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University Of North Alabama College Of Business Receives Large Gift For Student Innovation Experience Program

Apr. 16, 2018

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

Bryan Rachal

University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.-A recent gift to the University of North Alabama College of Business will help toward years of future success.

Mr. and Mrs. John ('69) and Glenda O'Connor provided the UNA COB with a gift totaling over $100,000 to go toward the Student Innovation Experience Program.

"The O'Connor's generous gift supporting the experiential learning efforts at UNA will have a great impact on so many deserving students," said College of Business Dean Greg Carnes. "We are pleased to partner with them to further our focus of preparing tomorrow's business leaders."

The Student Innovation Experience program is designed to use funds, such as the gift provided by the O'Connors, to support student activities and experiences that the students might not be able to participate in due to monetary limits.

"The Foundation board is grateful for this impactful gift which will be of great benefit to our students," Said Dr. Debbie Shaw, vice president for University Advancement. "Generous donors such as the O'Connors will help UNA reach higher levels of excellence toward the ambitious goals of the University."

For pictures of the signing:https://northalabama.smugmug.com/Events/Community/Donors/Mr-and-Mrs-John-OConnor/

O'Connors with President Kitts


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 Athletics, a renownedcollegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN and Big South Conferences.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.