Bryant Bank giving a $100,000 donation to the college of nursing.

Ken Watson, President of Bryant Bank Huntsville presents $100,000 gift to UAH College of Nursing. (l-r) Associate Dean, Graduate programs Dr. Karen Frith; Ken Watson; CON Dean Marsha Howell Adams; Provost Christine Curtis; Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs Dr. Amy Lanz; and Vice-President of Advancement Mallie Hale.

Michael Mercier | UAH

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of The University of Alabama System, has announced Bryant Bank has made a gift of $100,000 to the UAH College of Nursing for this year. This current disbursement to the college is an annual gift as part of a total pledge of $3 million over 30 years. Bryant Bank's continuing commitment to UAH nursing goes to support a nursing scholarship plan called Early Promotion into UAH Nursing Program (EPNP).

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UAH College of Nursing

Michael Mercier | UAH

"The UAH College of Nursing is so appreciative of the support Bryant Bank has shown us over the years and for continued support in the future," states Dr. Marsha Howell Adams, dean and professor of the UAH College of Nursing. "This scholarship has had a major impact on the lives of our nursing students by promoting their ability to be successful in our nursing program."

Established in 2014, EPNP is an honors program offered by the College of Nursing to highly qualified students who enter UAH as freshmen and declare nursing as their major. Through this program they may take all the lower division nursing coursework on the UAH campus and are guaranteed placement in upper division nursing courses.

"This scholarship has been a major source of support for a number of our EPNP students," Dr. Adams says. "EPNP provides students an opportunity to have enriched freshman and sophomore years in the UAH Honors College in preparation for admittance into upper division nursing coursework."

"Today, we are very proud to provide another $100,000 gift to the UAH College of Nursing for the 'Excellence in Nursing' scholarship program," says Ken Watson, Bryant Bank Huntsville Market President. "Including this contribution, Bryant Bank has now given $700,000 over the past seven years to help UAH recruit outstanding undergraduate nursing school students. UAH College of Nursing students are not only high achievers academically, but also become very important members of our healthcare community upon graduation. We are grateful for this opportunity to support UAH and the College of Nursing, and we have a deep appreciation for the development of the students who declare nursing as their preferred academic and career path."

About Bryant Bank: Founded in 2005 by Paul W. Bryant, Jr., Bryant Bank's vision is to see every Alabamian experience a financially stable future and live in a thriving community. Bryant Bankers put care into action to help Alabamians invest in their full potential every day. The Bank offers 16 branches and one loan production office in five of Alabama's six largest markets and employs over 260 bankers. Bryant Bank provides personal, business, and mortgage banking services, as well as Treasury Management Services, Correspondent Banking, and Capital Markets.



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