Alumni Spotlight

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Angela Dawson Terry

 Angela Dawson Terry graduated from UNA in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a minor in Spanish and History. Terry recieved her law degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1998. She is the first female judge in Lawrence County. Terry has many responsibilities as a judge such as district courts which include traffic tickets, misdemeanors, small claims cases, civil disputes up to $10,000, preliminary hearings in felony cases and child support and custody cases when the parents are not married. She is also a juvenile judge. Angela is married to Shanon Terry for 15 years, and they have one daughter, Ashley, 15. 
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Angela Dawson Terry


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Cori Jones
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Breken Terry

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Meggin Major
Dianna Westbrook
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Mason Kirkland
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Jaime Minor
Sara Nicholas Holmes
Jamie Ellis
Justin Carter
Clay Mize
Jeremy Butte
Zachary Cox
Candice Watson
Grace Oaks
Will Riley
Luke Hannah
Kristy McKinney
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Jessica Fenn

Joe Tucker
Amber Griggs
Jennifer Smith
Brittany Lindsey
Carl Holt

Miranda Smith
Bethany Oliver
AJ Santos
Brent Sams
Rusty Sherrill 
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