Members of the Scokel and Honeycutt families and friends have endowed a scholarship in the UAB School of Nursing to honor two couples with deep roots in the Birmingham area. The Dr. Paul W. Scokel III and Mary Lou Scokel and William A. and Christine R. Honeycutt Endowed Scholarship pays tribute to these two couples and will aid nursing students for years to come.
“This significant and generous gift will be a tremendous boost to both students and the School of Nursing,” says Doreen Harper, PhD. RN, FAAN, Dean of the School of Nursing. “The students who receive the scholarship will be able to focus on their studies without having to worry about where their tuition money is coming from, and our school is the better equipped to attract the best and most capable scholars.”
Dr. Scokel was born in Birmingham and earned his medical degree at UAB. He served as a Navy fight surgeon and became well known in the local medical community, first as an obstetrician and gynecologist and then as a family doctor. His wife, Mary Lou, attended nursing school at the Mississippi University for Women and served as a city councilwoman when the family settled in Graysville, Alabama, just north of Birmingham. William Honeycutt was born in Louisiana but grew up in Birmingham’s Bluff Park community, and his wife, Christine, attended Birmingham-Southern College.