List of University of North Alabama people

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This is a list of notable alumni of the University of North Alabama or its predecessors such as LaGrange College, Florence Wesleyan University and Florence State University:[1]


Arts and entertainment[edit]

Country music singer and composer Darryl Worley, who holds a degree in organic chemistry from UNA.


  • Jim Blasingame, founder of Small Business Network, author, syndicated radio show host
  • Wendell Wilkie Gunn, first black student admitted to Florence State Teachers College.

Law, government and politics[edit]

Lawrence Sullivan Ross, Confederate States Army general and Texas governor, 1887-91, was a graduate of Florence Wesleyan University, now the University of North Alabama.





  1. ^ Smith, William E., "Leo's Tale: University of North Alabama Trivia, Florence, AL, Shoals Heritage Publishers, 2000.
  2. ^ Allison, John (1905). Notable Men of Tennessee: Personal and Genealogical, with portraits. Atlanta, Georgia: Southern historical Association. pp. 104–106. OCLC 2561350 – via Internet Archive.
  3. ^ Benner, Judith Ann (1983), Sul Ross, Soldier, Statesman, Educator, College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, p. 37