UNA Pressroom

Winners Announced For Purple Reign Week 2010

Sep. 17, 2010

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

FLORENCE, Ala. - The University of North Alabama announced four winners for its 2010 Purple Reign Week spirit competition at a pep rally this evening in downtown Florence. Patterson Prince and Associates tied with First Southern Bank on S. Court Street as winners in the small-business category (businesses with 15 or fewer employees). Florence Eye Center won the large-business category (businesses with 16 or more employees), while the Florence Public Library won the government agencies category. Each of the winners will receive tickets to tomorrow night's UNA-Southern Arkansas football game as well as Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, to be delivered to each of the businesses by the UNA fall coaching staff Tuesday morning. "We're appreciative to each of the businesses participating in Purple Reign Week for showing their support of UNA," said Dr. Alan Medders, UNA vice president for advancement. "UNA is vital to this community, and strong community support is vital to the quality of an excellent university like UNA. Even after Purple Reign Week, we encourage all of our local businesses and Shoals residents to continue showing your UNA spirit by wearing purple and gold, decorating with purple and gold, attending UNA ballgames." Purple Reign Week was a challenge to local businesses to show their UNA spirit in the days leading up to the kick-off of the university's fall athletic season. Twenty-nine businesses and government agencies participated in the competition and were judged on three criteria: When the business began decorating for Purple Reign Week, employee participation in showing UNA spirit, and best decoration.

About The University of North Alabama

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/