Mike Hryndza
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Based in Chicago, IL
M-F 8-5
Ph: (251) 533-5887
Mike Hryndza

About Me

I am a very proud native of the Chicago area, born and raised in the western suburbs (La Grange, IL). Although I call Chicago home, I have always had a deep admiration and appreciation for the Gulf Coast region and southern culture. In summary, I’d like to consider myself a “Southerner” at heart! I was an avid athlete in high school (baseball, football, and basketball) and enjoy playing in various recreational leagues as well as training for my next running event or marathon.

Having worked in college admissions since 2009, the opportunity to represent The University of South Alabama and educate students and staff on all the wonderful things that make up USA is an opportunity that I could not be more excited about!

I truly have a passion for working with students and watching their progression as they make their transition from high school to college.  To me, there is not a better feeling than witnessing students find their "Fit" in their college selection process.

I enjoy being a part of USA’s New Student Recruitment Team and hope to meet you soon! Go Jags!


B.S. Advertising/Integrated Marketing Communications

My Favorite:

Place on campus  

The list goes on and on, but the Student Recreation Center is simply world class and offers a real USA community feel and pride!

USA Tradition  

The Fall Semester, when the campus is full of Jaguar Pride and the excitement of a new and exciting school year awaits. Our Jaguar athletes compete at the Division I Level, so be sure to show your school pride and wear the Red White and Blue while cheering them on!

Thing about USA  

The reception and warm welcome that you will receive when you first come to campus. The excitement on campus and the sense of pride to be part of the University community.

Place to Eat in Mobile  

Felix's Fish Camp Grill. A Touch of Paradise on the Upper Gulf Coast! Great Seafood while dining on the Gulf, does it get any better?


I absolutely love live music and going to concerts. I like and appreciate all types of music, but more classic rock dating back to the 60’s to present day. Jimmy Buffett, any day of the year, is also fine with me!


Ditka: An Autobiography. A documented tale of the legendary Chicago Bears Coach, Mike Ditka!