The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees appointed approved the establishment of the Dr. Jimmy Bartlett Endowed Alumni Optometry Scholarship during its meeting on Sept. 13, 2013. The endowment is funded through gifts made in Bartlettâ€™s honor by the UAB School of Optometry Alumni Association.
Jimmy D. Bartlett, O.D., professor emeritus in the School of Optometry, joined UAB in 1977 and retired in 2011. He chaired the Department of Optometry from 2000-01 and held a secondary appointment in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the School of Medicine. He was a recipient of the UAB Presidentâ€™s Award for Excellence in Teaching.