Marla Byrum, a graduate student in the Nursing program at The University of Alabama in Huntsville has been selected as a 2017 AL-HAC Graduate Nursing Award recipient. The purpose of the Alabama Health Action Coalition (AL-HAC) Award Program is to help Alabama nurses pursue a graduate degree in nursing. AL-HAC promotes academic progression for nurses and works to minimize barriers to nursing education and seamless academic progression at every level of nursing education.