Gifts At WorkThe need for scholarships, professorships and other programs is ongoing. This need is made even more urgent by the continuing worldwide nursing shortage and the challenge of funding in the face of reduced state support. Despite that challenge, UAB has continued to recruit the best and brightest nursing students, as well as top faculty from around the country. This would not be possible without the funding from individuals, corporations and foundations.
Fay B. Ireland Endowed Chair in Nursing
Doreen C. Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN, currently serves as Dean of the School of Nursing and Fay B. Ireland Endowed Chair in Nursing.
Dr. Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Chair in Nursing
The Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Chair in Nursing provides much-needed support to the UAB School of Nursing. This endowment is currently being used by the School to attract and retain an internationally renowned academician, researcher, and clinician with expertise to support the School of Nursing’s research mission.
Dr. Marie L. O’Koren Endowed Chair in Nursing
Marie A. Bakitas, DNSc, APRN, NP-C, AOCN, ACHPN, FAAN, currently serves as the Marie L. O’Koren Endowed Chair and Professor at the UAB School of Nursing.
Endowed Professorships benefit the School of Nursing through education, research and development. Opportunities to recruit and retain excellent and visionary faculty members are made available through generous gifts designated for endowed professorships such as the Donna Brown Banton Endowed Professorship.
The current UAB School of Nursing Banton Endowed Professor in the Department of Community Health, Outcomes and Systems is Patricia Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN, retired U.S. Army Colonel.
Endowed Scholarships support is a vital way to strengthen the UAB School of Nursing and to meet the increasing financial needs of students. Academic scholarships bring the best and brightest students to the UAB School of Nursing and assist need-based students in pursuing a nursing education when facing financial obstacles. Many generous donors have endowed over 60 endowed scholarships.
Sponsored Scholarships are distributed in their entirety and provide meaningful assistance to students. Generous donors have made the following sponsorships possible:
Comer Nursing Scholarship
Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship
Mary Anne Blake Memorial Nursing Fund
The School of Nursing Dean's Scholarship
Twila Steffy Nursing Scholarship
Violet Terrell Clark Nursing Scholarship
Walter and Anne Jenkins Nursing Scholarship
Corporate and Foundation Support:
Altec Industries, Inc.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Harry B. and Jane H. Brock Foundation
Colonial Properties Trust
The Comer Foundation
Johnson & Johnson
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Emmet O’Neal III Foundation, Inc.
The Gertrude E. Skelly Foundation
Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation
Other Endowed Funds: Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Honors in honor of Kristen Celia and Gerald Wallace, Jr.
Planned Gifts that will Endow Scholarships:
Ruth Tonn Ahrgal Endowed Nursing Scholarship