Faces of Change
The Scholarship Luncheon: An Annual Celebration of our Donor's Generosity
Scholarship donors and current and past recipients gathered at the Mountain Brook Country Club on February 5 to celebrate the UAB community’s continuous generosity and achievement at the scholarship luncheon. This event serves to honor our donors who have personally touched our students with their contributions, while showcasing the UAB School of Nursing’s exceptional students.
The luncheon featured messages from Dean Doreen Harper, Dr. Linda Moneyham and three of our scholarship recipients. This occasion allows students the unique opportunity to personally meet, recognize and thank the men and women who invest in their education and future. During the luncheon scholarship recipients Jessica Patterson, Jacqueline Bui, and Bryan Comb expressed their sincerest gratitude to their donors.
The No-Show Ball: an Exciting Fall Tradition
The 2013 event, held on November 3, resulted in the sale of 504 totes (compared to 482 last year) by its sponsoring organization, the UAB School of Nursing's Junior Board of Visitors (JBOV). This year marked the second-in-a-row block-buster No-Show Ball event for the JBOV.
Committed to raising funds for UAB scholarships in pediatric nursing, the JBOV last year and this year has been focused on funding a scholarship in memory of brother-and-sister twin infants – the Seth Houston McCoin, Jr., and Elizabeth Morgan Endowed Scholarship in Pediatric Nursing.
Board Member Profile: Kate Hamilton and Sidney Clapp
Kate and Sidney are sisters, accustomed to tackling projects together since childhood. They have remained close, within a close-knit family, their lives intersecting in special ways.
Today both Kate and Sidney are married, with children. They live only a few houses apart in Mountain Brook's Crestline section. Their husbands, Ford Hamilton and Martin Clapp, have been friends since college. Ford and Martin both work in the family business, Wood Fruitticher – Ford in purchasing, Martin in information technology. Sidney and Martin first met at Kate and Ford's wedding.