University of North Alabama representatives as well as those from the Nucor facility in Decatur participate in a signing ceremony for a learning agreement that will benefit Nucor team members.

UNA, Nucor Ink Learning Agreement to Benefit Employees

Dec. 08, 2022

Michelle R. Eubanks , UNA, at, 256.765.4392

FLORENCE, AL – The University of North Alabama and Nucor have today signed a learning agreement that will benefit Nucor team members seeking any online or on-campus, graduate or undergraduate degree with a tuition scholarship from UNA. 

Nucor is extremely proud to partner with the University of North Alabama to provide a quality education at discounted rates for our team members.” said Brad Ford, Vice President/General Manager – Nucor Steel Decatur. “Nucor’s mission is to grow the core, expand beyond, and to live our culture. Investments into our talent are critical to achieving our mission and ensuring the long-term success of our company. UNA’s online and in-person options are a great fit to help our teammates reach their career goals as we build on our growth and development initiatives.” 

UNA President Dr. Ken Kitts signed the agreement with Nucor representatives in a ceremony at the company’s Decatur facility. The partnership between UNA and Nucor is effective immediately and expected to benefit more than 700 of Nucor’s team members at the Morgan County location. 

“As Alabama’s Workforce Development University, UNA is pleased to provide educational solutions to such an important regional employer, while also establishing a reliable pipeline of graduates to fill in-demand positions,” said Dr. Ross Alexander, UNA’s Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions 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 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: and