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Buckalew named director of Alumni Relations
9/8/2014

The University of West Alabama’s Office of Institutional Advancement has announced that UWA alumnae Danielle Buckalew will serve as director of the school’s Alumni Relations staff. Buckalew previously served as director of undergraduate recruiting.

“We’re excited to have Danielle, a lifetime member of the UWA community, on board as director of the Office of Alumni Relations,” said Clemit Spruiell, vice president for institutional advancement.
“Danielle worked for three years on ‘The University We Will Be’ capital campaign, where she was an integral part of the organization and progress of the endeavor that raised $15 million for UWA,” Spruiell said.

Among her responsibilities is the school’s Homecoming celebration, set for October 24 and 25. Buckalew will also lead the staff in coordinating events across Alabama and in other areas with a population of UWA alumni.

“I’m excited to be in this role and work closely with some really outstanding people who have graduated from UWA and moved on to interesting and successful careers,” Buckalew said. “I want us to both reconnect with the alumni base that may have lost touch for whatever reason and to establish a foundation early for our young alumni.”

“We have alumni across the nation—across the globe—who have had very successful careers in a wide range of really interesting fields, and they have great experience that they can share with fellow alumni and our students,” she said. “They’re very successful in business, education, healthcare, communications, entertainment, and so many other areas, and it’s important for them and for their former classmates that we showcase their success and connect with them to improve the University in every way.”

Before moving to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management in 2011, Buckalew worked as assistant director of alumni relations. A resident of Livingston, she holds a 2007 bachelor’s degree and a 2012 master’s degree—both from UWA.

To know more about UWA Alumni programs or events scheduled in a particular area, contact Buckalew at the Office of Alumni Relations by phone at 205-652-3852 or by email at bdbuckalew@uwa.edu. Alumni can also connect with UWA online at www.uwaalumni.com.

2014-2015 Scholarship Recipients
7/15/2014

 

First Name

Last Name

Scholarship

     

Courtney

Piesco

Baldwin County Alumni Chapter

     

Leigh

Hubbard

Greater Birmingham Area Alumni Chapter

 

 

 

Jessica

Smith

Gordon Bridges- Wilcox County

     

Emily

Clark

Choctaw County Alumni Chapter

 

 

 

Teresa

Boykin

James E. Colquitt Languages and Literature

     

Shelby

Fast

Sarah Bell Cunningham

     

Brooke

Babb

Daniels Foundation

 

 

 

Josh

Moore

Jerry and Eleanor Eller

     

Elizabeth

Waddell

Gatewood Hatcher Memorial

     

Jaden

Allred

James P. Homer Memorial

Amy

Armistead

James P. Homer Memorial

Manuel

Grossman

James P. Homer Memorial

     

Roxcanna

Bradley

Liza James Howard Alumni Chapter

Allie

Marques

Liza James Howard Alumni Chapter

Xavier

Thomas

Liza James Howard Alumni Chapter

John

Watkins

Liza James Howard Alumni Chapter

     

Ronald

Richardson

Darryl Hutcherson

     

Emily

Fast

Chris H. King Business

Graylin

Watt

Chris H. King Business

 

 

 

Shelby

Thompson

NAA Tiger Legacy

     

Macy

Bush

Zebbie Lee Lawley

Kayla

James

Oscar D'Wayne May, III

Preston

Traywick

Tex Maynard Busby

Haley

Turner

Mary Ann Kuehl Schroedel

Joseph

Watson

Bettye Jo Tew

Bailey

Agee

Joan Kuehl Williams, RN

Teresa

Boykin

Jennie E. Thacker Lawley

Corey

Brunner

Tennel Gibson Hensel, RN

Erin

Garrison

Aubrey Cecil Lawley

Megan

Hendley

Ernestine Lawley Lenoir- Undergraduate

Hannah

Jackson

Dr. Ivan Parker, Jr.

Erin

Jimerson

Barbara Taylor Shipp

Miranda

Luker

Ernestine Lawley Lenoir- Undergraduate

Riley

Overton

Juanita E. Wheeler

Kristen

Tyson

Merle Ousley Shepherd, LPN

Timothy

Watson

Ernestine Lawley Lenoir- Undergraduate

Anna

Wilson

Joanna Michele Greene

Ceyunia

Young

Ernestine Lawley Lenoir- Undergraduate

 

 

 

Grace

Pitt

Norman R. Lindsey Memorial

 

 

 

Nathan

Smith

Malone Educational Fund

     

Madison

Davidson

Marengo County Alumni Chapter

Kathleen

Jackson

Marengo County Alumni Chapter

Heath

Stanford

Marengo County Alumni Chapter

     

Tyler

Sessions

Gladys Mason- Wilcox County

 

 

 

Victoria

Gandy

John R. McConnell

     

Haley

Sizemore

Grace Thompson McLain

     

Brock

Montgomery

McLean Luke Sumter

     

Dwight

Herlong

Mobile County Alumni Chapter

James

Napp

Mobile County Alumni Chapter

     

Victoria

Constancio

Greater Montgomery Area Alumni Chapter

     

Elizabeth

Hankins

Sharon Smith Pafford Memorial

Jessica

Harwell

Sharon Smith Pafford Memorial

Christopher

Huber

Sharon Smith Pafford Memorial

Alfonso

Johnson, III

Sharon Smith Pafford Memorial

Marquandarius

Young

Sharon Smith Pafford Memorial

     

JoAnna

Irwin

H.D. and Betty Russell

     

Hannah

Moore

Minnie Walker Sanders

     

William

Easterling

India L. Shields

William

Tucker

India L. Shields

Zoe

Lewis

India L. Shields

Ciara

McIntyre

India L. Shields

Victoria

Washburn

India L. Shields

     

Haley

Campbell

Therman & Martha Sewell Sisk
(J. Kelly Sisk Memorial)

 

 

 

Richard

Ballard

Clemit & Vicki Spruiell Athletic Training

Mary

McGuire

Clemit & Vicki Spruiell Athletic Training

Adam

Sparks

Clemit & Vicki Spruiell Athletic Training

     

Kerri

Giles

Sumter County Alumni Chapter

Bailey

Rutherford

Sumter County Alumni Chapter

Sydney

Matthews

Sumter County Alumni Chapter

John

McClung

Sumter County Alumni Chapter

     

Brittney

Coaker

Tagged for Success

David

Harwell

Tagged for Success

Breanna

Hynds

Tagged for Success

D'Anthony

Jackson

Tagged for Success

Brendon

Law

Tagged for Success

William

Morgan

Tagged for Success

Sigrid

Boggan

Tagged for Success

Rebecca

Carroll

Tagged for Success

Jennifer

Crombie

Tagged for Success

Sheridan

Galyon

Tagged for Success

Kimberlin

Johnson

Tagged for Success

Amber

Nelson

Tagged for Success

Joe

Shaw, Jr.

Tagged for Success

Kasey

Styring

Tagged for Success

Brandon

Nelson

Tagged for Success

     

Tayler

Hansford

Tuscaloosa County Alumni Chapter

     

Emily

Fast

Winton and Naomi Wise Educational Fund

                                                                                                                                            

 

2013-2014 Alumni Relations Scholarship Recipients
7/1/2013

Alumni Chapter Scholarships

Baldwin County:
Baldwin County Alumni Chapter Scholarship- Taylor Pitt
The Malone Educational Fund- Anna Shartzer 

Greater Birmingham Area:
Greater Birmingham Area Alumni Chapter Scholarship- Jaden Allred, Shayla Pate, and Wesley Short

Choctaw County:
Choctaw County Alumni Chapter Scholarship- Hannah Jackson
Ernestine L. Lenoir Charitable Trust Scholarships:

-Barbara Taylor Shipp Scholarship: Courtney Cox
-Aubrey Cecil Lawley Scholarship: Hannah Jackson
-Tex Maynard Busby Scholarship: Matthew Lewis
-Jennie Elizabeth Lawley Scholarship: Erin Garrison
-Dr. Ivan Parker, Jr. Scholarship: Bailey Agee
-Tennie Hensel, RN Scholarship: Riley Overton
-Ernestine Lawley Lenoir Scholarship: Teresa Boykin
-Zebbie Lee Lawley Scholarship: Ceyunia Wilson
-Bettye Tew: Timothy Watson
-Merle Ousley Shepherd: Anna Wilson
-Ernestine Lawley Lenoir Undergraduate: Erin Jimerson, Kristen Tyson, Corey Brunner, and Brittany Lewis

Marengo County:
Marengo County Alumni Chapter Scholarship- D’Anthony Jackson (renewal) William Morgan and William Tucker

India L. Shields Memorial- Joseph Browder, Zoe Lewis, Mary Rivers, Cecillynn Shields, Ashley Tatum, Victoria Washburn, Ciara McIntyre (renewal), Charles Pickett (renewal).

Mobile County:
Mobile County Alumni Chapter Scholarship- Brianna Guy, Dwight Herlong, Jr., Brett Ivey, Kendall Locke, James Napp (renewal).

Greater Montgomery Area:
Greater Montgomery Area Alumni Chapter Scholarship- Victoria Constancio

Sumter County:
Sumter County Alumni Chapter Scholarship- Edward Fox, John McClung, Brock Montgomery, and Matthew Truelove
Gatewood Hatcher Memorial Scholarship- David Harwell
John R. McConnell Scholarship- Elizabeth Waddell
McLean/ Luke Scholarship- David Harwell
Sarah B. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship- Brock Montgomery
Therman and Martha Sewell Sisk Scholarship- Khadejah Mobley 

Tuscaloosa County:
Tuscaloosa County Alumni Chapter Scholarship- Heather Mims
 
Washington County:
Washington County Alumni Chapter Scholarship- No funds available

Wilcox County:
Gladys Mason Scholarship- No applicants
Gordon Bridges Scholarship- Tyler Sessions

 West Alabama Area:
Liza Howard Alumni Chapter Scholarship- TBA 

Additional Alumni Scholarships 

Chris King Business Scholarship- Emily Fast

Grace Thompson McLain Memorial Scholarship- Holly Hughey

James P. Homer Memorial Scholarship- Brendon Law and Nestor Vargas

Joanne Cobb Smith Scholarship- Sidney Collins

Nelson and Charleen Kemp Foundation Scholarship- Breanna Hynds

Louise Sisk McDaris Scholarship- Tatum Daniel

McPhearson Foundation Scholarship, Inc.- No qualified applicants

H. D. & Betty Russell Scholarship- Brittany Dahl

Sharon Smith Pafford- LaQuesha Freeman

Tagged for Success-
New: Sigrid Boggan, Rebecca Carroll, Jallena Coffman, Jennifer Crombie, Sheridan Galyon, Kimberlin Johnson, Katherine Kite, Dondraius Mayhew, Michael Medley, Amber Nelson, Jennifer Pugh, and Kasey Styring

Renewal: Michael Goodsell, Brandon Nelson, Joe Shaw, Jr., Jeremy Sheffield, Justin Walters, and William Washburn

Winton and Naomi Wise Scholarship- No funds available

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2013 Coca-Cola Academic Excellence Golf Tournament
6/22/2013


Click here to view photo album.

UWA’s Office of Alumni Relations hosted the annual Coca-Cola Academic Excellence Golf Tournament this past Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Livingston Country Club.

We appreciate all our sponsors and golfers who participated in this tournament. All proceeds directly benefit UWA Academic Programs. Congratulations to the winners, as listed below.

Championship Flight:
1st Place Team: Bill Ward and Bill Howard
2nd Place Team: Jimmy “Bird” Dial and Walter Bullock
3rd Place Team: Richard Cross and Paul “Skip” Fox

First Flight:
1st Place Team: Lee Scruggs and Jim Phillips
2nd Place Team: Ken Gallman and Fred Walburn
3rd Place Team: Mike “Radar” Spencer and Christopher Spencer

A special thanks to Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Meridian, Miss, Livingston Country Club, Dandy Don’s, Touch of Home Bakery, Dogwood Clothier, Farm and Builders Supply, UWA Bookstore, and Market Place for your support and donations.

Also, a big thanks to our hole sponsors, listed below.

Bank of York

Livingston Auto Parts

Cuba Timber Company

Diamond Jim's & Mrs. Donna’s

Dr. Darrell Hoggle

Lee Dial Logging Co.

Livingston Family Dental

Powell Lawn Service

Steve Springer

State Farm

Sumter County Farmers Federation

Sumter Insurance

Sumter Supply

The Drug Store

Watkins Cross LLC

West Alabama Bank

WTOK

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Young Alumni Stay Close to Home
1/25/2013

 

The Young Alumni pictured above can all be found on the UWA campus. After graduating from UWA each of these Tigers found themselves back at their alma mater, but in a totally different capacity. 

Where are they now?

Adam Anderson: In 2007 Adam received his bachelor of science degree in psychology with a minor in music.

Where is he now? Assistant Director of Bands and Percussions Section Director

Joe Beaty, III.: In 2011 Joe received his bachelor of science degree in Special Education. 
            
Where is he now? UWA Admissions Counselor

Elizabeth Brooker: In 2011 Elizabeth received her bachelor of science degree in English with a minor in journalism.

Where is she now? Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Danielle Buckalew: In 2007 Danielle received her bachelor of science degree in English with a minor in business administration.
           
Where is she now? Admissions Counselor

Edith Caver: In 2012 Edith received her bachelor of science degree in English.

Where is she now? Administrative Support Assistant in the Registrar’s Office

Olivier Charles: In 2009 Olivier received his bachelor of science degree in special education.

Where is he now? Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Betsy Compton: In 2006 Betsy received her bachelor of science degree in English and in 2010 she received her master of arts in teaching degree in English. 

Where is she now? Director of Public Relations

Traci Craft: In 2005 Traci received her bachelor of science in sociology and in 2009 she received her master of science in continuing education. 

Where is she now? Certification Officer, Teacher Certification

Deivid Delgado: In 2009 Deivid received his bachelor of business administration degree in accounting.

Where is he now? Special Projects Coordinator in the Office of the President

Jill Harris: In 2009 Jill received her bachelor of science degree in english.

Where is she now? Secretary/ UCR Clerk in the University Safety and Security department.

Kaley Hayden: In 2011 Kaley received her master of education degree in elementary education and in 2010 she received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education.

Where is she now? Teacher at the UWA Campus School

Joseph Hoggle: In 2005 Joseph received his bachelor of business administration degree in computer information systems.

Where is he now? Network Technician in the IT department

Lara Martin: In 2010 she received her bachelor of science degree in sociology and in 2011 she received her master of science degree in continuing education in counseling and psychology.

Where is she now? Admissions Counselor in the Admissions and Enrollment department

Libba McClendon: In 2010 Libba received her bachelor of science degree in psychology.

Where is she now? Admissions Processing Assistant in the Admissions and Enrollment Management department

Sydney Meeks: In 2011 Sydney Meeks received her bachelor of science degree in English.

Where is she now? Public Relations Assistant in the Public Relations department

Jessica Merklin: In 2009 Jessica received her bachelor of business administration degree in marketing and in 2011 she received her master of science in continuing education degree in counseling and psychology.

Where is she now? Coordinator of Special Projects in Institutional Effectiveness

Caroline Poole: In 2011 Caroline received her master of science of continuing education degree in college student development.

Where is she now? Admissions Counselor in the Admissions and Enrollment Management department

Dustin Prine: In 2005 Dustin received his bachelor of science degree in social science.

Where is he now? Studio Technician in Studio 96

Kathryn Prine: In 2008 Kathryn received her bachelor of business administration degree in business administration.

Where is she now? Secretary of Physical Sciences

Allie Reed: In 2010 Allie received her bachelor of science degree in english.

Where is she now? Online Advisor in Online Programs

Chris Robinson: In 2010 Chris received his bachelor of business administration degree in business administration and in 2012 he received his master of science in continuing education degree in counseling and psychology.

Where is he now? Online Advisor in Online Programs

Tyler Roden: In 2009 Tyler received his bachelor of science degree in mathematics.

Where is he now? Assistant Coach of Men’s Basketball

Jaysa Smith: In 2002 Jaysa received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education and in 2008 she received her master of education degree in early childhood education.

Where is she now? Teacher at the UWA Campus School

Kimberly Smith: In 2001 Kimberly received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education and in 2005 she received her master of education degree in elementary education.

Where is she now? Teacher at the UWA Campus School

Whitney Smith: In 2009 Whitney received her master of arts in teaching degree in physical education.

Where is she now? Assistant Athletic Trainer/Instructor

Leah Sornsin: In 2010 Leah received her bachelor of science degree in psychology.

Where is she now? Housing Services Coordinator

Chasity Taylor: In 2007 Chasity received her bachelor of business administration degree in business administration.

Where is she now? Professional Development Coordinator in bby Publications

Josh Thomasson: In 2009 Josh received his bachelor of business administration degree in computer information systems.

Where is he now? PC Technician in the IT Department

Veronica Triplett: In 2009 Veronica received her master of science in continuing education degree in counseling and psychology.

Where is she now? Coordinator of Community and Economic Impact Grants in Outreach Services

Annie Upchurch: In 2000 Annie received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education and in 2002 she received her master of education degree in library media.

Where is she now? Director of the UWA Campus School

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UWA National Alumni Association Alumni Awards
10/26/2012

The University of West Alabama and the UWA National Alumni Association are proud of the accomplishments and loyalty of UWA graduates and other non-alumni supporters. We believe their achievements and support should be publicly recognized. 

 

 

Pictured left to right: Naomi Allen, Dr. Ken Tucker, Dean of COB, and William Lunsford. 

William A. Lunsford  

Class of 1968 ٠ College of Business Alumni Achievement Award 

William “Bill” Lunsford received a bachelor of science in business administration from UWA. Upon graduation he accepted the position of director of Auxiliary Services and remained at the University for seven years before beginning a career in real estate sales and construction. 

Naomi Allen  

Class of 2007 ٠ College of Business Emerging Leader Award 

Naomi Allen received a bachelor of science in business administration from UWA. Allen currently serves as a senior accountant with Mason and Gardner CPAs LLC, of Demopolis, Ala. As a senior accountant, Allen is responsible for audits of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, financial reporting, individual and corporate income tax returns, and other bookkeeping services. 

 

Pictured left to right: Olivier Charles, Dr. Kathy Chandler, Dean of COE, and Sherrill Parris. 

Sherrill W. Parris  

Class of 1988 ٠ College of Education Alumni Achievement Award 

Sherrill Parris received a master of education in elementary education from UWA and also an education specialist degree in elementary education and the principalship. Parris is currently the Alabama Assistant State Superintendent of Education.

Olivier Charles  

Class of 2009 and 2012 ٠ College of Education Emerging Leader Award 

Olivier Charles received a bachelor of science in special education and a master of science in continuing education with a focus in college student development from UWA. Charles currently serves as interim director of Enrollment Management at UWA. 

 

Pictured left to right: Dr. Dan Puckett, Dr. Tim Edwards, Dean of COLA, and Thomas Cooley. 

Dr. Dan Puckett 

Class of 1992 and 1993 ٠ College of Liberal Arts Alumni Achievement Award 

Dan Puckett received a bachelor of science and a master of arts in teaching from UWA. Since graduation he has also earned a doctorate from Mississippi State University. Puckett began his career as an adjunct lecturer in history at UWA. He then went on to teach at Mississippi State University, California Baptist University and Mt. San Jacinto College. He is currently an associate professor of history at Troy University. 

Thomas Cooley    

Class of 2005 ٠ College of Liberal Arts Emerging Leader Award 

Thomas Cooley received a bachelor of science in English with a minor in political science from UWA in 2005. He completed his doctorate of Jurisprudence from Mississippi College School of Law in 2011. Cooley is currently an attorney with Langston & Lott in Booneville, Miss. He recently received his license to practice in Alabama. 

 

Pictured left to right: Sammy Culpepper, Dean of CNSM and David Powell. Not pictured: Dr. Archie Hooper, IV. 

David Powell  

Class of 1978 ٠ College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Alumni Achievement Award 

David Powell received a bachelor of science in biology with a minor in industrial technology from UWA. Powell began his career as a chemical results engineer in 1977 with PowerSouth (then Alabama Electric Cooperative) in Leroy, Ala. Since his start, Powell has served PowerSouth in additional positions including, plant coordinator, plant services supervisor, assistant superintendent, plant services superintendent and plant manager. He currently holds the position of director of Power Production with PowerSouth in Andalusia, Ala.

Dr. Archie Hooper, IV  

Class of 1999 and 2000 ٠ College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Emerging Leader Award 

Archie Hooper, IV received a bachelor of science in biology with a minor in chemistry and a master of arts in teaching in biology from UWA. He received his medical doctor’s degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his residency at Tuscaloosa Family Medicine from UA also. Hooper currently provides health care services in association with Gordo Family Practice, Bryce Hospital, Elmore Community Hospital, Pickens County Medical Center, Bibb Medical Center, Hill Hospital, Lake Martin Community Hospital, Rush Hospital and Rush Medical Group. 

 

Pictured left to right: Marsha Cannon, Dean of Nursing and Sarah Lauderdale. Not pictured: Stewart Wright. 

Stewart Wright 

Class of 1999 ٠ Ira D. Pruitt Division of Nursing Alumni Achievement Award 

Stewart Wright received an associate’s degree in nursing from UWA, a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of South Alabama, a master of science in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a post graduate certification from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in the Nurse Anesthesia Program. Currently, Wright is a staff certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) at Rush Foundation Hospital as well as administers anesthesia as a part-time CRNA at the Meridian Plastic Surgery Center. 

Sarah Lauderdale

Class of 2005 ٠ Ira D. Pruitt Division of Nursing Emerging Leader Award 

Sarah Lauderdale received an associate’s degree in nursing from UWA, a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and recently received a master of science in nursing from the Vanderbilt School of Nursing in Nashville, Tenn. She is a registered nurse in Alabama and Tennessee as well as a family nurse practitioner. She is currently working on her Family Nurse Practitioner Summer Preceptorship.

 

Pictured left to right: Earlene Lindsey, Justin Smith, NAA President, and Violet Reed. 

Earlene Lindsey  

Faculty/ Staff Loyalty Award 

Earlene Lindsey received her associate of business degree in accounting from East Mississippi Community College in 1957. In November 1966, she married Norman Lindsey and they became residents of Livingston, Ala. UWA hired Lindsey in January 1967 as the student accounts supervisor, where she worked for a few months until she was promoted to the position of supervisor of Payrolls, Insurance, and Personnel.  She worked in this position until her retirement in June 1997, but chose to return in a part-time capacity the early part of 1998 as secretary in the Office of the Provost.

She later transferred to the Office of the President, where she works on special projects, records minutes for all board committee meetings, each quarterly board meeting, as well as the UWA Foundation Board meetings and the monthly meeting of the President’s Council.

Violet Reed  

Alumni Loyalty Award           

Violet Murphy Reed received a bachelor of science in education in 1949 from the University of Alabama followed by a master of science in education in 1954, and an education specialist degree in 1961. She has been a strong educator as she has taught elementary students at Eoline Consolidated School, high school students at Cold Springs High and Dothan High, and college students at the University of Alabama as well as at The University of West Alabama. Reed has been a long time friend of UWA and has a very unique perspective of the University. Reed is now semi-retired and has remained extremely active with the University as well as numerous community and professional organizations. She recently made an estate gift of her home and property to UWA. 

 

2012 UWA Service Awards

Pictured: Susan W. Townes, Washington County Chapter President. Not pictured: RockTenn.

Washington County Alumni Chapter 

Outstanding UWA Chapter 

The Washington County Alumni Chapter is one of the National Alumni Association’s most recently chartered chapters. Prior to their establishment, Washington County alumni were joined with the Clarke County Alumni Chapter. In 2010, a core group of Washington County alumni decided to forge their way into forming the Washington County Alumni Chap

The Washington County Alumni Chapter has gone above and beyond their call of duty this year. Alumni Relations is truly proud of their accomplishments.

RockTenn 

West Alabama Community Service Award 

RockTenn prides itself on being a company which is responsible, reliable and respected. RockTenn embraces a culture of corporate citizenship, giving generously of time, talent and funding to take care of the communities in which they are located. As one of the largest employers in the West Alabama area, RockTenn greatly supports education at all levels. The Demopolis, Ala., location is a proud supporter of The University of West Alabama and all that we do. They are especially true sponsors of UWA athletics. 

 

2012 UWA Athletic Hall of Fame

Pictured left to right: Janet Montgomery and Ronnie Gilliland, Brett Gillilan's father. 

The UWA Athletic Hall of Fame, established in 1981 by the National Alumni Association, honors former UWA athletes or coaches who have brought distinction to the University through their athletic achievements.

Janet Montgomery

Softball

Janet Montgomery currently serves as an associate athletic director at UWA. She spent 19 years as head softball coach of the Tigers, winning 427 games, five Gulf South Conference Championships and was runner-up at the 1997 NCAA Regionals. Montgomery also won 53 games in four years as the head volleyball coach. She is currently the longest tenured Senior Women’s Administrator in the GSC. 

Brett Gilliland  

Football

Brett Gilliland currently coaches wide receivers and serves as the football recruiting coordinator at Georgia Southern University. A four-year letterman at quarterback for UWA from 2000-03, he was a regional finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy and an All-GSC performer. He still holds several UWA passing records and finished his career with 6,689 yards passing and 36 touchdowns while completing 59-percent of his passes (579-of-980).

At the conclusion of his playing career, Gilliland had posted four of the top 10 single game passing performances in school history, including a then school-record 470 yards against Valdosta State in 2002. A magna cum laude graduate at UWA, he was a two-time member of the GSC All-Academic Team and a finalist for the GSC Top Eight Award on two occasions. As a senior Gilliland was runner-up for the GSC Commissioner’s Trophy, which goes to the top male athlete in the league. 

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