Bryant Bank Donates to UAH Programs

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

Bryant Bank has made two donations totaling $125,000 to the University of Alabama in Huntsville to support athletics and nursing.

The UAH Charger Athletics program received an unrestricted gift of $25,000 that will support the 14 men’s and women’s athletics programs.

“This is the second year in a row they have made this gift, and we were certainly blessed last year through their generosity as well,” said Cade Smith, UAH director of athletics.

The second donation was made to the UAH College of Nursing and was the annual $100,000 gift as part of a 30-year, $3 million partnership. Specifically, this pledge supports the bank’s continuing commitment to providing UAH College of Nursing students scholarships for the college’s Early Promotion into UAH Nursing Program (EPNP).

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

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“Over the past seven years, the annual $100,000 donation has helped UAH recruit outstanding undergraduate nursing school students who are high achievers academically, but also very important members of our healthcare community upon graduation,” said Ken Watson, Bryant Bank Huntsville market president.

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