Members of the UNA community celebrate the lighting of Harrison Fountain.

Light the Fountain Set for March 10

Feb. 21, 2022

Michelle R. Eubanks , UNA, at, 256.765.4392

FLORENCE, AL – Light the Fountain, the annual tradition at the University of North Alabama, has been set for Thursday, March 10, with a rain date of March 15. The ceremony is set to begin at 7 p.m. at the heart of UNA’s campus, Harrison Fountain and Plaza, with the lighting to take place at 7:30 p.m.

“The Light the Fountain event is a University tradition that began in the spring of 2016 after UNA President Dr. Ken Kitts awakened to the lights the previous spring and had the idea that the campus community could enjoy an annual celebration around the lighting of the fountain each year,” said Dr. Kimberly Greenway, Vice President for Student Affairs. “The event provides students the opportunity to engage with one another and the campus community in this shared experience and to appreciate the symbolic representation of the campus ‘coming alive’ with spring weather and the second half of the spring academic term. The event further emphasizes the beauty of UNA’s campus, the generosity of donors, and the enjoyment of being at UNA.”

This year, Ande Jones, UNA graduate and former UNA volleyball, tennis, and softball coach, has been tapped to flip the switch that lights the fountain. Greenway said she was a natural fit for the ceremony as part of the ongoing celebration of the Year of the UNA Woman in honor of 150 years of admitting women to the institution. The campus tradition includes free t-shirts, food, a photo booth, and a Harrison Plaza dance party until 9 p.m.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions 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 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: and