COB alumni establish endowed scholarship in honor of longtime professor Dr. Roscoe E. Bryson


An endowed scholarship was recently established in honor of UAH College of Business Emeritus Associate Professor of Accounting, Dr. Roscoe Eugene "Gene" Bryson.

Roscoe Eugene "Gene" Bryson was recently honored at a surprise dinner hosted by a small group of alumni and friends who announced a new endowed scholarship at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) that pays tribute to his legacy and extends its reach to future generations. The Dr. Eugene Bryson Endowed Scholarship honors Bryson's more than 40 years of dedicated service to the university.

Bryson received his doctorate in Accounting from Georgia State University in 1976, and joined the faculty of UAH that same year. He served with distinction for 32 years, winning numerous awards for both teaching and service. Although he retired in 2008, he has continued to follow his passion for education by teaching five courses a year in his role as an Emeritus Associate Professor of Accounting. Each year, Bryson thanks the College of Business for continuing to "allow him to teach."

Bryson is loved by his current and former students and respected by his colleagues in the accounting profession across Alabama. Bryson has served as an inspiration, role-model, mentor, and friend to so many students and alumni – his name is synonymous with accounting at the college. UAH alumni Ben Singleton (’13, MBA; ’11, Accounting, BSBA) led the effort to create an endowed scholarship in Bryson's honor. The committee, comprised of Ben, Donna Berger (’86, Accounting, BSBA), Krista Campbell, Jerry Mercer (’83, Accounting, BSBA), and Jason Miller (’07, Accounting, BSBA), worked in secret to find donors to assure the endowment’s creation before revealing it to Bryson.

Current and former deans, Dr. Jason Greene, Dr. Caron St. John and Dr. C. David Billings joined the committee at the dinner to honor Bryson and reveal the endowed scholarship. Humbled by the establishment of the scholarship, Bryson said, "I am proud to accept the honor because this will be such a great help to so many students.” Bryson will help determine the profile of the students who will receive this scholarship.

If Dr. Bryson has made an impact in your life, we invite you to be a part of our effort to recognize and thank him.

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While gifts to the scholarship fund of any amount celebrate Dr. Roscoe Eugene "Gene" Bryson, donors who contribute $3000 or more to the scholarship fund will be listed on a plaque in the atrium of the UAH College of Business. Donors who give $1000 or more become members of the President’s Council during the year of their gift. All gifts to the fund will help recognize Bryson’s countless contributions by providing critical financial assistance to UAH accounting students for years to come.



Violet Edwards
Coordinator, Marketing & Events