MUSCLE SHOALS– North American Lighting, Inc. (NAL) is pleased to provide a five-thousand-dollar scholarship at the University of North Alabama (UNA), benefiting a sophomore or junior engineering and technology student.

The purpose of NAL’s scholarship is to help offset the cost of schooling and support the development of engineers and potential team members […]



The University of North Alabama will unveil a historical marker recognizing the significant impact that African-Americans have had on the development of the institution since its founding as LaGrange College in 1830. The marker acknowledges the role of enslaved persons who constructed and worked at the institution, […]

Portion of Harrison Fountain collapses

FLORENCE— Recently, a portion of a large bowl of the Harrison Fountain on the University of North Alabama campus collapsed. No injuries were reported, and individuals with Facilities Administration and Planning have begun assessing the damage and next steps for repair or replacement.


UNA’s Chem-E-Car Team Places Third in National Competition

FLORENCE, AL – The University of North Alabama’s Chem-E-Car team placed third in the 2019 Annual Chem-E-Car National Competition that took place in Orlando, Fla. This is the second time in three years a student-led team from UNA has placed in this competition.

“This Chem-E-Car team has been working together for more than […]


Mattielou Hall

FLORENCE- Authorities are investigating an alleged rape on the UNA campus. According to UNA officials, the incident occurred at Mattielou Hall on July 5th shortly after midnight.


UNA announces changes in faculty and deanships

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama has announced several transitions among deanships and one other position on campus. Among the changes are:


Actors From the London Stage to Perform “King Lear” at UNA and local prison


FLORENCE, Ala. – The internationally acclaimed Actors From the London Stage touring theatre company will perform “King Lear,” March 15 and 16 at the University of North Alabama’s George S. Lindsey Theatre.



FLORENCE — Miss UNA 2019 Keely Templeton was crowned Saturday night at Norton Auditorium.


UNA’s Institute for Learning in Retirement Starts 27th Year of Service

FLORENCE, Ala. – The Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) is a unique and growing program within UNA’s Continuing Education curriculum where student volunteers determine the courses and speakers for the eight week semesters. For about 150 Shoals area retirees, “ILR is the place to be” for seniors who are interested in lifelong learning […]

UNA to Host 5th Annual MLK Day of Service and March

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama’s fifth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and March will take place Monday, Jan. 21, on UNA’s campus.



FLORENCE – Graduating seniors Alexander James Gould of Tuscaloosa, Alabama,and Abigail Michelle Sides of Sheffield, Alabama were the recipients of the coveted Keller Key during fall commencement this past Saturday, Dec. 15, at Flowers Hall on the University of North Alabama campus.


“You’re Never Too Old” is The Motto for University of North Alabama Graduate

Lorali Hulsey

FLORENCE, Ala. – “Anything is possible! The main thing is to never give up. I have not, yet, and look at me! I am almost 80!”

That is a quote from Lorali Hulsey. Hulsey is about to do something that most people do in their early 20s; she’s going to graduate […]

UNA’s Director of Diversity Receives Diversity Award

Joan Williams Director of Diversity


FLORENCE, Ala. – Joan Williams, director of the Office of Diversity and Institutional Equity at the University of North Alabama has been recognized by the Alabama Association of Higher Education Diversity Officers (ALAHEDO) as the 2018 recipient of the ALAHEDO Louis Dale Diversity Leadership Award for outstanding […]

UNA’s 7,650 Students Shatters Record for Highest Enrollment in School History

FLORENCE – The official enrollment numbers are in and the University of North Alabama has broken the school’s enrollment record.

Officials said the University’s current enrollment of 7,650 is the largest fall enrollment in the school’s 188-year history and greatly surpasses the 7,492-mark set in fall 2016.


UNA Disability Support Services Receives Commendation from Governor Ivey

Dr. Graham L. Sisson Jr.

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama Disability Support Services (DSS) received a certificate of recognition from Alabama Governor Kay Ivey for their amazing work with UNA’s students.

The certificate was awarded during a panel discussion that was held by DSS as part of UNA’s homecoming events. […]

UNA Expected to Break Record for Highest Enrollment in School History

FLORENCE, Ala. – Official enrollment numbers won’t be available until Oct. 31, but administrators at the University of North Alabama said the University has the largest fall enrollment in the school’s 188-year history.

Current estimates place this year’s total fall enrollment at over 7,600 students, surpassing the previous mark of 7,492 in 2016.


UNA to Offer Several New Degree Programs for Fall 2018

FLORENCE, Ala. – In the quest to provide students of all types with more educational options, the University of North Alabama is pleased to launch several new degrees in the fall.

The programs are a combination of graduate and undergraduate degrees, and traditional and online degrees, which reflect UNA’s expanding and more sophisticated portfolio […]


FLORENCE — The University of North Alabama football program has signed a contract to play Brigham Young University (BYU) on November 21, 2020 in Provo, Utah.

It will be UNA’s first game against a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent since 1997 when the Lions, then NCAA Division II members, stunned Louisiana-Lafayette 48-42 in four […]

Event to Celebrate U.S. Rep. Carl Elliott and His Contributions to Education

Carl Elliott

FLORENCE – U.S. Representative Carl Elliott (1913-1999) will be honored at a special event Aug. 20 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., in the Guillot University Center on the University of North Alabama campus.


UNA Summer Theatre presents Hairspray!

FLORENCE, Ala. – On July 20 and 21, 2018, Norton Auditorium will be transformed into 1962 Baltimore forHairspray! The Broadway Musical.

Directed by Charlton James, associate professor of the UNA Theatre program, Hairspray! is the tale of a quirky teenager and her dream to become a dancer for a local TV show. Once she […]