- List of University of North Alabama people
This is a partial list of prominent alumni and other former students of the
University of North AlabamaSmith, William E., "Leo's Tale: University of North Alabama Trivia, Florence, AL, Shoals Heritage Publishers, 2000.] :
*Jerry Bartlett, president,
Athens State University
*Randy Cross, Fulbright Scholar, Editor of
*Kembrel Jones, associate dean and director of the full-time MBA program,
Goizueta Business School, Emory University
*R. Warren McCord, retired
Alabama Cooperative Extension Systemadministrator and pioneer of community resource development work.
*Milton Sewell, president,
*Debbie Shaw, vice president for Alumni Affairs,
*Charles Spalding, nationally renowned nephrologist, faculty member,
University of New Mexico.
*Stanley W. Trimble, Internationally renowned geographer, Fulbright Scholar; UCLA.
*Terry Truitt, finance and economics professor, dean, Falls School of Business,
Arts and Entertainment
*Walt Aldridge, composer of “There’s No Getting Over Me” and “Holding Her and Loving You.”
Clay Bennett, Pulitzer prize-winning editorial cartoonist.
David Hood, world-renowned bassist, member Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
*Patterson Hood, composer and front man,
*George "Goober" Lindsey, actor and narrator, founder of
George Lindsey Film Festival.
Pam Long, scriptwriter of “The Guiding Light.”
*Michael "Nick" Nichols, National Geographic wildlife photograher.
Thomas Sigismund Stribling, Pulitzer prize-winning writer.
Mark Thompson, radio personality, Mark & BrianMorning Show.
*Steve Viall, actor, “Days of Our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “The Young and the Restless.”
Darryl Worley, country music singer-songwriter.
Tom York, host of Tom York Morning Show, Emmy Winner.
Jim Blasingame, founder, Small Business Network; author, syndicated radio show host.
*Dalen Keys, chief technology officer of DuPont Displays, and technology director of DuPont iTechnologies
*David L. Kennedy, vice president for Coca Cola, USA; executive vice president, Columbia Pictures.
Law, Government and Politics
Edward B. Almon, United States Representativefrom Alabama( 1915- 1933)
Miles C. Allgood(graduated 1898), United States Representativefrom Alabama( 1923- 1935)
*Richard F. Allen, Commissioner, Alabama Dept. of Corrections.
*William O. Butler, Chief of Contacts,
*Billy Joe Camp,
Alabama Secretary of State, Public Service Commissioner and Gubernatorial Press Secretary
*Johnny C. Finch, Assistant Comptroller of the United States.
Ronnie Flippo, former member of the United States Congress.
*Wendell Wilkie Gunn, first African American successfully enrolled at UNA, former special assistant to
Paul Hubbert, executive director, Alabama Education Association, and 1990Alabama Democratic gubernatorial nominee.
Edward A. O'Neal, Confederate General and Alabama Governor, 1882to 1886.
Emmet O'Neal, Alabama Governor, 1911to 1915.
*Barry Roberts, NASA rocket scientist and team leader for the 14-member terrestrial and planetary environments team.
Lawrence Sullivan Ross(graduated 1859), Confederate General, Governor of Texas, president of Texas A&M University[citation|last=Benner|first=Judith Ann|title=Sul Ross, Soldier, Statesman, Educator
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*Robert Samuel Ryan, rocket scientist and former deputy director of
Marshall Space Flight Center.
*Fred W. Shaver, Brigadier General, Georgia Army National Guard.
*James E. Moore, Major General, Alabama Army National Guard.
*Troy B. Oliver, Major General, Alabama Army National Guard.
*E. Lee Taylor, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy Reserve.
*Columbus M. Womble, Brigadier General, U.S. Army.
Tony Dorsey, pro-basketball player with the Newcastle Eagles.
Harlon Hill, former NFL player, namesake of the NCAA Division II Harlon Hill Trophy.
Ronald McKinnon, NFL player, Harlon Hill trophywinner and recent inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame.
*Pete Nelson, Mascot for the
Tennessee Titans, (T-Rac).
Evan Oglesby, Cornerback, Dallas Cowboys.
Wimp Sanderson, former University of Alabamahead basketball coach.
*Matthew Schmitz, former Assistant General Manager,
Josh Willingham, Florida MarlinsOutfielder.
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