Message from the
UNA Alumni Association Board President
Pat Burney '88, 2012-2013 President
Thank you for allowing me the privilege of serving as your University of North Alabama Alumni President for 2012-2013. UNA has been a major part of my life for a number of years. I am so honored to be part of this team as we strive to move to Division 1, improve our beautiful campus, build new state-of-the-art buildings and give our students more opportunities for future growth through additional academic programs. Sarah Beth Alexander, 2011-2012 President, served the UNA Alumni Association with grace and beauty and she will be a hard act to follow. Thanks, Sarah Beth, for a job well done.
The excitement created with the first University of North Alabama Alumni Concert was absolutely amazing. The Civil Wars concert, featuring our own John Paul White, sold out within a few hours and even on a very wet, dreary Monday night following Homecoming 2012 we had an overflow crowd packed into Norton Auditorium. Congratulations to outgoing Alumni President, Sarah Beth Alexander, Alumni Director Carol Lyles and the entire UNA Alumni Board for making this a wonderful event and helping us raise money toward a scholarship for the Entertainment Industry Department.
We welcome Dr. Dan Hendricks, Vice President of University Advancement, to our campus and look forward to working with him to enhance our Alumni giving so that scholarships are available for future students. As a member of the University of North Alabama Alumni organization we should all take time to give back to our University by attending the multitude of events that are scheduled all year and giving of our time and our resources to help ensure that our University can continue to be one of the best universities in Alabama.
Pat Burney '88
UNA Alumni Association President 2012-2013