Transformational Gifts – Impacting the Present and Future

At the 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2016, we highlighted our priorities and areas of needed support for the next 50 years. Since April 2016, alumni and friends of the program have stepped up in a big way through philanthropic giving. Below we highlight our major gift supporters that have generously invested in our programs and students.

Myron D. and Carol A. Fottler Endowed Support Fund for the PhD Program in Administration-Health Services

Myron Fottler, former director of the PhD Administration-Health Services program, and his wife, Carol, saw an opportunity to give back by establishing a scholarship and support fund to help full-time PhD-Health Administration students with tuition, fees and professional development experiences. During his time as program director, Fottler saw many PhD students making sacrifices financially during their studies and wanted to help aspiring PhD’s pursue their professional goals. Myron and his late wife Carol made the decision to support this fund annually and through an estate gift.

The Beasley-Hall Family Endowed Scholarship in Health Administration

Ken Beasley (MSHA Class 19) established a scholarship to support MSHA students after witnessing the impact that UAB HSA alumni are having in health care at the HSA 50th Anniversary Celebration. His gift supports residential MSHA students. Beasley attributes Dr. Houser’s example of generosity and commitment to him and his classmates, as well as other students, as his motivation to give back. Beasley’s son, Parker, joined the HSA family in Fall 2017 as a part of MSHA Class 53.

Terrell W. Herzig Endowed Award in Health Informatics

Terrell W. Herzig was a beloved faculty member who passed away unexpectedly in 2012. To honor his commitment to training leaders in health informatics and security, a collective group of alumni and friends of the university established this scholarship award in his memory.

Quorum Prather MillerQuorum Scholar in Health Administration

Howard W. and Shannon H.S. Houser Endowed Scholarship in Health Services Administration

Howard Houser, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, and Shannon Houser, Associate Professor, (HIM, 1993), have established a scholarship that is available to students department wide for assistance with tuition and fees. The Housers have elected to support this fund annually and through an estate gift from Dr. Howard Houser.

Chen Hua Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Howard W. Houser

Chen (Trevor) Hua, MSHA Class 23, established the scholarship through a gift that honors his mentor and former professor, Dr. Howard W. Houser.  The fund will provide support to MSHA students with preference given, but not limited to, international students with highest priority to ethnic Chinese students.

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Travel and Research Endowed Scholarship (Formal Name TBD)

Recently, an alumni committed to funding an endowed scholarship in the Department of Health Services Administration. The scholarship will be used to support travel and research for doctoral students.

Chuck and Judy Stokes Endowed Scholarship for Diversity and Inclusion

Chuck Stokes (MSHA Class 17) and his wife Judy recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in the healthcare field. Their recently established Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship will support students enrolled in our Master of Science in Health Administration and Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety programs.

Quorum Scholar in Health Administration

Quorum Health Corporation established the first full-ride scholarship in the MSHA program’s 51 year history. The gift was spearheaded by Tom Miller (MSHA Class 18), CEO of Quorum Health Corporation. The scholarship was awarded to Lucas Prather (MSHA Class 52).

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Thank you to all our supporters!

We have a long history of generous alumni. To see the many endowments and who has pledged their support, please click here.