Thank you,

for helping make the inaugural Applause for the Cause: Educate A Nurse event a tremendous success! More than 200 attendees enjoyed an incredible evening of entertainment filled with applause for pianists, dancers, singers, and a humorist. We are grateful for the generous outpouring of support from Honorary Event Chair Patty McDonald, the Styslingers, event sponsors, the community, and Board members. Also, we appreciate our nursing students and faculty, Miss Alabama Ashley Davis, and the performers who donated their time to make the evening one to cherish.This year the UAB School of Nursing’s Board of Visitors’ event raised more than $100,000 to support the Emergency Fund Student Success and nursing scholarships. The emergency fund meets students’ unforeseen short-term financial emergency needs so they can get back on their feet and continue their education. Support of this fund is very timely in light of the recent tornadoes that devastated so many lives, including the lives of some of our nursing students. Thank you for being part of this memorable event that helps students realize their dream of becoming a nurse.

The School of Nursing would like to give special thanks to the
Altec Styslinger Foundation for serving as our Signature Sponsor!


Signature Sponsor 

 Altec Styslinger Foundation 

The Directors' Guild

Emmie and Herman Bolden

Mr. Everett Holle

UAB Health System


The Critics’ Circle

BlueCross Blue Shield of Alabama

Burr Forman, LLC

Colonial Properties Trust

HealthSouth Corporation

Mrs. William R. Ireland, Sr.


The Actors' League

Candice & C.P. Bagby

Kim Benos

Carolyn & Jim Boone

The Harry B. & Jane H. Brock Foundation 

Lella & Frank Bromberg

Zoë & Marcus Cassimus

John Germany

Dr. Doreen C. Harper & Bill Harper

Melinda & Ronald Helveston

Donna Jernigan

Rose Marie Lee

Janet S. Lucas

Sue Ellen & Mike Lucas

Polly & Bill Lucas

Jill & Robert e. Luckie III

Barrett & Rick MacKay

Patty McDonald in memory of Marie Ingalls

Anne Michaels

Donna & Jim Reddinger

Kate & Rob Sexton

Wanda & Charles Simon

Lucille Thompson

Jean Tomlinson

Other Supporters

Alliant Bank

Cobbs Allen & Hall

Ice By Design

Ken Jackson

Luckie & Co.


Special Thanks To All Of Our Sponsors!

Applause Registration Confirmation

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*Sue Ellen Lucas - Chair
*Robert E. Luckie, III - Co-Chair

Jane Arendall Paula Midyette
*Kimberlee Benos Pam Miller
Carolyn F. Boone Bobbie Parsons
Lella Bromberg George Perdue, Jr.
Bruce E. Burns, M.D. Donna Reddinger

Zoё Cassimus

Carol Sandner
Joy Deupree, PhD Kay Scruggs
Punky Eastwood Kate Sexton
*Barbara O'Neal Eddleman William E. Somerall, Jr., M.D.
Juanzetta Flowers, DSN Rita Spencer
Melinda Helveston Wanda Simon
Arlene Henley Catherine Styslinger
Everett Holle Leah Taylor
Fay B. Ireland *Douglas C. Tilt, M.D.
Donna Jernigan Jean Tomlinson
Joie Jones R. Edward Varner, M.D.
Margaret Kidd Celia Wallace
Rose Marie Lunsford Elizabeth Wallace
Barrett MacKay Nancy Watts
Charles. A. McCallum, Jr., M.D. *Nany Worthington
Nancy Meisler
*Anne Michaels
*Denotes Event Committee


Karle Falkenburg
Alma McMahon
Lavona Rushton
Jeanie Sherlock
Lanette Sherrill

Junior Board of Visitors Chair:
Ashelynn Falkenburg

In Remembrance:

Elwynn "Chick" Hale, EdD
Joy P. Harbert
Minnie Gaston
Gloria Goldstein Howton
Marie Ingalls
Rita Kimerling
Jarman Lowder
Robert E. Luckie, Jr.

Dean and Fay B. Ireland Endowed Chair in Nursing:

Doreen C. Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN