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Jane Brock extends family’s commitment to focus on improving health for vulnerable populations through endowed professorship, award fund.
Joanne Disch has been named an American Academy of Nursing Living Legend.
Jean Kelley shaped School’s the graduate program, laid foundation of excellence still enjoyed today
Hendricks recently appointed to top nursing leadership role
453 calls made to thank alumni for their support
Five alumni, two BOV members honored by Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama
Event supported Nightingale Eminent Faculty Scholar
Moneyham, Adams, Beard and Stanton recognized for contributions to nursing, health care in Alabama
Whelton's nursing career centered on mentorship and helping others
Amy Neimkin believes in giving time, resources to benefit next generation of CRNAs
Marilyn Henry credits her nursing background for opening doors to rewarding work in hospital administration
More than 550 calls placed to generous alumni to express gratitude for their support
Styslingers cite School's progress, UAB's driving force in state as reasons for giving
Dual-purpose donation creates scholarship, names pediatric nursing competency lab
Designed to cultivate future collaborative research and supportive mentoring for future nurse leaders
October 6, UAB School of Nursing broke ground on its $32 million, 72,000 square-foot building expansion
Student success stories enabled by donor’s generous scholarship donations
Associate professor working to enhance use of unique collection in School of Nursing curricula
Watts, Byram presented with inaugural awards honoring "inspirational and gifted" teacher's legacy
Retired faculty and friends scholarship will benefit future nursing students
Planned gift will create endowed scholarship in Selma native's name
Acknowledges significant contributions from four special members
Representative meets three scholarship recipients, tours skills and simulation labs
Gift earmarked for laboratory simulating home health setting
Their talk "Cognition and Vigilance in Shift-Working Nurses," is an offshoot of their collaborative research into staffing night shifts with workers who are genetically best suited to work during the overnight hours
Dr. Booth's worldwide legacy of teaching, research and service helped the School rise to the national prominence it enjoys today

Named 2015 recipient of the Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career; award is named for UAB's Dr. Margie Kinney Handlin
Charged with examining, facilitating innovative, practical strategies to promote School; advise on profession nationally across constituencies

Rick and Barrett Brock MacKay give $1 million to create dynamic new home for the Barrett Brock MacKay Florence Nightingale Letters Exhibit

Scholarship donors, recipients meet at annual luncheon to celebrate donor generosity and student excellence
University of Maryland School of Nursing names former UAB School of Nursing Dean Rachel Z. Booth a Visionary Pioneer

Webster Ray is motivated to serve by seeing worthy causes up close.

One of the founding members of the Board of Visitors in 1992, Anita Smith has had a front-row seat for the health care revolution that has taken place in Birmingham and around the state over the past five decades.

Effective December 4, 2014 at the winter meeting of the Board of Visitors (BOV), Barbara O’Neal Eddleman becomes the BOV’s 10th Chair. Joining her in leading the Board in the Co-Chair role is Dr. Douglas C. “Doug” Tilt, a BOV member since 2007.

Since its founding almost 23 years ago, the Board of Visitors has had outstanding leadership. The following profiles honor those dedicated individuals who have wisely led the Board thus far on its journey of supporting the UAB School of Nursing.

UAB School of Nursing BSN students volunteer for School's first Thank-a-Thon

For 27 years, Rita Ingalls Spencer knew the fulfillment of taking care of children and adolescents at the Birmingham-based children’s medical center now known as Children’s of Alabama.

The 2014 No-Show Ball fundraiser hosted by the Junior Board of Visitors (JBOV) was a success, exceeding the goal set by JBOV members. 

The Junior Board of Visitors (JBOV) welcomes new members Elizabeth Riddle, Kelli Fleming, Tim Hennessy, Jr. and Ken Taylor.

For 34 years, Jack W. Trigg, Jr., MD, practiced internal medicine in the Birmingham area. He was a member of a group practice that long was called Southside Internists and then, following a merger with another group Southview Medical Group.  

During those years Trigg developed a deep appreciation for roles that nurses play in patient care. “Who really looks after you when you are sick and in the hospital?  The nurses,” he said. 

Fergusons motivated by nursing's ability to touch peoples lives
The 2014 fundraising event hosted by the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors drew strong student and faculty praise and gratitude.
Diabetes is an enormous problem in Alabama, but a UAB School of Nursing-managed post-discharge diabetes clinic is making the difference for hundreds of uninsured patients.

The Board of Visitors (BOV) has a new member –Eileen S. Meyer –and Eileen and husband Dr. Bruce E. Burns, a BOV member since 2012, have added a fundraiser to ways they support the UAB School of Nursing.

Two UAB School of Nursing faculty members have been selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as 2014 Scholars and Fellows. C. Ann Gakumo, PhD, RN, has been named an RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar and Joy P. Deupree, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, has been named an RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow.
It has not taken Assistant Professor Deborah Walker, DNP, CRNP, AOCN, long to prepare her recently launched cancer resources smart phone app to go beyond Birmingham or cancer.
Using a four-year, $1 million gift from The Daniel Foundation of Alabama, the UAB School of Nursing is creating a far-reaching program designed to open up more health care access in medically underserved rural Alabama.
Her ultimate goal is to reduce practice barriers for nurse practitioners
Somerall is track coordinator for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Terry Harrell gives so talented students without the means can pay for their education
Judy Powell gives to prepare the next generation of nurses
GENEX Services Inc. has awarded the UAB School of Nursing $20,000 in scholarship funds
Thompson has a long volunteer history with the honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).
Morin has received national recognition for her teaching expertise, including the Excellence in Nursing Education Award from AWHONN
Four exceptional alumni and professional leaders are 2013 inductees into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame.
During a nursing career spanning more than 30 years, Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, has held numerous positions in clinical and academic nursing, but she has always maintained a strong commitment to professional organizations—including serving as a member of the board of the American Academy of Nursing and as a committee chair with the American Nurses Association. Her most recent board position, however, might be her most high-profile yet—chair of the board of AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, one of the largest and most influential interest groups in the country.
Eleventh annual Alumni Night Dinner and Awards Ceremony honored Carol Garrison as the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient.
UAB School of Nursing alumni Alfred Lupien and Larry Hornsby were each nationally recognized at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for their outstanding contributions to the field.
This exhibit honors Barrett Brock MacKay, an alumna of the UAB School of Nursing and past Chair of the School’s Board of Visitors.
Scholarship donors, and current and past recipients, gathered at the Mountain Brook Country Club 5 to celebrate the UAB community’s continuous generosity and achievement. This event serves to honor our donors who have personally touched our students with their contributions.
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.
Grants Program Director Lizzy Smith meets scholarship recipients, tours skills labs
Endowed scholarship honors two couples, provides aid for students for years to come
One of Alabama’s first nurse practitioners, Juanzetta Flowers is a member of the UAB School of Nursing Board of Visitors, former nurse practitioner at UAB’s medical school and retired faculty member
BOV remembers beloved friend, member Joie Jones
The Luckie family legacy of support for the School of Nursing is “a treasure for our school and our students.”
Annual event hosted by Barrett and Rick MacKay supports the Campaign for UAB
Working for 35 years as a nurse, 24 years alongside her husband, Nancy Watts appreciates nursing and medicine as a family affair
The UAB School of Nursing is one of many beneficiaries of Melinda Helveston's kindness, giving
Kate Wood Hamilton and Sidney Wood Clapp team to take the helm of the JBOV
Falkenberg's time in Leadership UAB, mother's example inspires her service
Board of Visitors member Sue Ellen Lucas had a nursing role in the pioneering medical genetics program launched in Alabama in the late 1970s, saw the beginning of genetic education.
Bantons' honor provides academic excellence and visionary guidance.
Anita Smith Lunsford's contributions to the School of Nursing are traced through the decades
How the Mitchell family gave its special vote of confidence to a Junior Board of Visitors mission - a mission born from the spirits of two sweet babies...
Saturday, April 5, 2014 young breast cancer survivors, their spouses, and children gathered at the UAB School of Nursing to attend the second annual Young Breast Cancer Survivors Network (YBCSN) Workshop. The workshop was specially designed to help improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors and their loved ones through education, personal support and networking.
Four represent diverse teaching, research, service experience
Four exceptional University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing alumni and professional leaders are 2013 inductees into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame.

Florence Nightingale, indisputably the founder of modern nursing, left countless gifts to her profession, including a collection of 50 letters and more preserved in the UAB Historical Collections. Copies of these are on permanent exhibit in the UAB School of Nursing.

Carol Garrison honored as 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

Marie L. O'Koren Ed.D., M.S.N., professor and dean emeritus of the UAB School of Nursing, passed away December 11, 2012 at the age of 86
Plans call for fall 2012 of new interactive Nightingale exhibit in the School

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