University of North Alabama

University of North Alabama
University of North Alabama seal.svg
Motto"Veritas Lux. Orbis Terrarum" (Latin: "Truth and Light of the World")
TypePublic university
Established1830 (1830)
Endowment$53 million[1]
PresidentKenneth D. Kitts[2]
Academic staff
365
Students8,832[3]
Location, ,
U.S.

34°49′N 87°41′W / 34.81°N 87.68°W / 34.81; -87.68Coordinates: 34°49′N 87°41′W / 34.81°N 87.68°W / 34.81; -87.68
CampusUrban, 130 acres (53 ha)
Colors    Purple and gold[4]
NicknameLions
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IASUN
MascotLeo III[5]
Websitewww.una.edu
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2 Harrison Plaza at the University of North Alabama in Florence. The school was chartered as LaGrange College by the Alabama Legislature in 1830.

The University of North Alabama (UNA) is a public university in Florence, Alabama. It is the state's oldest public university. Occupying a 130-acre (0.5 km2) campus in a residential section of Florence, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. The four cities compose a metropolitan area with a combined population of 140,000 people.[6]

The University of North Alabama was founded as LaGrange College in 1830. It was reestablished in 1872 as the first state-supported teachers college south of the Ohio River. A year later, it became one of the nation's first coeducational colleges.[7][8]

  1. ^ "North Alabama Foundation Endowment Tops $53 Million". Una.edu. Retrieved March 24, 2022.
  2. ^ "Kenneth D. Kitts, Ph.D."
  3. ^ "UNA's Enrollment Breaks Records, tops 8,800 Students for First Time". Una.edu. Retrieved March 24, 2022.
  4. ^ "Color Palette | University of North Alabama". Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "University Of North Alabama's Beloved Mascot, Una, Passes Away". Una.edu. Retrieved March 24, 2022.
  6. ^ ""Description of the University: History and Location," University of North Alabama Catalog, 2006-2007" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 10, 2007. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  7. ^ "Jarnigan, Bill. "Facts and Figures about UNA," Office of University Relations, University of North Alabama". Archived from the original on June 16, 2007. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  8. ^ Palmer, Michael E. (April 25, 2009) "LaGrange College is Alabama's birthplace of higher education" Tuscaloosa News

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