Faces of Change

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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.

007NoShowBallThe 6th No-Show Ball has gone down in history as another record-breaker. This fundraising event – which brings tote-bags of tasty food and drink to the doorsteps of supporters – this year broke all past records in terms of numbers of totes sold.

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.
Wood sistersWhen the Junior Board of Visitors (JBOV) leadership gavel is passed in January, for the first time the Chair position will be shared by two JBOV members. Succeeding the third Chair, Ashelynn Falkenburg Smith, will be Co-Chairs Kate Wood Hamilton and Sidney Wood 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.