University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
 
March 25, 2009
Contact: Jennifer Ekman, Office of Public Relations, (251) 460-6360
            
A Night of Honors
 
 

The University of South Alabama National Alumni Association honored six distinguished alumni, ardent Jaguar Athletics fans and a private philanthropic trust at its annual awards gala at the Mitchell Center. The fifth annual event recognized the achievements and contributions of alumni and advocates for USA. This year’s recipients of the Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards were, from left to right, Eugenia L. “Gigi” Armbrecht, M.A. 1975, 1988, serves as regional manager for regional and external affairs for AT&T; Roger Cole, a trust officer for Regions Bank on behalf of the Crampton Trust, a private philanthropic trust that has made numerous contributions to the University, College of Medicine and USA Hospitals; W. Donald “Don” McCrory, B.S. 1970, president of the Kiker Corp.; Dr. Johnson Haynes, Jr., M.D. 1980, director of the USA Sickle Cell Center; Maj. Gen. Michael H. Sumrall, B.S. 1970, assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at The Pentagon; Goldie Ungar, a steadfast fan of Jaguar Athletics, who received the award for herself and posthumously for her late husband, Herman; Marlon O. Anderson, a Major League Baseball player; and James A. “Jim” Yance, B.A. 1970, a retired attorney, USA Board of Trustees vice chairman and chairman of Campaign USA: Leadership, the University’s first comprehensive fund-raising campaign.

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