Annual Dove Shoot at Prospect Mountain

Event supported Nightingale Eminent Faculty Scholar
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By Laura Lesley

Dove Shoot 2017 1UAB School of Nursing Associate Professor Lynn Nichols, left, enjoying the annual dove shoot with Jane Brock, mother of Barrett MacKay, and benefactor of the Barrett Brock MacKay Florence Nightingale Exhibit.University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing Building Committee Co-Chairs Barrett and Rick MacKay hosted their fourth annual dove shoot benefiting the School at their Cullman County, Alabama, farm, Prospect Mountain, on Sept. 10, 2017.

The event was attended by 60 people and proceeds benefit an endowment to secure the future of the UAB School of Nursing’s Florence Nightingale Letter’s initiative for generations to come by initially supporting the Nightingale Eminent Faculty Scholar, and eventually providing for the Florence Nightingale Endowed Professor in Nursing.

Guests enjoyed beautiful scenery and a delicious meal catered by Saw’s Soul Kitchen. Dean and Fay B. Ireland Endowed Chair in Nursing Doreen C. Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN, delivered brief remarks about the status of the School and its historic building expansion and renovation.

“Rick and I have been hosting dove shoots at our farm for years, and when the Campaign for UAB began, we decided to use the event to introduce our friends to the School of Nursing and help raise interest in its initiatives and programs,” said Barrett MacKay. “To date, we have raised enough money to begin the Nightingale Endowed Support Fund, which will support Nightingale-inspired projects within the School.”

In 2014, the UAB School of Nursing opened the Barrett Brock MacKay Florence Nightingale Exhibit, made possible by funding from Barrett and Rick MacKay and the Harry B. and Jane H. Brock Foundation. The exhibit is an interactive display at the UAB School of Nursing that fosters innovative education and scholarly activity focused on Nightingale’s contributions to modern health care, public health and evidence-based research.

Barrett MacKay earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the UAB School of Nursing in 1979 and is a member of the School’s Board of Visitors.

The UAB School of Nursing is ranked 13th in overall graduate programs, among the top five public schools of nursing in the country by U.S. News and World Report, and offers innovative bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs, including the state’s only PhD in Nursing degree and a DNP degree offering BSN, MSN and Nurse Anesthesia Pathways; more than 10 specialty nurse practitioner tracks, advanced nursing executive majors in administration and informatics, and an Accelerated Master's in Nursing Pathway (AMNP) for students who already have one degree.

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