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Una's Fall Commencement To Feature Two Speakers, Mccutcheon And Shaw '01

Nov. 12, 2018

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

Bryan Rachal,

University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.-In a first for the University of North Alabama, Fall Commencement will feature two speakers at three ceremonies.

Dr. Jimmy Shaw, '01, alumnus and Florence City Schools superintendent, will be the featured commencement speaker at the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions and the College of Education and Human Sciences graduation ceremony,Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., in Flowers Hall.

Mac McCutcheon, speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives, will be the featured speaker at UNA's College of Arts and Sciences ceremony, Saturday,Dec. 15, at 10 a.m., followed by the College of Business ceremony at 2 p.m., in Flowers Hall.

Shaw, who has 18 years of experience in the field of education, has served in numerous roles and has been in administration for the past 12 years.

He is a graduate of Florence City Schools and has both a bachelor's and master's degree, and an Education Specialist degree from the University of North Alabama. He has a Doctorate of Education from Samford University.

Shaw has been married to wife, Felicia, for 20 years; they have three sons.

McCutcheon was elected by his colleagues as Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives in August 2016, and has served House District 25 since 2006; he is a native of Madison County and lives in Monrovia.

McCutcheon is a U.S. Army Veteran, a farmer, an associate pastor, and he spent 25-years with the Huntsville Police Department.

He holds an A.S. in Criminal Justice from Calhoun Community College and a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Trinity University.

McCutcheon and his wife, Debbie, are the parents of two children and the proud grandparents of a granddaughter and a grandson.

Full bios and photos of Shaw and McCutcheon can be found here:



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.