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University Of North Alabama Welcomes Alumni Back For Annual Geography Alumni Conference

Oct. 05, 2016

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

By Bryan Rachal, University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala. - The University of North Alabama Department of Geography will host the annual UNA Geography Alumni Conference Oct. 13-14, in Wesleyan Hall auditorium.

The keynote speaker for this year's conference is Dr. Bill Strong, professor emeritus of the University of North Alabama Department of Geography. Strong's lecture, Geographic Eyes Wide-Open on a Life-Long Journey, will be delivered in Wesleyan Hall auditorium Oct. 13, at 2:20 p.m. The event is free for all UNA faculty, staff and students.

In addition to the keynote address, the chair of the UNA Geography Department, Dr. Francis Koti, will also provide a State of the Department Address Friday, Oct. 14, from 9-9:20 a.m.

This two-day event is the 12th conference hosted by the UNA Geography Alumni Association (UNAGAA) and will coincide with UNA's homecoming week festivities.

The UNAGAA is a professional organization with the goal of promoting and encouraging closer communication among alumni of UNA's geography program and current geography faculty and students. This annual event allows the association to showcase its professional activities in addition to interacting and sharing industry experience with current geography majors. It is also an opportunity for the department to show its alums all the exciting things students are doing to prepare for their careers in the industry or in graduate school.

For a schedule of events or more information: http://www.unagaa.org/conference.html


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. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA also operates a renowned collegiate athletic program in NCAA Division II's Gulf 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.