Roll Tide! Welcome to the online home of the Emerald Coast Chapter of The University of Alabama National Alumni Association. This chapter is an organization for all Emerald Coast area alumni and friends, including Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties.
We regularly organize events for our local Alumni, Friends of the University and local UA Students. Each Fall, our Chapter hosts game watching parties for each of our televised football games. In addition, we organize an annual Spring/Summer Reception at a local venue with a featured speaker from The University of Alabama. We need a number of Alumni volunteers to staff these events and coordinate various roles, so please join in and help support us with your time.
As you visit our new website, please share it with other local supporters of The University of Alabama. You will find our local chapter is a fun group of Alabama supporters who enjoy celebrating UA’s rich tradition of excellence in all that we do. Please reach out to us and revisit the website often for updates!
Darryl W. Gilley
The University of Alabama, Class of ’82 and Class of 2010
Membership with the Emerald Coast Chapter:
Get involved with the Emerald Coast Chapter by completing the membership form and telling us more about yourself and time at the Capstone.
Information about membership dues and special gifts can also be found on the membership form. Thank you for your support and involvement in the Emerald Coast Chapter! Over 99% of your membership dues and donations go to funding scholarships managed by the Emerald Coast Chapter.
Darryl Gilley, President
Ron Johnson, Vice President & Treasurer
Cynthia Gilley, Alternate point of contact
Emerald Coast Chapter currently manages two fully endowed scholarships available to students located in Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties to attend The University of Alabama.
Emerald Coast Chapter Endowed Scholarship – this scholarship is funded by the generous donations of Emerald Coast Chapter members. This scholarship is open to students of Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties to attend The University of Alabama.
Doc McGehee Endowed Scholarship – Established by the generous donations by the family of Doc McGehee, this scholarship is open to students of Okaloosa County.
All students must apply through the National Alumni Office at The University of Alabama by December 1 of each year to be eligible for consideration.
The Emerald Coast Chapter also, as funding is available, provides one time book grants to local students currently enrolled at The University of Alabama.