By Anita Smith
Catherine and Lee Styslinger, Jr. have made a gift to the UAB School of Nursing’s Building Fund to name the Dean’s Suite in the School’s expanded building. This will be a prominent area housing the dean’s office, dean’s conference room, and offices for staff. The area will be named the Catherine and Lee Styslinger Dean’s Suite.
This gift comes from a husband and wife who are longtime supporters of the School. Former music and speech teacher Catherine Styslinger for decades has supported a number of causes in the community and has been a member of the School’s Board of Visitors since 1994. Lee Styslinger, Jr., also a dedicated community leader, is a board member of Altec Inc., Altec Styslinger Foundation Inc. and Jemison Investments. He is retired as longtime Chairman/CEO of Altec Inc., a global company that grew out of a smaller company founded by his father. Following his father’s unexpected death at a young age, Lee Styslinger, Jr., led in growing the company into an expansive operation that today provides equipment and service for international markets that include electric utilities, telecommunications, and contractors.
Pointing to what inspired him toward this gift to the UAB School of Nursing Building Fund,
Lee said, “My interest comes from the fact that UAB is one of the main driving forces in our city and state.”
Catherine Styslinger spoke from her view as a member of the UAB School of Nursing Board
of Visitors. “It thrills me to see the progress of the School under the direction of Dean Doreen
Harper and her exceptional faculty and staff,” she said. “I am so proud to be a member of the Board of Visitors and so happy with the Board’s contributions to the School.”