There are plenty of rewards available for employees who become members of the UAB National Alumni Society.

For a discounted rate of $35 a year, faculty and staff can support the National Alumni Society (NAS), which awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships and grants to outstanding students, faculty and university programs this year, including 50 new scholarships.

The membership comes complete with a wide variety of discounts and perks thanks to area partnerships with local businesses, and now another business — Armstrong Relocation — has joined to help UAB, this time by funding additional scholarships.

With every UAB move that Armstrong Relocation-United Van Lines Agreement makes, 2 percent of the payment for the move goes back to the UAB NAS for scholarship funding. This includes any move for a member of the UAB family, either on-campus or personal.

“We are delighted that Armstrong Relocation has joined us in supporting UAB in a such a positive and meaningful way,” says Becky Watson, UAB assistant vice president for Alumni Affairs and Annual Giving. “Armstrong Relocation is committed to providing outstanding service to the UAB family, just as we are committed to offering our members one of the of the most comprehensive membership benefits packages among universities.”

How can Armstrong Relocation help you? UAB offices relocate and move to new locations often, so when you organize your UAB office relocation, all you have to do to initiate your move is visit or contact Steve Martin, your UAB/Armstrong Relocation coordinator, at .

Armstrong showed its commitment to UAB and UAB students by recently presenting its first check of $7,000 to the UAB NAS for scholarships.

“We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to support UAB in this meaningful program,” says Don Hire, chairman of Armstrong Relocation. “Scholarship funding will allow us to continue our 30 year tradition of support to the University. 

“UAB has a commitment to excellence, leadership, and community that we are deeply grateful to be associated with,” he says. “The time is now for all loyal advocates of UAB.  I urge you to take advantage of this vehicle to fund scholarships.”

The UAB NAS increased scholarships this year by six to 50 and endowed three new scholarships, as well as 38 renewable scholarship awards. NAS expects this number to rise with continued scholarship funding support.

Membership in the NAS now stands at 7,865, and it has grown 300 percent during the past three years. Those who join receive a gold lapel pin, the UAB Alumni magazine and other benefits.

Other benefits and advantages include those from MedjetAssist, Liberty Mutual and Compass Bank Mortgage Financial Services, among others.

The NAS participates in the Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching award and sponsors the Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards each year.

To join the UAB National Alumni Society or learn more, visit .