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University Of North Alabama Recognizes Turris Fidelis And Keller Key Recipients During Spring 2018 Commencement.

May. 14, 2018

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

By Bryan Rachal
University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.-Graduating seniorJordan Gage Cooperof Leighton,Alabama,was the recipient of the coveted Turris Fidelis Award during spring commencement Saturday at Flowers Hall on the University of North Alabama campus.

The Turris Fidelis Award - awarded on the basis of outstanding service to the university, as well as superior scholastic achievement - is awarded to up to two UNA seniors at the spring commencement ceremonies.

"This honor is the highest that can be conferred upon a graduating senior," said David Shields, UNA's vice president for student affairs. "Recipients are selected by a joint committee of faculty and students."

Cooper graduated with aBachelor of Business Administration in Marketingandhas been accepted to Texas Christian University where he will pursue a master's degree in Educational Leadership in Higher Education.

Four students were the recipients of the coveted Keller Key at Saturday's commencement.

The Keller Key Award is presented to the student or students with the highest grade point average from the graduating senior class.

Abby Rozelle Doughtyof Springville, Alabama;Aaron Joseph Friend of Waterloo, Alabama; Jacqueria Tamera Gunter of Columbus, Georgia; and Rebecca Lynn Hushka of Harvest, Alabama, wereannounced as recipients of the Keller Key Saturday.

Doughty graduated with a B.S. in Entertainment Industry. Friend graduated with a B.S. in English. Gunter graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Sociology. And Hushka graduated with a B.S. in Communication Arts.

Each student graduated with a 4.0 on a 4.0 scale.

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The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough 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 Athletics, a renownedcollegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN and Big South Conferences.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.