UNA Honors Students, Faculty At Annual Awards Gala April 30

May. 1, 2012


FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama honored members of its student body, faculty and staff at its annual awards gala the evening of April 30. Awards were presented to recognize members of the campus community for academic, leadership and service achievements in the 2011-12 academic year.
 
Student award recipients included:
 
The Lion’s Cup – Chinese Student Organization
 
Contribution to Campus Life Award for Leadership - Chase Hoagland, of Tuscaloosa.
 
Contribution to Campus Life Award for Service - Kaylie Watts, of Florence
 
Greek Man of the Year – Robert Marshall Hess, of Florence
 
Greek Woman of the Year – Kaitlin Chappell, of Cullman
 
Daniel R. Leasure Award – Alpha Tau Omega fraternity
 
LaGrange Hostess of the Year – Lacy Triplett, of Wilson, Kansas
 
LaGrange Host of the Year – Justin Bishop Alexander, of Fulton, Miss.
 
Community Adviser of the Year – Nathan Hendrix, of Jasper
 
Student Employee of the Year – Uchenna Ralph Akalonu, of Lagos, Nigeria
 
President’s Diversity Award - Student - Allison Ray, of Huntsville
 
President’s Diversity Award – Academic Unit – Department of Music and Theatre
 
President’s Diversity Award – Faculty – Dr. Lelon Davidson
 
Dean’s Award for College of Arts & Sciences – Keri Metcalf, of Tuscumbia
 
Dean’s Award for College of Business – Jordan Harless, of Gurley
 
Dean’s Award for College of Education – Joseph Elliott, of Florence
 
Dean’s Award for College of Nursing and Allied Health – Kayla Moore, of Trussville
 
Distinguished Academic Achievement Award – Emily Baker, of Florence
 
Distinguished Academic Achievement Award - Jamie Brooks, of Birmingham
 
Distinguished Academic Achievement Award - Jordan Harless, of Gurley
 
Distinguished Academic Achievement Award - Keri Metcalf, of Tuscumbia
 
Distinguished Academic Achievement Award - Hilary Puckett, of Florence
 
Distinguished Academic Achievement Award - Olivia Roberson, of Florence
 
Distinguished Academic Achievement Award - Joel Sessions, of Muscle Shoals
 
Distinguished Academic Achievement Award - Elizabeth “Grace” Spurr, of Florence
 
Distinguished Academic Achievement Award - Jonathan A. Wilson, of Florence
 
Undergraduate Service Award – Loic Mengou Etienne Dimithe, of Florence
 
Undergraduate Service Award - Emily McCann, of Muscle Shoals
 
Undergraduate Service Award - Randy Thomason, of Florence
 
Undergraduate Service Award - Kaylie Watts, of Florence
 
Hall of Fame Award – Lucy Berry, of Decatur
 
Hall of Fame Award - Chase Hoagland, of Tuscaloosa
 
Hall of Fame Award - John Ledgewood, of Florence
 
Hall of Fame Award - Brandi Lewis, of Homewood
 
University Woman of the Year – Allison Ray, of Huntsville
 
University Man of the Year – Uchenna Ralph Akalonu, of Lagos, Nigeria
 
W.T. McElheny Award – Cheryl Mathis, of Fort Worth, Texas
 
Outstanding Service Award – Margaret “Peggy” Bergeron, of Florence
 
Eleanor Gaunder Phi Kappa Phi Excellence in Teaching Award – Dr. David Nickels
 
Academic Affairs Faculty Awards for Outstanding Scholarship/Research - Dr. Danny Burton
 
Academic Affairs Faculty Awards for Outstanding Service - Dr. Michael Hall
 
Academic Affairs Faculty Awards for Outstanding Teaching - Charlton James