Dr. Sebastian Nature Trail

In early 2007, the USA Nature Trail was renamed to honor Dr. Glenn Sebastian for his 40 years of service to students, faculty and staff of USA and the community of Mobile. The USA Nature Trail has been a part of campus for nearly 30 years, and was officially recognized by USA in 2006. Thanks to the efforts of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), then president of GTU Amy Milam and student/faculty volunteers, the trail was cleaned up so that the plants, animals and landscape of the northern edge of campus could be enjoyed by all.

Dr. Glenn Sebastian, being a geographer and former National Park Service Ranger, has utilized the trail throughout the years by taking various student groups from the university as well as civic and religious groups from the community through natural flora and fauna landscape. When Dr. Sebastian announced his retirement in 2006, a proposal was made by USA students and faculty to rename the USA Nature Trail after him to honor his contributions to USA throughout his over 40 year career. In January 2007 it was announced that President Moulton had approved the renaming of the Nature Trail to the Dr. Sebastian Nature Trail.


Link to new USA Nature Trail website



Department of Earth Sciences