UNA's annual spring tradition Light the Fountain is set for March 14.

Annual Light the Fountain Event Set for March 14

Mar. 07, 2024

Michelle R. Eubanks , UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256.765.4392

FLORENCE, AL – Light the Fountain, the beloved springtime tradition on the University of North Alabama campus, is set for 6:30 p.m. March 14 at Harrison Fountain and Plaza. Joel Anderson II, a member of the UNA Board of Trustees as well as a co-chair of the Shine On, Gold comprehensive campaign for UNA, is slated to light the fountain at 7:30 p.m.
“It is fitting that Joel II would have the honor of lighting Harrison Fountain,” said UNA President Dr. Ken Kitts. “As one of the faces of the ongoing comprehensive campaign to raise $100 million for the University, his youth and vibrancy is a nod to our present as well as our future as we look toward our third century of providing excellence in education.”
In addition to the fountain lighting, UNA Dining Services will provide walking tacos, cookies, and beverages. Five food trucks will also be on hand for event-goers to patronize. Entertainment will include music and t-shirt giveaways, lawn games at the President’s home, and bracelet-making sponsored by Panhellenic. The Student Government Association will also grant two $200 bookstore scholarships. The event will culminate with the fountain lighting and a brief fireworks display, sponsored by TNT Fireworks.
“The Light the Fountain tradition has a significant place in the history of our university, symbolizing unity, pride, and celebration,” said Dr. Tammy Jacques, an event organizer as well as Associate Vice President of Student Affairs. “It fosters a sense of belonging, forging memories that endure for years to come. Originating in 2016, the event has grown remarkably, and attendance this year is expected to be between 1,500 and 2,000.”
The event is free and open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, the event will shift to March 19.

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: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/