On Friday, October 30th, Bryant Bank representatives visited The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Nursing and UAH Athletics to make two donations in total of $125,000.
UAH Athletics received an unrestricted gift of $25,000 that will go to support many of their programs and will ultimately benefit the entire Huntsville community. Specifically, UAH Charger Athletics will put this donation towards 14 Men’s and Women’s athletics programs.
“To get such a generous contribution during the pandemic is just truly unbelievable,” says Dr. Cade Smith, UAH Director of Athletics. “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. For this gift to come right now speaks volumes, and it is hard to put into words how grateful we are for Bryant Bank.”
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 of Nursing’s Early Promotion into UAH Nursing Program (EPNP). This was the bank’s seventh $100,000 donation.
“The UAH College of Nursing is so appreciative of the support Bryant Bank has shown us over the years and for continued support in the future,” states Dr. Marsha Howell Adams, dean and professor of the UAH College of Nursing. “This scholarship has had a major impact on the lives of our nursing students by promoting their ability to be successful in our nursing program.”
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.
“Today, we are very proud to provide a total of $125,000 in contributions to the UAH College of Nursing and UAH Athletics. Over the past seven years, the $100,000 donation has helped UAH recruit outstanding undergraduate nursing school students who are high achievers academically and very important members of our healthcare community upon graduation,” said Ken Watson, Bryant Bank Huntsville Market President. “We are also excited to be making this $25,000 donation to UAH Athletics to assist with the recruitment and development of its student-athletes and to promote its athletic programs… Charge-On!” said Watson.