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?

Once you've been admitted to South, there's a lot more to do to make your transition to college a smooth one. We've created a checklist of to-dos to help you stay on task and stay 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.
  • 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
    additional 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.
  •  If you plan to live on campus, 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.
  • 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
    additional information.
  • Order your textbooks and other materials for classes as required.

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

Admissions Officer
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, UMS-Wright, Mobile Christian, Faith Academy, Cottage Hill Academy, and ASMS

 

Bryan Goldman

Bryan Goldman

Transfer Admissions Officer
Transfer & Second Bachelor's
Call or text: (251) 220-9873
Call: (251) 460-7971
bgoldman@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Bryan

Territory:

Coastal Alabama, MGCCC, Bishop State, Pensacola State, Northwest Florida State, Pearl River Central, Jones College, Lurleen B. Wallace CC, Wallace State CC- Dothan, and Enterprise State CC

 

 

Raven Dedeaux

Territory:

Mississippi; Alma Bryant, Theodore, and Chickasaw

 

Adrienne Gannon

Adrienne Gannon

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

Schedule a meeting with Adrienne

 

Territory:

St. Paul’s, St. Luke’s, McT, and Davidson

 

Amanda Owens

Amanda Owens

Admissions Officer
Office: (251) 460-7834

aowens@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Amanda

 

Territory:

Shelton State CC, Gadsden State CC, Northeast AL CC, Snead State CC, Drake State Technical College, Northwest Shoals CC, Calhoun CC, Wallace State CC- Hanceville, Marion Military, Wallace State CC- Selma, Trenholm State CC, Bevill State CC, Chattahoochee Valley CC, Southern Union CC, Jefferson State CC, and Lawson State CC; and Alma Bryant, Baker, Davidson, BC Rain, Murphy, Williamson, Vigor, and Leflore 

 

Becka Situmeang

Becka Situmeang

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

Schedule a meeting with Becka

 

Territory:

Al Amon, Baldwin, Washington, Clarke, Monroe, Wilcox, Conecuh, Escambia County Alabama, Greene, Sumter, Choctaw, Marengo, Hale, and Perry Counties; Satsuma, Saraland, Mary G. Montgomery

 

Regional Recruiters

Katie Spillman

Katie Spillman

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

Schedule a meeting with Katie

Territory:

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

Other States: Tennessee

 

Eleanor Self

Eleanor Self

Admissions Officer

Call or text: (251) 220-9559
Office: (251) 525-3757
eself@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Eleanor

Territory:

Resides in Birmingham, AL

AL Counties: Calhoun, Cherokee,  Cleburne, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Lamar, Pickens, Fayette, Walker, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Clay, Randolph

 

Kathryn Bandy

Kathryn Bandy

Senior Admissions Officer
Call or text: (251) 220-8511
Office: (251) 525-3758
kbandy@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Kathryn

 

Territory:

Resides in Montgomery, AL

AL Counties: Autauga, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Chilton, Clay, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Randolph, Russell, Tallapoosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Pike, Coffee, Dale, Barbour, Henry, Geneva, and Houston

 

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:

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

 

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:

Resides in Jacksonville, FL

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

  

Caitlin Gibson

Caitlin Gibson

Regional Recruitment Counselor
Call or text: (251) 220-6812
Office: (251) 533-8877
cgibson@southalabama.edu

To schedule a virtual meeting, please contact Jennifer Henderson.

 

Territory:

Resides in Atlanta, GA

Primary State: Georgia 

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

 

Crystal Garcia

Crystal Garcia

Regional Recruitment Counselor
Call or text: (251) 220-6610
Office: (251) 533-8874
cgarcia@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Crystal

Territory:

Resides in Houston, TX

Primary States: Texas

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