UNA announces winners for Homecoming awards
FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama has announced the winners of the annual Homecoming awards.
The winners are:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Robert L. Potts, of Florence.
Alumni of the Year Award: Tyrone Jerrell Dennis, of Lithona, Ga., graduated in 2002
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology.
Friend of the University: UNA Police Officer Gregory M. Kirby and K9 Toby, of
Military Service Award: Lt. Col. (Ret.) Joerle “JB” Blaine Blackman, of Fayetteville,
Ga., graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and
Faculty/Staff Alumni Service Award: LeRoy “Lee” Franklin Brownell Jr., of Phil
Campbell, graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education; he also has
a Master of Arts in Education in Counseling P-12.
Community Service Award: Sonja Redonna Croone, of Florence, graduated in 1998
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work.
Educator of the Year Award: Ana Carolina “Carol” Behel, of Florence, graduated in
1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, German 7-12 and Spanish 7-12.
Public Service Award: Casey Jerome Eggleston, of Tuscumbia, graduated in 1997 with
a Master of Arts in Education, Counseling P-12.
Young Alumni Award: Indigo Jade Shanice Fort, of Muscle Shoals, graduated in 2015
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and again in 2018 with a Master of Arts
degree in Family Studies.
The event is scheduled to take place Oct. 29-31.