Office of University Communications & Marketing

UNA to Have Summer Commencement; Speaker Announced

Jul. 19, 2019



FLORENCE, AL. The University of North Alabama will have summer commencement Saturday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. in Flowers Hall. The speaker for this event is Dr. Peggy Bergeron, an assistant professor of nursing as well as the 2019 Eleanor Gaunder/Phi Kappa Phi Teaching Excellence Award Recipient.

“The addition of a summer commencement ceremony is a testament to UNA’s growth, health, and vibrancy,” said Dr. Ross Alexander, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. “Our summer graduates will have the same first-rate experience as our December and May graduates.”

Bergeron began teaching at UNA in the fall of 2007 as a nurse in University Health Services. She received her Master of Science in Nursing, Teaching Track, from UNA in 2010. In 2012, she joined the College of Nursing faculty and soon began work on a doctoral degree. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2017.

She was born in Fort Bragg. N.C., and is the youngest of five children. She is married to Wayne Bergeron, the chairman of the Geography Department at UNA. They have three children: Josh, Lauren, and Connor.

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/