Jackson County Chapter


Nestled in the northeast corner of Alabama is Jackson County. Welcome to the website of the Jackson County Chapter. There is a strong support from University of Alabama alumni and friends in our area, and we encourage membership and involvement in our chapter.

At the heart of our chapter are the endowed scholarships which extend educational opportunities to students from Jackson County, Scottsboro City, and Northeast Community College. We have ten fully endowed scholarships. The Jackson County Chapter awarded $58,100 in scholarships and chapter grants for the 2022-2023 school year.

The Jackson County Chapter was awarded the In-State Chapter of the Year,  Large Metro Area for 2018.
Larry Ward was honored by the UA National Alumni Association as the 2020 Distinguished Alumnus.

We are fortunate to have an Executive Committee and many alumni and friends committed to the University of Alabama and the future of our students.

Roll Tide!

Rick Roden, President
Jackson County BAMA Club

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Rick Roden

Chapter President

Chapter Officers

2022-2023 OFFICERS

President– Rick Roden  –  roden@scottsboro.org

Vice-president – Justin Lackey –   justin.lackey@law.ua.edu

Secretary – Nora Sebring – noras@scottsboro.org

Treasurer – Susan Krell  – jkrell@scottsboro.org

Scholarship Information


  1. The J. Allen Lee Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  2. The James R. Robertson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  3. The Dr. Fred B. and Faye Sanders Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  4. The Jerry Bogle Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  5. The Joseph Allen Lee, Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  6. The Raymond and Rena Ward Endowed Scholarship
  7. The R. Larry Ward Endowed Scholarship Fund
  8. The R. Larry Ward Annual Alumni Endowed Scholarship
  9. The Brandon Scott Atterton, Perry Blake Peek, Morgan Marlene Sigler Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  10. The James and Joy McGinty Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  11. Bryant Ruritan Club
  12. Endowed Scholarship to Bryant Ruritan Club
  13. The Juanita Lasseter Lee Endowed Scholarship

One hunderd-dollar chapter grants are given to each Jackson County student entering as a freshman or transferring from Northeast Community College.

The application processes for the scholarships are as follows:

  1. High school seniors must be admitted to UA by mid January of their senior year.
  2. Transfer students must be admitted by March 1 prior to going in the fall.
  3. Both MUST complete the scholarship forms.

All of the students are invited to our J. Allen Lee Academic Banquet in the spring.


Yearly Events:

 The J. Allen Lee Academic Reception
The Reception is generally held in April on a Sunday afternoon.  The chapter scholarships are awarded at this event.
Usually, a former recipient will attend and give an update on his or her UA experience.

The Golf Tournament
Either Goose Pond Colony or Plantation Pointe Golf Course is the site of our annual golf tournament which is always held on the second Friday in May.
It is a fundraiser for our endowed scholarships.

The Roll Tide Barbecue
This is the summer event which celebrates the University of Alabama and especially the upcoming football season. It is also a fundraiser for us. The location is the Goose Pond Civic Center and the meeting includes an informative speaker and an auction. The membership drive is conducted at this meeting, and the “Distinguished Member of the Year” is recognized.


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