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University Of North Alabama Recognized As Institution Committed To Diversity For Second Year In A Row

Sep. 21, 2017

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

Bryan Rachal,

University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.- Officials with Minority Access announced this week that the University of North Alabama has been recognized as an institution committed to diversity for 2017.

This marks the second year in a row that UNA has been recognized; UNA received the same honor in 2016.

UNA will receive formal recognition during the 18th National Role Models Conference in October in Washington, DC. The conference addresses issues of diversity and disparities in the U.S.

UNA's Attorney and Chief Diversity Officer, Amber Fite-Morgan, said she believes UNA was chosen for this award because diversity is at the core of the University's mission.

"The University is committed to building an inclusive and diverse environment, "said Fite-Morgan. "Each student, faculty and staff member has the right to inclusion, respect and a voice in the UNA community."

According to Minority Access, the National Role Models Conference was initiated in 2000, with one goal being the linking of federal agencies with institutions that they support. Over 250 colleges, universities and other institutions have been represented at the conferences.


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 the Anderson College of 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.