The University of South Alabama National Alumni Association was founded in 1974 with a mission to support and positively influence the goals of the University through an active relationship with the University, its alumni, students and friends. It exists to provide support to the University. The vision of the USA National Alumni Association is to provide comprehensive programs, services, and resources to benefit the University, its alumni, students and friends.
The Association is governed by a 27-member Board of Directors who oversee the business of the Association. The executive council consists of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Executive Director. Officers serve one-year terms. Directors elected with the officers at the September annual meeting serve three-year terms.
Among the activities sponsored by the National Alumni Association are homecoming events, golf tournaments, alumni receptions and leadership scholarship programs which attract students from all over the United States.
Looking South, the Alumni newsletter, is published bi-annually. It contains articles about campus happenings, sports, students activities, alumni success stories, as well as a personal section called "Our People." To submit information for "Our People" or comments about alumni activities or programs, please contact us.
The Association sponsors the Southerners. The Southerners is a 16-member group serving as the University ambassadors. The ambassadors assist with recruitment, fund raising and alumni functions. The members also serve as role models who encourage fellow students to become involved in the National Alumni Association after graduation.
The Southerners' annual "fun" raiser is Oozeball, which is volleyball played in eight inches of mud. Over 400 students, faculty, staff and alumni participate in this popular event held in the spring.