UNA Pressroom

Flor-ala Staff Wins Four National Awards

May. 02, 2019

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

Michelle EubanksFLORENCE, AL The Flor-Ala, the student newspaper at the University of North Alabama, has won four first-place Spring Scholastic Newspaper Awards from the American Scholastic Press Association. This year's awards are: First Place Overall for Colleges/Universities with an enrollment of 2,501+. First Place for Outstanding Sports Coverage, "Gonzaga Downs North Alabama," by Chase Glover. First Place for Outstanding Cover or Front Cover, "Blank Page." First Place for Outstanding Editorial, "Men Do Not Carry Pepper Spray," by Anna Mahan. "I'm very proud of what they've done," said Flor-Ala Advisor Scott Morris. "It's always gratifying to see them come in and develop, to struggle to become good writers. But, by the end of the year, they do become those good writers, and then they graduate, and you get to start all over again. It's nice to see them develop as writers and editors and as people." About The University of North Alabama The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professionals. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big 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. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/