The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation visits the UAB School of Nursing

LPW pic2On Tues., April 8, 2014, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing hosted Grants Program Director Elizabeth A. Smith (Lizzy) from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation.

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation is a charity dedicated to the support of women in nine southeastern states. The Foundation devotes most of its resources to the Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarship program, which provides scholarship grants to schools and colleges for deserving female students. In 2013, The Lettie Pate Whitehead foundation awarded 39 UAB School of Nursing students scholarships.

While at the School, Smith had the opportunity to meet Jacqueline Bui, Taylor Hinkle, Chelsea Jenkins, and Aquita Thomas, four of the most promising nursing students that have received Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarships.  

The students gave Smith a tour of the nursing skills lab and shared how their experiences in the labs have enriched their education and prepared them for the workplace.