List of University of North Alabama people

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 T.S. Stribling Autobiography.

*Kembrel Jones, associate dean and director of the full-time MBA program, Goizueta Business School, Emory University

*R. Warren McCord, retired Alabama Cooperative Extension System administrator and pioneer of community resource development work.

*Milton Sewell, president, Freed-Hardeman University

*Debbie Shaw, vice president for Alumni Affairs, Auburn University

*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, Anderson University.

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, Drive-by Truckers.

*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 & Brian Morning 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 Representative from Alabama (1915-1933)
*Miles C. Allgood (graduated 1898), United States Representative from Alabama (1923-1935)

*Richard F. Allen, Commissioner, Alabama Dept. of Corrections.

*William O. Butler, Chief of Contacts, United Nations.

*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 Ronald Reagan.

*Paul Hubbert, executive director, Alabama Education Association, and 1990 Alabama Democratic gubernatorial nominee.

*Edward A. O'Neal, Confederate General and Alabama Governor, 1882 to 1886.

*Emmet O'Neal, Alabama Governor, 1911 to 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 trophy winner 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 Alabama head basketball coach.

*Matthew Schmitz, former Assistant General Manager, Harlem Globetrotters.

*Josh Willingham, Florida Marlins Outfielder.


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