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University Of North Alabama Provides Jacksonville State University With Check For Tornado Recovery Efforts

Jun. 01, 2018

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

By Bryan Rachal
University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.- Officials with the University of North Alabama provided Jacksonville State University with a check in support of their recovery efforts from the March 2018 tornados that wreaked havoc on campus.

While physical damage was extensive, the Alabama-based university's spring break closure during the storms minimized casualties. However, the damage was extensive enough that officials with UNA and the UNA Alumni Association chose toaccept donations on behalf of JSU.

"We're thankful that our faculty, staff and alumni stepped up and allowed us to provide some monetary support for JSU,' said UNA President Ken Kitts. "As members of the higher education family in Alabama, we work together in times of need. We hope this will help in the recovery process," he said.

For many UNA alumni, rivalry is the first word that comes to mind when talking about Jacksonville State University.

"That's on the field," said UNA Alumni Association President, Aaron Irons. "Off the field though, we're neighbors, friends, colleagues and the list goes on. So I wasn't surprised that our alumni offered a helping hand. Quite simply, it was the right thing to do," he said.

Each gift provided was tax deductible and went directly toward JSU recovery efforts.


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.