08-16-2012: ATO wins 2012 True Merit Chapter
Congratulations to Alpha Tau Omega for being Named 2012 True Merit Chapter
A well-deserved congratulations to the Taus at the University of North Alabama for another great year. Click the video link below to view the chapter's True Merit acceptance speech at the 80th Congress of Alpha Tau Omega in St. Louis.
07-06-2012: Congratulations Phi Beta Sigma
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity's Beta Beta Alpha Chapter at UNA attended their annual Southern Regional Conference in April.
Congratulations on the following awards:
Loic Dimithe, a UNA junior in the College of Business, won the R.O. Sutton Memorial Academic Scholarship.
The Chapter won 1st place for Best Chapter Report (for 2011) among collegiate chapters of Alabama.
The Chapter also received a "Bronze Award" for being among chapters that had an increase in membership during 2011.
07-05-2012: Congratulations - Phi Beta Lambda Students
Congratulations goes to a number of UNA Phi Beta Lambda students who were announced as winners in 11 events the Awards Presentation Ceremony at the National PBL Conference in San Antonio, Texas:
Mark Miles - 1st Place - Entrepreneurship Open Event
and 4th Place - Financial Analysis and Decision Making
and 7th Place - Statistical Analysis
Loic Dimithe - 2nd Place - Macroeconomics
and 3rd Place - Business Law
Josh Butler - 2nd Place - Hospitality Management
Ryan Goode - 4th Place - Database Design & Applications
Elizabeth Strickland - 4th Place - Accounting Principles
LeAnne Vogel - 5th place - TEAM Competition - Emerging Business Issues
Heath McCullough - 5th Place - TEAM Competition - Emerging Busiess Issues
Jennifer Staggs - 7th Place - Database Design & Applications
Jessica Warren - 10th Place - Business Communication
The UNA PBL Chapter won "National Outstanding Chapter" and "Gold Seal Award of Merit."
Congratulations to these students and Phi Beta Lambda!!!!
02-28-2012: Society of Physic Students
Congratulations goes to Taylor Garber from the Society of Physic Students! Taylor won 2nd place in the Physics Talk competition at the Alabama Academy of Sciences conference held at Tuskeegee University on February 22-24!
Also, congratulations to Mary McDaniel, Josh Oglesby, and Jonathan King. They all did a great job at the competition!
02-28-2012: Model United Nations
Congratulations to Model United Nations on their success at Midwest Model United Nations in St. Louis, MO!
02-13-2012: Congratulations to Flor-Ala & Diorama
In October 2011, Diorama was awarded 9th place nationally in the Associated Collegiate Press Best of Show competition.This past weekend, the following Flor-Ala staff members won awards at SEJC 2012:Lucy Berry—1st place for special events reporting for her work on how UNA students were impacted by the April 27 tornadoes
Alex Lindley—1st place in the on-site copy editing competition
Jordan Bradley—2nd place in the on-site media history test competition
Malisa McClure—3rd place in the on-site news photography competitionThese students placed among some of the largest schools in the southeast, including Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, etc.
Congratulations goes to Model United Nations for their success at their first Southern Regional Model UN conference in Atlanta. UNA's group represented United Arab Emirates (UAE). At this conference, hundreds of students from all over the country—all representing UN member-states—worked together to formulate policy responses to issues of global concern including security, human rights, trade and development.
Before the trip, each of the student pairs had to submit a position paper explaining the UAE’s policy views and their suggestions for how the UN could respond to their committee’s assigned topics. Two out of five of their position papers were scored far above the threshold for awards and the remainders were scored well above average.
Once the students arrived in Atlanta, they managed to make the Emirates into a global political force in each of their committees: getting on the speakers list, dominating the resolution drafting process, and becoming signatories and even sponsors of many of the drafts that would become some of the few resolutions finally passed through each committee.
Congratulations to Model UN on such a successful showing at their very first conference! Students who may be interested in Model UN should contact the President, Jordan Brasher at email@example.com, or the Advisor, Dr. Leah Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.