School honors donors at scholarship luncheon

Scholarship donors, recipients meet at annual luncheon to celebrate donor generosity and student excellence
scholarshipScholarship donors, and current and past scholarship recipients, gathered at the Mountain Brook Club on February 12, 2015, to celebrate the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing's generous scholarship donors and their impact on the School's best and brightest nursing students. This annual event allows the School's donors to meet, in person, the bachelors, masters and doctoral students who have received the scholarships they financially support.

The event featured messages from Dean Doreen Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN, RN, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, FAAN, and three of the School's outstanding scholarship recipients.

Most of the UAB School of Nursing students in attendance had the opportunity to personally thank the men and women who have invested in their education and future. During the luncheon scholarship recipients Courtney Marbra, Amanda Segars and Erin Currie shared their story and expressed gratitude to their donors.

Courtney Marbra, fifth semester BSN student, is a scholar athlete and played basketball at Ole Miss prior to enrolling at UAB for her post-baccalaureate degree in nursing. She serves as special event chairperson for the UAB Student Nurses' Association (SNA) and is a member of the Veteran Affairs Nursing Academy. Marbra is the recipient of the Alma McMahon Endowed Nursing Scholarship and the Jarman Lowder Endowed Nursing Scholarship.

Amanda Segars is a second semester BSN student and Dean's Scholar. She completed all of her pre-nursing schoolwork with a 3.72 GPA. In her free time Segars volunteers at Children's of Alabama and the UAB Women and Infants Center. She is the recipient of a Board of Visitors scholarship2Scholarship and UAB Breakthrough Scholarship.

Erin Currie is a current UAB School of Nursing faculty member and past scholarship recipient. She received her master's of science in nursing and PhD at the UAB School of Nursing. Her research focuses on neonatal intensive care at the end-of-life and subsequent bereavement and coping experiences after infant death. Currie is a former recipient of the Benjamin and Roberta Russell Endowed Nursing Scholarship.

The event concluded with a special thank you from Dr. Harper.
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