University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
January 9, 2012
Contact: Karen Edwards, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-7084

USA National Alumni Association to Honor Distinguished Alumni and Service
Award Recipients at March 8 Gala

The University of South Alabama National Alumni Association will honor three distinguished alumni and two community service leaders at its annual awards gala on Thursday, March 8, 2012, 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 Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis, 1978; Dr. Terrence Tumpey, Ph.D. 1997, senior microbiologist and team leader of pathogenesis at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; and, David Whiddon, 1969, chief engineer and vice president of engineering at Ingalls Shipbuilding;
A Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Alabama House of Representatives Speaker Pro Tempore Victor Gaston, M.A. 1970, and USA Professor Emeritus Dr. Glenn Sebastian.

“These award winners have made a positive impact on the University of South Alabama, our community, our region and our nation,” said Karen Edwards, director of USA Alumni Relations. “We are excited for the opportunity to acknowledge and honor 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 Edwards at (251) 460-7084.


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