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North American Lighting Establishes An Engineering Scholarship At The University Of North Alabama

Mar. 02, 2020

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

Contact: Kayla Boyll,217-465-6600 Ext. 7429,Kayla_Boyll@nal.com NORTH AMERICAN LIGHTING ESTABLISHES AN ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA (March 2, 2020) - North American Lighting, Inc. (NAL) is pleased to provide a five-thousand-dollar scholarship at the University of North Alabama (UNA), benefiting a sophomore or junior engineering and technology student. The purpose of NAL's scholarship is to help offset the cost of schooling and support the development of engineers and potential team members of the future. "As a UNA alum, I am proud to be part of NAL and its investment in the workforce of tomorrow through the University of North Alabama's Engineering and Technology program," said Troy Van Fleet, NAL Plant HR Manager. "I look forward to seeing the success come from our two storied organizations working together to offer such a great opportunity." UNA is less than 10 miles away from NAL's largest facility in Muscle Shoals, AL. It is due to the proximity of the university, its new engineering program, and the support of both the Engineering and Technology department and the UNA Foundation that NAL representatives see this relationship being mutually beneficial. "Engineering and Technology is excited to expand our partnership with North American Lighting, and we are extremely appreciative of the positive impact on deserving students," said Dr. Peter Rim, UNA Engineering and Technology Director and Department Chair. The NAL Scholarship recipient will be chosen by UNA's Office of Student Financial Aid from a pool of applicants meeting the designated criteria by May 31, 2020. L-R: Liz Thomas-NAL Corporate HR Assistant General Manager, Troy Van Fleet-NAL Plant HR Manager, Barbie Terry-UNA Assistant Vice President of Advancement, Kirk Gadberry-NAL President and COO, Jonathan Sullivan-UNA Engineering and Technology faculty, and Carli Sanders-Manufacturing Plant Assistant General Manager. About North American Lighting, Inc. North American Lighting, Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest automotive lighting manufacturer in North America and has been manufacturing since 1983. NAL is a pioneer in vehicular lighting from LEDs to adaptive driving beams and is now pursuing the latest technology in autonomous driving. NAL's nine facilities in North America combined with the global network of Koito Group Companies, uniquely positions the company to meet increasing global demands for safe, energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and intelligent automotive lighting systems. For more information, visit us at nal.com. 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 Professions. 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/