Recruitment Team

At the University of South Alabama, we believe in the importance of providing personal attention to each individual within the context of the university admissions process. Our admissions counselors will be available and accessible to you throughout the college search and application process.

Use the Find Your Admissions Counselor page and select the options that will help you to find your personal recruitment counselor or choose from the list below.

(251) 460-6141
(800) USA-JAGS

Main Campus

Courtney Varner

Courtney Varner
Admissions Officer- Transfer & Second Bachelor's

Local Community Colleges: Bishop State, Coastal Alabama, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Pensacola State 

AL Counties for Transfer Students: Mobile, Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Monroe, Washington, Wilcox

Other States for Transfer Students: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Call or text: (251) 220-9873

Office: (251) 460-7971


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Recruitment Counselor

Local Schools: St. Paul's Episcopal, St. Luke's Episcopal, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS

AL Counties: Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Pike



Office: (251) 460-6141




Riss McCraney
Admissions Officer

Local Schools: Al-Iman Academy, BC Rain, Blount, Leflore, Vigor, Williamson, Alabama School of Math & Science

Other: Homeschool students

AL Counties: Baldwin, Choctaw, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, Sumter


Call or text: (251) 220-6763

Office: (251) 461-1916



Rachel Thomas

Admissions Officer

Local Schools: 

Cottage Hill Christian, Faith Academy, Mobile Christian

Other States: Florida (Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties only)

Call or text: (251) 220-9989

Office: (251) 460-6026



Bryan Goldman

Recruitment Counselor

Local Schools: Chickasaw, Mary G. Montgomery, Citronelle, Theodore, Alma Bryant

AL Counties: Bibb, Fayette, Lamar, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Walker

Other States: All Mississippi Counties other than George, Greene, Harrison, Jackson, Perry & Stone

Other Areas: Military

Call or text: (251) 220-6778

Call: (251) 460-7721




Becca Mitchell 

Recruitment Counselor

Local Schools: Satsuma, Saraland, Murphy

Other States: Mississippi Service Area Counties- George, Greene, Harrison, Jackson, Perry, Stone

Call or text (251) 220-6081

Office: (251) 461-1674



Adrienne Gannon
Associate Director
New Student Recruitment

Local Schools: Baker, Davidson

AL Counties: Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Monroe, Washington, Wilcox

Call or text: (251) 460-1040

Office: (251) 460-7719



Dr. Kristin Odom
New Student Recruitment

Local Schools: Bayside Academy, UMS-Wright

Call or text: (251) 220-5505

Office: (251) 460-7795

Regional Recruiters

Jade Chappell

Jade Chappell
Admissions Officer

Resides in Huntsville, AL

AL Counties: Blount, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, Winston

Other States: Tennessee

Call or text: (251) 220-0409

Office: (251) 525-3759


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Regional Student Recruitment

AL Counties: Calhoun, Cherokee,  Cleburne, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Walker


Call or text: (251) 220-9559

Office: (251) 525-3757



Anna Buie
Admissions Officer- Transfer & Second Bachelor's

Resides in Birmingham, AL

AL Community Colleges:

Bevill State, Calhoun, Central Alabama, Chattahoochee Valley, Drake State, Enterprise State, Gadsden State, George C Wallace- Selma, Ingram State, Jefferson State, Lawson State, Lurleen B Wallace, Marion Military, Northeast AL, NW-Shoals, Reid State, Shelton State, Snead State, Southern Union State, Trenholm State, Wallace CC-Dothan, Wallace State-Hanceville

Other States for Transfer Students: Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont,  Washington D.C., Wisconsin, West Virginia

Call or text: (251) 220-6857

Office: (251) 259-6555


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Kathryn Bandy

Admissions Officer

Resides in Montgomery, AL

AL Counties: Autauga, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Chilton, Clay, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Randolph, Russell, Tallapoosa

Call or text: (251) 220-8511

Office: (251) 525-3758



Mike Hryndza
Assistant Director, Out-of-State Regional Student Recruitment

Resides in Chicago, IL

Primary States: Illinois, Ohio

Other States: Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin


Call or text: (251) 220-6054

Office: (251) 533-5887


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Jennifer Henderson
Regional Recruitment Counselor

Resides in Jacksonville, FL

Primary States: Florida except for counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton


Call or text: (251) 220-3033

Office: (251) 378-1439



Caitlin Gibson
Regional Recruitment Counselor

Resides in Atlanta, GA

Primary State: Georgia 

Other States: Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia

Call or text: (251) 220-6812

Office: (251) 533-8877


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Mary Catherine Nall

Regional Recruitment Counselor

Resides in New Orleans, LA

Primary State: Louisiana

Other States: Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota

Call or text: (251) 220-7014

Office: (251) 300-1174



Crystal Garcia

Regional Recruitment Counselor

Resides in Houston, TX

Primary States: Texas

Other States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Call or text: (251) 220-6610

Office: (251) 533-8874

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