Alumnus earns prestigious state award

Hornsby receives Distinguished Service Award from ALANA

Hornsby Larry webBy Laura Lesley

University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing two-time alumnus Larry Hornsby, BSN, CRNA, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists (ALANA). The award is given to ALANA members who have done outstanding work toward advancing the association and the nurse anesthesia profession.

Hornsby served two terms as president of the ALANA. He also became the only nurse anesthetist from Alabama to serve as president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

The award was presented to Hornsby at the ALANA Spring Meeting on April 27, 2019.

Hornsby and his wife, Carol, a fellow UAB School of Nursing graduate, established the Larry G. and Carol C. Hornsby Family Endowed Scholarship in Nurse Anesthesia — the first scholarship at the UAB School of Nursing designated solely for students of the nurse anesthesia program.

“I give a tremendous amount of credit to the UAB School of Nursing — without my education there, I would not have entered the greatest profession there ever was. But most importantly, I would not have met my beautiful wife,” Hornsby said.

Hornsby earned his BSN and BS degrees from the UAB School of Nursing in 1981 and 1985, respectively.

He was named as one of 60 Visionary Leaders of the School in 2010 and in 2016, he received the School’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Additionally, he is an inaugural member of the School’s National Advisory Council.

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