Ken Watson, Bryant Bank president, presents a check to Dr. Amy Lanz and Dr. Karen Frith of UAH College of Nursing.

Bryant Bank President, Ken Watson (center) presents check to the UAH College of Nursing. Receiving the gift are Dr. Amy Lanz (L), Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Dr. Karen Frith (R), Dean College of Nursing.

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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).

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. 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.

“We are excited and proud to be able 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. “Through this contribution, Bryant Bank has now given $800,000 over the past eight years to help UAH continue to recruit outstanding undergraduate nursing school students. We are grateful for this opportunity to continue to support UAH and the College of Nursing, as well as helping to provide qualified nursing professionals to our community.”

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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