Office of University Communications & Marketing

UNA Announces 2019 Homecoming Award Recipients

Jul. 10, 2019



Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256-606-2033 or 256-765-4392

 

FLORENCE, AL. – The University of North Alabama has announced its 2019 Homecoming Award Recipients. They are: 

  • Alumnus of the Year: John Paul White, ’99, originally of Loretto, Tenn., resides in Florence. White graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with a concentration in Entertainment Industry Management. 
  • Lifetime Achievement: John Thomas McGee, ’58, originally of Florence, resides in Chapel Hill, N.C. McGee graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Business Administration. 
  • Community Service: Patsy “Pat” Davis Burney, ’88, has lived in Florence since 1976 and considers it her home. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management. 
  • Faculty/Staff Service: Kelly McGregor Ford, ’94, is from Florence. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in English and Professional Writing. 
  • Military Service: Col. William Riley Brewer, III, ’82, is from Killen. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in Management.
  • Political Service: Sen. Timothy Ivan Melson, ’82, is from Florence. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Biology and General Chemistry. 
  • Educator of the Year: David Brian Bailey, ’96, is originally of Albertville and resides in Florence. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education (Mathematics 7-12, History 7-12) as well as a Master of Arts in Education (Mathematics 6-12). 
  • Friend of the University: Anne Marie Howard is originally from Mobile and lives in Florence. 

“The accomplishments of this year’s group of alumni award winners is extraordinary,” said Justin “Bishop” Alexander, the Director of Alumni Relations at UNA. “Each has done outstanding work in his or her respective field, and at the heart of each winner is an individual who truly loves UNA.” 

Registration for Homecoming is open, and alumni and friends of the University are encouraged to log on to www.una.edu/homecoming in order to reserve tickets to events, including the annual alumni awards banquet, which is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 27. 

The winners will be recognized as part of UNA’s annual homecoming events, which are scheduled to take place Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28. 

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/