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Una Garners Award From Alpha Phi Alpha For Positive Community Impact

Feb. 27, 2020

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

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256-606-2033 or 256-765-4392FLORENCE, AL - The University of North Alabama has received the Business Award from the Kappa Nu Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The award recognizes those businesses that make a lasting positive impact on the community. "UNA received a business award based on the partnerships they have with area schools and the opportunities they provide their students in the form of the education they provide at an affordable price," said Dr. Rod Sheppard, a president of the Kappa Nu Lambda chapter of the fraternity and a past president of the UNA Alumni Association. Dr. Sheppard is also the principal at Florence High School. UNA leadership were presented with the award at the 29th Unity Breakfast to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "We're honored to receive such an award from Alpha Phi Alpha because it tells us that we're benefitting the community and the region positively through the power of the education we provide," said UNA President Dr. Ken Kitts. "Our alumni and their successes are UNA's legacy, and we're proud to see how they're changing the world thanks, in part, to their time at the University." 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/