Our History

The Chattanooga Chapter, Alabama Alumni & Friends, began in the fall of 1978 with Walt Danley as the first president. Prior to that, there was an active social club, but it never became an official chapter.

At the request of the president of the National Alumni Association, Linda and John Covington came to Chattanooga and worked with Walt to get an official chapter started. Walt was named the first official president in the fall of 1978 and continued as president until March, 1980, when he moved away from the area.

The chapter was inactive for a short while. When it was activated again, Kent Keasler became the new president. Since then, we have had a long list of dedicated people step up and serve as president of the chapter.

Below we recognize all those dedicated people.

NameYears Served
Walt Danley1978-1980
Kent Keasler1981-1984
Bill Moore1984-1986
Belinda Thornton1986-1988
William Marsh1988-1989
Fred Williamson1989-1991
Larry Byrd1994-1995
Joe B. Johnson1994-1996
Terry Nida1996-1997
Jean Adair1997-1998
Joe B. Johnson1998-1999
Tim Miller1999-2000
Jerry Finley2000-2001
Sharon Vaughn2001-2002
Dee Dee Womack2002-2003
James Hicks2003-2004
Terry Nida2004-2005
Tim Miller2005-2006
Maxine McKenzie2006-2007
Robert Moss2007-2008
Ronald McKelvy2008-2009
Loyd (Butch) Cox2009-2010
Christina Cox2010-2011
Rusty Baxley2011-2012
Alan Hutchins2012-2013
Mona Allday2013-2016
Terry Nida2016-2017
Steve Reno2017-2021
David McBurnett2021-2022
Alan Johnston2022-present

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