The East Tennessee Chapter of The University of Alabama Alumni Association (ETUA) brings together alumni and friends living in the area. This chapter has three goals:
Since 1980, the ETUA Chapter has awarded over 100 scholarships valued over $1,000,000.
Since 2000, the ETUA Chapter has received the National Alumni Association’s Most Outstanding Out-of-State Chapter Award in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2015, and 2019 in addition to numerous other awards.
We invite you to join our chapter and Facebook group, to participate in our meetings and special events, and to admire and support our scholarship recipients.
The current officers are:
Jeff Barker, President
Tate Cantrell, Secretary
Nan Proctor, Treasurer
The ETUA Chapter email address is: email@example.com. This email inbox is monitored, and a timely response will be provided to all inquiries. If you provide your phone number in the inquiry, we will call you to discuss your inquiry.
The ETUA Chapter Facebook group is East Tennessee Chapter, The University of Alabama Alumni Association.
If you are a friend, fan, or alumnus of the University of Alabama, please join us. Graduating from The University of Alabama is not a requirement for membership.
The annual membership fee is $25 for an individual or $40 for a family. Download the Membership Form and mail it with your check. Your membership fee helps support ETUA’s mission of sending students from this area to the University of Alabama as well as chapter activities. As a member, you can play an active role in the chapter, attend events, and have opportunities for game tickets and other benefits.
East Tennessee UA Scholarship Program
Nothing distinguishes the ETUA Chapter more than our passionate pursuit of scholarships.
Scholarships are typically $10,000 each. They are given to incoming freshmen from the area who have timely applied for scholarship consideration through the general University of Alabama scholarship application process. In addition, when the ETUA Scholarship Committee deems feasible, they may provide a smaller annual stipend to our scholarship recipients who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average through their sophomore, junior and senior years.
ETUA has the largest corpus balance of any chapter outside the state of Alabama, which allows the chapter to award some of the largest scholarships in the nation to students in the East Tennessee area.
To be considered for ETUA scholarships, incoming freshmen must complete the general University of Alabama scholarship application in a timely manner.
Jim Bogan Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Edmond B. Lester & Roberta J. Evans Endowed Scholarship
Mark and Elaine Heinrich Endowed Scholarship
Virginia K. & William E. Morrow Endowed Scholarship
Brig. General Jim & Jeanie Mungenast Endowed Scholarship
Col. Joe and Claire Shepherd Endowed Scholarship
Dr. & Mrs. Bill Stallworth Endowed Scholarship
Hoyt & Margie Turbyfill Endowed Scholarship
ETUA Chapter Endowed Scholarship
Jeffrey and Ana Barker Endowed Scholarship
Zachary J. Veum Memorial Endowed Scholarship
|2023||Mason Anthony Benedetti (Farragut)||Shepherd|
|Madelyn Rae Henrie (Farragut)||Stallworth|
|Tessa Olivia-Rose Schlomer (Farragut)||Morrow|
|2022||Julia V. Ten Eyck (Maryville)||Stallworth|
|Marlee Mckenna Biggs (Bearden)||Morrow|
|Blakely Elizabeth Beron (CAK)||Shepherd|
|2021||Sadie Johnson (Morrow)||Morrow & Lester/Evans|
|Elliana Weatherbie (Jefferson County)||Stallworth & Shepherd|
|Mallory Deeson (Farragut)||Bogan & Turbyfill|
|2020||Madison Hullett (Farragut)||Shepherd|
|Katherine Dansereau (West)||Stallworth & Turbyfill|
|Ruthanne Carter (West)||Morrow|
|2019||Kathryn Rose White||Shepherd|
|Andrew Tyler Engebretsen||Stallworth, Turbyfill, ET Endowed|
|2018||Gracie Benevicz (Bearden High School)||Stallworth, Turbyfill|
|Jacob Wall (Maryville High School)||Shepherd|
|Tanner White (Hardin Valley Academy)||Morrow, Bogan|
|2017||Emma Karen Gentile (Hardin Valley Academy)||Shepherd, Turbyfill|
|Sierra B. Hall (Halls)||Stallworth, Morrow|
|2016||Elijah Scarce (Morristown Hamblin W)||Shepherd|
|Brittany Alysse Tolson (Powell)||Stallworth|
|Lindsay Howard (Bearden)||Turbyfill|
|Kaylee R. Dillon (Karns)||Bogan|
|2015||Anna Lee Hawkins (Jefferson County)||Shepherd|
|Hunter Harmon (Seymour)||Stallworth|
|Brooke Jepko (Sevier County)||Turbyfill & Bogan|
|2014||Addalee Cantrell (West)||Shepherd & Bogan|
|Taylor “Rayne” Riden (William Blount)||Stallworth|
|Zachary Rayborn (Maryville)||Turbyfill|
|2013||Sarah Cottingham (Oak Ridge)||Shepherd|
|Maycie Cochram (Halls)||Stallworth|
|Olivia Davis (Bearden)||Turbyfill|
|2012||Mary Beth Lewis (Farragut)||Shepherd|
|Rebecca Stover (Bearden)||Stallworth|
|Rachael Bower (Webb)||Turbyfill|
|2011||Samuel Carden (Farragut)||Shepherd|
|Caleb Felker (Hardin Valley Academy)||Stallworth|
|Lucas Earl (Knoxville Catholic)||Turbyfill|
|2010||Rebecca E. Fleenor (Christian Academy of Knoxville)||Shepherd|
|Abigail Begovich (Farragut)||Stallworth|
|McKenzie Pope (Home Schooled)||Turbyfill|
|2009||Julia Gardial (Knoxville Catholic)||Shepherd|
|Paul Toth (Farragut)||Stallworth|
|Emily Bithorn (Bearden)||Turbyfill|
|2008||Patrick Cady (Knoxville Catholic)||Shepherd|
|Amanda Lewis (Farragut)||Stallworth|
|Christine Earl (Knoxville Catholic)||Turbyfill|
|2007||Kelsey Soloman (Dobyns Bennett)||Shepherd|
|Sydney McWaters (Maryville)||Stallworth|
|Seth Nelson (Dobyns Bennett)||Turbyfill|
|2006||Callie McCamy (West)||Shepherd|
|2005||John Ellis (Jefferson County)||Shepherd|
|2004||Lauren Bell (Knoxville Catholic)||Shepherd|
|2003||Katrina Maggi (Knoxville Catholic)||Shepherd|
|Tracy Steed (Knoxville Catholic)||Shepherd|
|2002||Leanne Gentry (Anderson County)||Shepherd|
|2001||Anna Lynn Hanson (Clinton)||Shepherd|
|2000||Alyson Cantrell (Farragut)||Shepherd|
|1999||Melody Nicole Johnson (Dobyns-Bennet)||Shepherd|
|1998||Jennifer Angela Bibby (Oak Ridge)||Shepherd|
|1997||Michael Wayne Missagia (Oak Ridge)||Shepherd|
|1996||Brian Edward Sparks (Karns)||Shepherd|
|1995||Carrie Elizabeth Gaddis (Oak Ridge)||Shepherd|
|1994||Patrick Lynn Bullock (Halls)||Shepherd|
|1993||Sarah Anne Mezga (Farragut)||Shepherd|
|1992||Mack Bradley Sparks (Karns)||Shepherd|
|1991||Christi Renee Morris (Loudon)||Shepherd|
|1990||Valerie Eby (Maryville)||Shepherd|
|1989||Amy Elizabeth McManus (Bearden)||Shepherd|
|1988||Elizabeth Ann Hendon (Farragut)||Shepherd|
|1987||Karen Elizabeth Bryant (Webb)||Shepherd|
|1986||Paige Whetstone (Farragut)||M.J. Langley Memorial Scholarship|
|1985||Christopher Carr Ackerson (Farragut)||Bill Huddleston Memorial Scholarship|
|1984||Tracy Monique Russell (Farragut)||Gift, Col. Joe & Claire Shepherd|
|1983||Anna Katherine Smith (Maryville)|
|1982||Robin Lynn Latham (Oak Ridge)|
|1981||Anna Katherine Smith (Maryville)|
|1980||Beverly Ann Bradford (Greenville)|
|Celia Ann Jackson (Bearden)|
ETUA Chapter officers and members can assist area students interested in the University of Alabama. We can give referrals to the correct University staff members and answer questions about attending the University of Alabama. In addition, we can help provide customized campus visits for highly qualified students. Please reach out to any ETUA officer for information.
Oct 17, 2023: UA Athletics Announcer Chris Stewart Speaker Event, Lakeside Tavern, Knoxville
Nov 11, 2023: Kentucky Game Bus / Tailgating with the Tide in Lexington
Nov 18, 2023: Community Service at Second Harvest Food Kitchen, Maryville
March TBD: 2024 Spring Speaker Event, Knoxville
May 23, 2024: Scholarship Awards Banquet, Fox Den Country Club, Knoxville
The East Tennessee Chapter of the University of Alabama Alumni Association received its charter in 1948. Jeff Coleman, secretary of the NAA, presented the charter at a meeting held at the Andrew Johnson Hotel in downtown Knoxville. Sherrill Mitchell, class of 1926, was installed as the chapter’s first president.
Changes were made in the late 1970’s that put the chapter on its present course and established it as one of the National Alumni Association’s premier out-of-state chapters.
First, Col. Joe Shepherd, then a faculty member at the University of Tennessee, secured a permanent meeting place at the Faculty Club, and the club started meeting on the third Friday of every month (in honor of a little rivalry called the 3rd Saturday in October).
Secondly, the chapter, acting on a suggestion from Travis Parker, voted to establish a chapter scholarship. The scholarship, initially valued at $1,000, would be used to encourage top East Tennessee Area students to attend UA.
Fundraising to support the scholarship commitment became the chapter’s focus. Encouraged by a contribution from Joe and Claire Shepherd, several chapter members agreed to contribute $100 each to get the scholarship fund going. In 1980, the chapter had enough cash to award its first scholarship.
For several years, the chapter had to fund the scholarship from its current funds while it worked to accumulate the minimum amount required to endow a scholarship through the NAA. In 1987, the goal was finally reached, and an endowed scholarship became a reality. In recognition of their continuing generous support of the scholarship, the chapter named the scholarship in honor of Col. Joe and Claire Shepherd.
With a growing number of scholarship endowments, a student recruitment effort that reaches thousands of high school students, an annual spring banquet, popular game watch events, and well-attended meetings, it is no surprise that the East Tennessee Chapter is a perennial winner of Chapter of the Year honors from the NAA.