The annual UWA Alumni Awards Ceremony was held On October 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. in Brock Hall.
UWA had three former students athletes inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame. Former football players Kendrick Office Charles Martin, as well as former UWA softball player Vlisha Fincher were honored for their accomplishments both on and off the field.
In addition to the honored athletes, all five of UWA’s colleges and divisions honored one or more alumni on Saturday morning.
UWA Loyalty, Faculty/Staff Loyalty, Outstanding UWA Alumni Chapter and West Alabama Community Service awards were also administered at the ceremony.
Award recipients, in no particular order, are as follows:
College of Education– Lucretia S. Prince and Marlon Murray
Online Programs– David Wofford
College of Liberal Arts– Melissa J. Bailey and Brittany Harris
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics– Heath Townsend and Derrick Hester
Division of Nursing– Lynn Lashley and Trent J. Hughes
College of Business– Charlie Willie and Veronica Triplett
Service Awards– James A. “Tony” Holmes, Dr. J.J. Wedgworth, Wilcox County Alumni Chapter, Big Mike’s Steakhouse
Alumni awards are administered during the Homecoming weekend each year at UWA. Recipients are nominated by their respective parties and receive commemorative placards during the ceremony.