Faces of Change
Board Member Profile: Ashelynn Falkenburg
Regarding the UAB School of Nursing, Ashelynn learned from her mother, Karle Falkenburg, Chair of the School's Board of Visitors (BOV) from 2004 to 2006 and a current emeritus member. "Mom told me how important she felt it was to support UAB's nursing school," said Ashelynn. "I realized the differences nurses make, and how all of us need great nurses."
Anita Smith Lunsford - Giving Back Through History
Smith has also had a front-row to much of the history at the School of Nursing, which, while not as turbulent as the other history going on around her, was still quite eventful. When she was just an undergraduate student at the University of Alabama, Smith met the SON’s first dean, Florence Hixson, through roommates who were nursing students; at The Birmingham News, she was first placed in the role of the newspaper’s medical editor, and she witnessed the school’s move from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham, as well as the tenure of its second dean, Marie O’Koren. Since then, she has developed close personal relationships with each of the school’s deans, so when she calls the SON uniquely blessed in terms of leadership, she knows whereof she speaks.
Worthington-Cargo Family Creates Scholarship
“The help that the Worthington-Cargo and Scokel-Honeycutt families have given the SON shows just how dramatic effect individuals can have on the health care of the entire state. We are incredibly grateful to them for their support for our school and the nursing profession as a whole,” said Doreen Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of the UAB School of Nursing.