A native of Columbus, GA, Louvina Gross left home at the age of twenty-one to join the military. Louvina came from a military family, a heritage she is very proud of, with multiple relatives serving in all branches of the military. After serving for twenty years, she retired and attended Business College for two years, graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting.
After Business College, Louvina transitioned from her career as an instructor as Russell County High School in Alabama to become a JROTC Instructor through the help of First Sergeant Myers.
After acquiring her certification, she began her teaching career at J. M. Tate High School in Florida. She taught there for almost 2 years before taking a job teaching in the Birmingham City Schools system to be closer to her mother.
After ten years, she relocated and taught at Russellville High School in Franklin County, AL for the next five years. She later retired with a total of seventeen years as a ROTC Instructor, and she now enjoys spending time with her three children, ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Louvina also enjoys devoting her time and energy to her community. “It is a joy to help people. My life is not about me, but what I can do to help someone else,” says Louvina. She is a member of Cross Pointe Church in Madison, AL, and she serves with the Women’s Ministry, Ramp Building Team (to assist the handicap community), and the Prayer Team. She also assists with their senior citizen Bible class (M&M), and she is on call for their transportation ministry.
Branch Manager Heidi Richey from our ALCOVA Huntsville branch is thrilled to honor Louvina for her service both abroad and here at home.
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