Bryant Bank gives UAH College of Nursing $100K gift

The gift is part of the bank’s $3 million pledge over 30 years

Pictured are (left to right): Emma Banks, UAH lancer; Charles Karr, UAH president; Ken Watson, Bryant Bank president; Karen Frith, UAH dean of the College of Nursing; Mallie Hale, UAH vice president for University Advancement and executive director of UAH Foundation; Helen Lien, UAH senior development officer; and Maggie Maxime, UAH lancer. Photo by Michael Mercier | UAH

Bryant Bank has presented a gift of $100,000 to the University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Nursing. It is part of the bank’s pledge of $3 million over 30 years. The gift will be used to support a nursing scholarship plan called Early Promotion into UAH Nursing Program.

“The Bryant Bank Scholarship makes it possible for undergraduate nursing students to attend the UAH CON, a program that prepares professional nurses to care for individuals in the greater Huntsville area and beyond,” said Karen Frith, dean of the UAH CON.

Established in 2014, the EPNP is an honors program that allows qualified students who enter UAH as freshmen to declare nursing as their major. Through the program, the students take all the lower division nursing coursework on campus and are guaranteed placement in upper division nursing courses.

“Since we announced this $3 million financial commitment to UAH’s College of Nursing, it has been very gratifying to follow the significant impact these resources have made on the College of Nursing, its students, faculty and health care community,” said Ken Watson, Bryant Bank Huntsville market president.

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