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Una College Of Business Partners With Angel Network

Oct. 14, 2009

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - During a troubled economy, the University of North Alabama College of Business and the Shoals Angel Network are partnering to create new businesses in the Shoals area. The Shoals Angel Network is a group of local business leaders who evaluate and invest in start-up business ideas.

"If someone has a new idea or an invention, they can propose it to the Angel Network, and if they think it's an excellent idea, they might invest in it," said Dr. Keith Sellers, professor of accounting and director of the Center for Business Valuation at UNA. The UNA College of Business aims to help local businesses not just by providing educated employees but also by helping the Angel Network evaluate new business ideas. UNA will begin placing students with the program as soon as spring 2010. "It's a fantastic opportunity. Business students will get the opportunity to work as a close assistant to the some of the top business people in the area," Sellers said. "At a firm or a company, there is little chance that a student intern or new graduate would get to work with the leader of that company on a project of this nature."

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The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/