to Hospital Corpsman school in Chicago, Illinois and then on to Operating Room Technician school in Portsmouth Virgina. Mrs. Sawyer served six years in the Navy and then went on to receive her Associate degree in Applied Science in Nursing degree at Tidewater Community College in Portsmouth Virgina. Her first nursing job was in the Emergency Department in Portsmouth Virginia. She moved to Texas after six years in the ED and worked on a med/surg/tele unit in Kingwood Texas for seven years. Her next nursing job was in Sugar Land Texas on another busy med/surg/tele unit. All along the way in her career, Mrs. Sawyer loved teaching, from the brand new nursing student to the seasoned nurse needing a brief orientation on the unit. Mrs. Sawyer is excited to be starting her first year as a nursing instructor at Wharton County Junior College.


Andrea Shropshire, DNP, MSN, RN

Associate Degree Nursing Instructor
Wharton County Junior College
14004 University Boulevard 
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Ph: (281) 243-8564
Email: shrophsirea@wcjc.edu

Dr. Shropshire graduated from The University of Texas School of Nursing in Houston, TX with a BSN in 2004.  She began her nursing career as an oncology nurse at the Northwest Cancer Center.  She continued to work for the cancer center part-time after accepting a position as a school nurse.  With a passion for oncology and research she moved to UT MD Anderson Cancer Center where she was a breast cancer research nurse.  She graduated from Chamberlain College of Nursing with a MSN specializing as a nurse educator in 2013.  Dr. Shropshire began part-time at WCJC in 2014 and accepted a full time position in the fall of 2014.  Dr. Shropshire received her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2016 specializing in healthcare systems management.  Dr. Shropshire also served as a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy from 1993-1998 and was honorably discharged. Her military experience included medical/surgical nursing, emergency medicine, dermatology, field medicine and Persian Gulf illness. Dr. Shropshire was the director of the ADN program from 2017-2022.


Shazia Usman, FNP, MSN, RN

Associate Degree Nursing Instructor
Wharton County Junior College
14004 University Boulevard 
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Ph: (281) 243-8569

Email: usmans@wcjc.edu

Ms. Usman graduated with her BSN and MSN from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB) with a background in medicine.  She is practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a clinical setting.  She also has worked as a registered nurse and a vascular ultrasound technologist.  She has taught as a Clinical Instructor Anatomy, Physiology to sonography students.  In addition, she also acted as a Clinical Instructor for Chamberlain School of Nursing.  She joined Wharton County Junior College as an Associate Degree Nursing Instructor in fall 2020.  

 

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