South Magazine


SOUTH Magazine is for you—our alumni. It’s a tangible way for you to connect with the University from wherever you live. The biannual publication features stories about USA alumni from around the world who are making a difference in their communities through their careers and passions. SOUTH also covers stories about our faculty who are leaders in their fields and researchers who are making ground-breaking discoveries. SOUTH keeps you up-to-date with the latest accomplishments in Jags athletics and gives you the opportunity to engage in alumni activities and ways to support the University.

We hope you enjoy reading SOUTH as much as we enjoy bringing it to you. If you are a USA graduate and have not been receiving your copy of SOUTH, please contact the National Alumni Association at or (251) 460-7084.

Thank you, and Go Jags!

Spring 2018

Alumni department holding south gear

View from the Bell Tower

As the University grows, and we initiate the process of building a new alumni center, the alumni board believed the time was right to review the alumni association’s branding.

Julian and Kim MacQueen

Around the World in 80 Stays

For people who recently flew around the world in their new jet, University of South Alabama alumni Julian and Kim MacQueen are incredibly grounded.

We are South Proud

South Fund

The South Fund is a vital source of funding for the University that allows its students, faculty, researchers and healthcare professionals to continue to move forward in the 21st century.

Stephanie Eads-Williamson and Garrett Williamson with 4 dogs

Alumna Goes to the Dogs

The world of Stephanie Eads-Williamson has literally gone to the dogs…and, the cats…and, really, any stray animal that crosses her path.

Doug Whitmore

Q & A with President Doug Whitmore

Looking back on the past two years, what do you consider the biggest accomplishment of the National Alumni Association?

Dr. Tony Waldrop and Distinguished Alumni

Distinguished Alumni

The USA National Alumni Association honored five alumni for their outstanding achievements during the 14th annual Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards gala on March 1.

Wall of Honor Ceremony in front of Moulton Tower

50 Years of Jaguar Basketball

In January, the University of South Alabama retired the jersey numbers of men’s basketball stars Jeff Hodge and Junie Lewis. “Peanut Butter and Jelly,” they were called back in the day.

Dr. Lesley Gregoricka

Closing Cases by Unearthing the Past

Dr. Lesley Gregoricka never knows when the phone will ring, but every single call from the Mobile Police Department represents an opportunity to provide invaluable field experience for her most promising students.

Natalie Fox

Finding Her Home at South

Natalie Fox left her rural hometown of York, Ala., near the Mississippi line, with an open mind about her life path. She had once dreamed of playing professional basketball.