FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama has announced its 2019 Homecoming Award Recipients.

• Alumnus of the Year: John Paul White,

’99, originally of Loretto, TN, and resides in Florence. White graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with a concentration in Entertainment Industry Management.

• Lifetime Achievement: John Thomas McGee,

’58, originally of Florence, and resides in Chapel Hill, N.C. McGee graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Business Administration.

• Community Service: Patsy “Pat” Davis Burney,

’88, has lived in Florence since 1976 and considers it her home. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management.

• Faculty/Staff Service: Kelly McGregor Ford,

’94, is from Florence. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in English and Professional Writing.

• Military Service: Col. William Riley Brewer, III,

‘82 is from Killen. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in Management

• Political Science: Sen. Timothy Ivan Melson,

’82 is from Florence. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Biology and General Chemistry.

• Educator of the Year: David Brian Bailey,

’96 is originally of Albertville and resides in Florence. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education (Mathematics 7-12, History 7-12) as well as a Master of Arts in Education (Mathematics 6-12).

• Friend of the University: Anne Marie Howard

is originally from Mobile and lives in Florence.

“The accomplishments of this year’s group of alumni award winners is extraordinary,” said Justin “Bishop” Alexander, the Director of Alumni Relations at UNA. “Each has done outstanding work in his or her respective field, and at the heart of each winner is an individual who truly loves UNA.”

The winners will be recognized as part of UNA’s annual homecoming events which are scheduled to take place Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28.

Registration for Homecoming is open, and alumni and friends of the University are encouraged to log on to www.una.edu/homecoming in order to reserve tickets to events, including the annual alumni awards banquet on Friday, September 27.