Catherine and Lee Styslinger Jr. Establish Scholarship in the School of Nursing
|Catherine and Lee Styslinger Jr.|
Catherine S. Styslinger and Lee J. Styslinger Jr. recently endowed a scholarship at the UAB School of Nursing, where Catherine has been a Board of Visitors (BOV) member since 1994. As a former educator, Mrs. Styslinger especially enjoys serving on the BOV, where she continues to advocate for quality nursing education to fill the nursing shortage in Alabama and throughout the United States. She also takes great pride in her service as an expression of gratitude for the high-quality medical and nursing care that her sister and niece received at UAB during their respective battles with cancer.
Doreen C. Harper, Ph.D., dean of UAB’s School of Nursing, believes that the Styslingers’ scholarship matches the lives they have lived. “Lee and Catherine have long supported this community in areas that really develop people,” she says. “They understand how their scholarship will benefit nursing education, nurses, and patients who will be served by nurses. That’s the kind of caring people they are.”
Mrs. Styslinger has served as chair of the Birmingham Museum of Art’s Members Board and two museum balls, the Women’s Division of the United Way of Central Alabama campaign, the Birmingham Festival of Arts, and two large musical performance fund-raisers benefiting the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. She is also a former member of the boards of directors of the Alabama Ballet, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the Women’s Committee of 100. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Birmingham Museum of Art.
Mr. Styslinger is chairman of the board of ALTEC Inc. He serves on the boards of directors of Electronic Healthcare Systems and Jemison Investment Company Inc. and is a member of the Newcomen Society of Alabama, Rotary Club of Birmingham, and Birmingham Museum of Art. He was inducted into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame in 2002. He is a past member of the board of trustees of the Birmingham Symphony Association and Highlands School (formerly Highlands Day School), where he and Mrs. Styslinger generously funded the Catherine Smith Styslinger Library. He also was a past member of the Board of Governors and Executive Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Especially committed to the growth and development of UAB, the Styslingers have generously supported the university over the years. Mr. Styslinger is a former member of the UAB President’s Advisory Council, and personal gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Styslinger have supported UAB’s Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, the School of Nursing, the School of Medicine, the Comprehensive Diabetes Center, the Center for Palliative and Supportive Care, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, and other programs on campus.
Maintaining the Momentum / Winter 2011