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Mauldin Endowed Scholarships Continue To Provide Support For Una Students

Oct. 29, 2015

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

Bryan Rachal,University Communications FLORENCE, Ala.-Thanks to thegenerosity of the Mauldin Family and Bank Independent,two additionalUniversity of North Alabama studentswill nowhave a little less to worry about this school year. Officials with Bank Independent andUNA recognized thenewestrecipientsof theEdward Fennel Mauldin Endowed Scholarshipsat a ceremonyThursdayafternoon, bringing the total number to six recipients. The scholarships are in honor of Edward Fennel Mauldin, the bank's late chairman and father of current Bank Independent President, Macke Mauldin. The twostudentsacceptingscholarshipsfor the first timeare Shelby Heathcoat and Indigo Fort.Heathcoatisasecond-yeargraduate student inEnglish from Florence, Alabama; whileFort isa first-year graduate student in the Family Studies program from Colbert County. The fourrecipients of ongoing scholarshipsare:Benjamin "Ben"Ish, asophomorefinance major from Rogersville and second-year Mauldin Scholarship recipient;Brittany Michael, ajuniorpoliticalscience/legalstudies major from Florence andthird-year Mauldin Scholarship recipient;Logan Heflin, aseniornursing major from Florence andthird-year Mauldin Scholarship recipient; andDavid "Drew" Fisher, aseniorHPER major fromLawrenceburg, Tennessee,andsecond-year Mauldin Scholarship recipient. Thesixrecipientswere on hand for the announcementThursdayat the Bank Independent offices on Avalon Avenue in Muscle Shoals.Macke Mauldin,president of Bank Independent,said the scholarships go far beyond the Shoals."Educating our young people is the most important thing we can do to positively impact the future of the world." Photos of the event can be found at:http://www.unalionsden.com/archive/gallery.php?album_id=1263 About Bank Independent Since 1947, Bank Independent has taken pride in serving the customers who count on us to be there for them when they need us most. With 28 branches across north Alabama, we're committed to providing the best service, designing the most desired products and creating an overall excellent experience for each and every customer. As a local community bank, we believe in building relationships that run deep and that last. All of our employees reside in our local communities, and believe in giving back through investing money and through our volunteering efforts. To become part of a bank that is Radically Original in all that it does, visit us athttps://www.bibank.com/ UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and Nursing.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA also operates arenownedcollegiate athletic program in NCAA Division II's Gulf South 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.