Faulkner Gets Alabama Power Foundation Grant
The Alabama Power Foundation awarded Faulkner University a generous grant toward its new College of Health Sciences and the future Autism Clinical Center through its Health and Human Services, The Energy to Thrive grant. The grant was presented to Faulkner President Mike Williams and Vice Chancellor Wayne Baker on April 20 by executives of Alabama Power Company Leslie Sanders, Vice President of the Southern Division and Mike Jordan, External Affairs Manager. The grant funds will be used to build, equip and furnish Faulkner’s pro bono Clinical Center, including the Clinic Simulation Lab in order to increase the quantity and quality of the free therapy services provided.
Delta Air Lines Goes Bigger at MGM
Delta Air Lines will be reactivating more capacity at the Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) in the month ahead. The airline began the month of April with larger aircrafts servicing MGM. This means more seats for travelers on Delta’s four daily flights between Montgomery and Atlanta.
American Airlines Relaunches Non-Stop Flights to Washington, D.C.
American Airlines resumed non-stop flights from Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) to Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C in April. The service, which began in January 2020, was suspended at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic when air travel drastically dropped across the nation. Since that time, air traffic has rebounded at MGM as business and leisure travel increase. American Airlines also will continue to offer three daily flights to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
Alabama State Council on the Arts Secures New Funding
Alabama State Council on the Arts recently secured new funding from a national grant program to advance creative aging programs for older adults in Alabama and secured $23,000 for its Better with Age: Alabama’s Creative Aging Initiative. Recognizing that older adults have many contributions to make to their communities—but that they often face ageism and isolation and have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19—the Council on the Arts sought funding from the Leveraging State Investments in Creative Aging program, a joint initiative of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) and Aroha Philanthropies.
Faulkner University Adds Physical Therapy Program
Faulkner University’s College of Health Sciences continues to expand with the most recent addition of its third program, Physical Therapy (PT), after being granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), effective April 27, 2021. The PT program will begin August 23 and is approved for a maximum entering class size of up to 50 students.
“Art in the Garden” Raises Funds for Local School
The Montgomery Christian School (MCS) 2021 Art Splash Committee hosted its annual fundraising event, Art in the Garden, on May 13, raising $250,000. MCS provides an academically challenging education in a Christian environment to families with limited school choice. Proceeds will provide MCS scholarships to deserving students in need. The “COVID-friendly” event was held in the backyard of Tom and Amy Methvin’s home in Montgomery’s historic garden district. The day-long fundraiser began with a Garden Preview Event, which was open to the public, followed by an Artist Sponsor Party to recognize artists and sponsors for their support. The event also included a Virtual Auction Event.
PDC Consultants and Goodwyn Mills Cawood Join Forces
Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC), a multidisciplined architecture and engineering firm with locations throughout the Southeast, announced the acquisition of PDC Consultants, LLC, an aviation consulting firm based in Franklin, Tennessee. PDC specializes in the planning, design and construction of general aviation airports, primarily in Tennessee and Kentucky. The firm has worked on more than 400 general aviation projects since its inception in 2006 and has become one of the most reputable aviation planning and engineering firms in the region. The addition of PDC’s 13 employees doubles the size of GMC’s Aviation team and enhances the airport planning and engineering capabilities of both firms.
Vice President Mike Pence to Speak at Faulkner’s Annual Benefit Dinner
Faulkner University President of the United States, The Honorable Michael R. Pence, as the speaker for this year’s Faulkner Annual Benefit Dinner. Since it began more than 40 years ago, Faulkner University’s Annual Benefit Dinner continues to be a red-letter event on the social calendar for the River Region, selling out to nearly 2,000 guests. This year’s Benefit Dinner will be hosted at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center on October 7. Pence will bring his political experience as the 48th Vice President of the United States under President Donald Trump to the River Region for what will be an exciting night.