BANKING ON THE FUTURE: ADAM AND BO HANAN
In June 2005, Regions Financial Corporation made a $1 million donation to The University of Alabama in honor of its outgoing CEO Carl E. Jones Jr. and his wife Ann Karpinski Jones. Both UA graduates, the Joneses matched the gift with a $1 million donation of their own. The two gifts established the Carl E. and Ann K. Jones Regions Endowed Scholarship fund for students in the Culverhouse College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences.
This fall, the scholarships are going to make a difference in the lives of six University of Alabama students. Brothers Adam and Bo Hanan of Montgomery are third-generation UA students who can thank Regions and the Joneses for supporting their education. Being the beneficiary of privately donated scholarships, they understand the importance of giving back to their university.
"I feel tremendous gratitude to Regions and the Joneses for their generosity," said Adam, a senior majoring in political science. "Not only is it helping my family, but we’ve also been rewarded for studying and keeping our grades up." The scholarship will provide tuition for his final year at the Capstone as long as he maintains a 3.0 GPA. Following graduation, Adam is looking toward law school.
His brother Bo has two more years at the University, where he is majoring in environmental science. “What they’ve done is incredibly generous,” said Bo. “Being able to help students complete their education is a great thing.” Bo plans to attend graduate school and eventually work in fishery or wildlife biology.
Priority consideration for the Carl E. and Ann K. Jones Regions Endowed Scholarship is given to full-time undergraduate students who are dependents of employees of Regions Financial Corporation and any of its subsidiaries. Each scholarship provides full tuition for up to four years. For more information on scholarships, visit the University’s website, www.ua.edu.