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.

(251) 460-7834
(800) USA-JAGS
recruitment@southalabama.edu

You're admitted! What's next?

You have been admitted to USA! To make your transition to college a smooth one, we have created a checklist to help you stay on task and be organized.

▼   Freshman Admitted Student Checklist

Top Priority

  • Activate your JagNet Student Account at southalabama.edu/services/jagnet.
  • Login to your JagMail and PAWS (Personal Access Web System) accounts at southalabama.edu/logins.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for financial aid at fafsa.gov (FAFSA opens up October 1st). Visit the USA One Stop Financial Resources page at southalabama.edu/onestop/financialresources.
  •  Log in to JagSPOT to:
    • Search and apply for additional USA scholarships in JagSPOT.
    • Complete your special programs application in JagSPOT, if you meet the requirements and desire consideration.
  • All freshmen USA students are required to live on campus unless they commute from home. Students complete the housing application to live on campus or the housing exemption form to commute. Both are available in the USAHousing portal. More Information: southalabama.edu/departments/housing/residencypolicy.html.
  • Register for Southbound, your New Student Orientation, and pay the fee in your admissions portal. Visit southalabama.edu/orientation for more information.
    • Summer and Fall orientation registration opens in January.
    • Spring orientation registration opens in November.
  • Apply for USA Housing at southalabama.edu/housing and pay deposit.
  • Register for Southbound, your New Student Orientation, and pay the fee in your admissions portal. Visit southalabama.edu/orientation for more information.
    • Summer and Fall orientation registration opens in January.
    • Spring orientation registration opens in November.
  • Submit immunization information and records through the Student Health Web Portal at https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/studenthealth/immunization.html. Please contact the Student Health Center at 251-460-7151, if you need assistance.
  • Request final official transcript(s) be submitted to South, if you have not yet done so. If applicable, also submit official test scores (i.e. ACT/SAT, IB/AP).
  • Meet with your academic advisor to register for courses in PAWS. Your advisor will contact you for an appointment after you register for orientation. Some students may be required to take a placement test.
  • Attend your scheduled orientation.
  • After semester billing posts to your student account, pay tuition or set up a payment plan via PAWS. See southalabama.edu/onestop/financialresources for more information.
  • Order your textbooks and other materials for classes as required.

Priority

Strongly Encouraged

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▼   Transfer Admitted Student Checklist

Top Priority

  • Activate your JagNet Student Account at southalabama.edu/services/jagnet.
  • Login to your JagMail and PAWS (Personal Access Web System) accounts at southalabama.edu/logins.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for financial aid at fafsa.gov (FAFSA opens up October 1st). Visit the USA One Stop Financial Resources page at southalabama.edu/onestop/financialresources.
  •  Log in to JagSPOT at southalabama.edu/scholarships to:
    • Search and apply for additional USA scholarships in JagSPOT.
    • Complete your special programs application in JagSPOT, if you meet the requirements and desire consideration.
  • Transfer students who wish to live on campus can complete a housing application at the USA housing portal. See southalabama.edu/departments/housing for more details.
  • Register for Southbound, your New Student Orientation, and pay the fee in your admissions portal. Visit southalabama.edu/orientation for more information.
    • Summer and Fall orientation registration opens in January.
    • Spring orientation  registration opens in November
  • Submit immunization information and records through the Student Health Web Portal at southalabama.edu/departments/studenthealth/immunization.html.
    Please contact the Student Health Center at (251) 460-7151, if you need assistance.
  • Request final official transcript(s) be submitted to South if you have not yet done so.
  • Meet with your academic advisor to register for courses in PAWS. Your advisor will contact you for an appointment after you register for orientation. Some students may be required to take a placement test.
  • Attend your scheduled orientation.
  • After semester billing posts to your student account, pay tuition or set up a payment plan via PAWS. See southalabama.edu/onestop/financialresources.html for more information.
  • Order your textbooks 

Priority

Strongly Encouraged

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Meet Our Team

Our recruiters are here to answer all your questions. Contact them via text, email or phone, or click on the link to schedule a virtual one-on-one meeting.

Main Campus (Local Recruiters) 

Rachel Thomas

Rachel Thomas

Assistant Director of In-Office Staff
Call or text: (251) 220-9989
Office: (251) 460-6026
rachelthomas@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Rachel

 

Territory:

Florida- Santa Rosa, Escambia, Walton, Okaloosa, ASMS, Cottage Hill Christian Academy, Faith Academy, Mobile Christian Academy, and UMS-Wright (Alabama)

 

Joshua Goldman

Joshua Goldman

Admissions Officer
Call or text: (251) 220-9873
Office: (251) 460-7795
jgoldman@southalabama.edu

Territory:

All Transfer except Bishop State; (Alabama)

 

 

Raven Dedeaux

Territory:

Mississippi including service area

 

Adrienne Gannon

Adrienne Gannon

Interim Director
New Student Recruitment
Call or text: (251) 460-1040
Office: (251) 460-7719
agannon@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Adrienne

 

Territory:

Bayside, McGill-Toolen, St. Paul’s, St. Luke’s, and St. Michael’s

 

Adam Lindsey

Adam Lindsey

Student Recruitment Counselor
Call or text: (251) 220-8991
Office: (251) 460-1913
adamlindsey@southalabama.edu

 

 

Territory:

Homeschool; Washington, Clarke, Monroe, Wilcox, Conecuh, Escambia, Crenshaw, Covington, Pike, Coffee, Geneva, Dale, Barbour, Henry, and Houston (Alabama)

 

Trey Ruffin Johnson

Trey Ruffin Johnson

Admissions Officer
Office: (251) 460-7971
 

Schedule a meeting with Trey

 

Territory:

Choctaw, Marengo, Sumter, Greene, Hale, Perry, Bibb, Tuscaloosa, Pickens, Lamar, Fayette; Homeschooled students

 

Amanda Owens

Amanda Owens

Admissions Officer
Office: (251) 460-7834

aowens@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Amanda

 

Territory:

Baker, B.C. Rain, Blount, Davidson, Leflore, Murphy, Vigor, and Williamson; Bishop State Community College (Alabama)

 

Becka Situmeang

Becka Situmeang

Student Recruitment Counselor
Office: (251) 460-7834
bsitumeang@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Becka

 

Territory:

Al Amon; Baldwin County Schools; Gulf Shores, Mary G. Montgomery, Satsuma, Chickasaw, Theodore, Alma Bryant, Citronelle and Saraland (Alabama)

 

Regional Recruiters

Katie Spillman

Katie Spillman

Regional Recruitment Counselor
Office: (251) 460-7834
Call or Text: (251) 220-0409
kspillman@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Katie

Territory:

Tennessee; Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Lawrence, Winston, Limestone, Morgan, Madison, Cullman, Marshall, Blount, Jackson, and De Kalb (Alabama)

 

Jag Head

Territory:

Walker, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Etowah (Alabama)

 

Mike Hryndza
 

Mike Hryndza

Assistant Director, Out-of-State Regional Student Recruitment
Call or text: (251) 220-6054
Office: (251) 533-5887
mhryndza@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Mike

 

Territory:

Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey

 

Jen Henderson

Jennifer Henderson

Regional Recruitment Counselor
Call or text: (251) 220-3033
Office: (251) 378-1439
jenhenderson@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Jennifer

Territory:

Florida- every county except Santa Rosa, Escambia, Walton, and Okaloosa; Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky

 

Caitlin Gibson

Territory:

Cherokee, Calhoun, Cleburne, Clay, and Randolph (Alabama); Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina

 

Jag Head

Territory:

Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California