Scholarship initiative launched by nurse educators

Retired faculty and friends scholarship will benefit future nursing students
By Anita Smith

Judy TaylorSeveral donors with decades of experience in teaching UAB nursing students are taking the lead in an initiative to establish a scholarship to help future UAB nursing students. This will be known as the UAB School of Nursing Retired Faculty and Friends Endowed Nursing Scholarship.

Coordinating the initiative is Judy Taylor, a retired UAB School of Nursing faculty member. Taylor says that she and others launching this scholarship have taught many UAB nursing students and understand up-close the pressing financial struggles that some face.

“We all know what it is to be a student who is looking for, and grateful for, any amount of money to help toward his or her nursing education,” she said.

Joining Taylor in being among the first contributors are Sylvia Britt, a current UAB School of Nursing faculty member, and the following who formerly taught at the School: Pat Cleveland, Pam Daugherty, Mardell Davis, Velma Denson, Maxine Jones, Alberta McCaleb, Ayda Nambayan and Ann Sirles.

Taylor said their inspiration is the slogan “Give Something, Change Everything” that accompanies the current Campaign for UAB, which has the goal of raising $1 billion to increase resources for UAB’s multi-missions.

“We wanted to be a part of that — to make a difference,” said Taylor.

Taylor emphasized that donations are welcome from anyone who wants to help.

“That’s why we’re naming this scholarship for ‘Retired Faculty and Friends,’ ” she said.
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