We are pleased to announce
the new School of Health Professions
Blayney Society. Named in
honor of Keith Blayney, Ph.D.,
the first dean of the school, the
Blayney Society will recognize
the extraordinary generosity of
alumni, friends, faculty, and staff
who make annual gifts of $1,000
or more to support the school, its
departments, and its programs.
Dr. Blayney was informed of the creation of the society in the
weeks preceding his death this July.
Your gift may be directed to a specific area of your choosing
within the school or may be directed to the SHP Dean’s Fund for
As a member of the Blayney Society, your investment will
help meet the educational needs of our students and will allow
the school to take advantage of extraordinary opportunities and
meet new challenges in teaching, research, and service. Examples
of how these funds improve college performance include:
- Funding promising undergraduate and graduate students
- Offering faculty seed grants for pursuing new research
interests and other academic endeavors
- Providing scholarships and awards to students for travelabroad
- Securing new computer hardware and software for
research and teaching
Blayney Society members will be acknowledged annually in
the School of Health Professions magazine and will receive invitations
to special events hosted by the school.
If you would like additional information about the Blayney Society,
please contact director of development Cathleen Erwin in the SHP
dean’s office at (205) 934-4159 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Moyers Named President of AOTA
Our very own occupational therapy
department chair, Penelope
Moyers, was recently tapped as
president of the American Occupational
Therapy Association at
its annual meeting in St. Louis
in April. Several alumni, students,
faculty, and friends were
in attendance at the UAB reception
to congratulate Penny on her
accomplishment and to wish her
success in the next year.
PT Alumni Gather in Boston
The Department of Physical Therapy held a reception at the
American Physical Therapy Association’s annual meeting in
Boston, Massachusetts, in February. Thanks to those that
braved the freezing weather to reconnect with classmates
and meet the new students and faculty in attendance.
ALANA Goes Beachside
Also hosted this spring was a reception for the nurse
anesthetists at the meeting of the Alabama Association of
Nurse Anesthetists in Sandestin, Florida. Several alumni,
faculty, students, and friends were in attendance to reconnect
with each other in the beautiful beachside location.