Office of University Communications & Marketing

UNA, Shoals Chamber of Commerce Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Feb. 6, 2020



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

FLORENCE, AL – The University of North Alabama and the Shoals Chamber of Commerce today signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will benefit Chamber members and employees who want to further their education. 

“It would be difficult to overstate the importance of the University of North Alabama to the Shoals. It has been the foundation of a great deal of success and will undoubtedly be a catalyst for additional growth and prosperity,” said Caitlin Holland, Chamber President. “For many years, UNA has been a faithful partner to the Shoals Chamber of Commerce, generously supporting our work and most impactful programs. Now, I am incredibly grateful to offer the unmatched education available at UNA to the Shoals Chamber’s members at a substantial discount. This is yet another way in which the Shoals Chamber will partner with UNA to create opportunity for all who call the Shoals home.” 

Holland signed the agreement with UNA President Dr. Ken Kitts in an event that took place at the Chamber office. The partnership is effective immediately, and Chamber members and employees may begin taking advantage of this benefit. 

“UNA is extremely proud to forge this partnership with the Shoals Chamber of Commerce,” said Dr. Ross Alexander, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. “It is to our mutual benefit that we collaborate to create a highly trained workforce with local and regional business and industry that will ultimately realize the greatest value.” 

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/