University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
February 25, 2010
Contact: Carol Kittrell, (251) 460-7084

USA National Alumni Association to Honor Distinguished Alumni
and Service Award Recipients at March 11 Gala


The University of South Alabama National Alumni Association will honor six distinguished alumni, a philanthropic trust and a community service leader at its annual awards gala on Thursday, March 11, 2010, at the Mitchell Center. The event recognizes the achievements and contributions of alumni and advocates for USA.

This year’s recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award are: JoAnn S. Broadus, post-master’s certificate 1996, a retired assistant professor for the USA College of Nursing; Lt. Col. Brian G. Casleton, B.S. 1987, commander of an Air Force medical squadron; Dr. Frank V. deGruy III M.D. 1977, professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Dr. Pamela T. Henson, B.S. 1984, director of instruction for the Baldwin County Public Schools; and, John W. Mincy, B.S. 1972, a retired engineer and executive with Ciba Specialty Chemicals.
A Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Geri Moulton, who has been a steadfast supporter of the University of South Alabama since the late 1960s. A Distinguished Service Award also will be given to the Alabama Power Foundation Inc., a private philanthropic trust that has made numerous contributions to the University, the College of Engineering, and USA hospitals.

The Distinguished Alumni Service Award will be presented to Barbara S. Malkove, B.S. 1969, executive director of finance for the City of Mobile.

“These award winners have made a positive impact on the University of South Alabama, our community, our region and our nation,” said Carol Kittrell, director of USA Alumni Relations. “We are excited about acknowledging and honoring their achievements and contributions.”

The gala will take place on the campus of the University of South Alabama in the Mitchell Center. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner being served at 6:45 p.m. Tables and individual tickets are available for purchase. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Kittrell at (251) 460-7084.

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