MacQueen Alumni Center
The MacQueen Alumni Center will serve as the permanent home for South’s more than 80,000 alumni. Located in the heart of campus, the 15,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility will house the Chief Calvin W. McGhee Grand Ballroom, the McKinney Family Greek Plaza in honor of Sigma Chi Fraternity, a spacious lobby, a 30-seat boardroom, meeting rooms and administrative offices.
Plans for a new alumni center began in 2015 and became a reality when Julian ’73 and Kim MacQueen came forward with a $2 million gift. Julian MacQueen, founder of Innisfree Hotels headquartered in Pensacola, realized the importance of building a permanent alumni home on campus.
The NAA broke ground on the Center on October 12, 2018. Construction is projected to be completed by spring 2020.
Ways to Participate
|1974 Society||Recognition in Grand Lobby||1974||$1,974||Learn More|
|Alumni Center||Building Naming||1||$2,000,000||Named|
|Grand Ballroom||Main Floor||1||$250,000||Named|
|Alumni Office Suite||Alumni Office Suite||1||$150,000||1 Available|
|Board Room||Alumni Office Suite||1||$150,000||Named|
|Main Entry||Exterior - main entrance||1||$75,000||Named|
|Gathering Terrace (includes exterior fireplace)||Side Entrance||1||$75,000||Named|
|Inspiration Gallery||Main Floor||1||$75,000||Named|
|Porte Cochere Entry||Side Entrance||1||$50,000||Named|
|Catering Kitchen||Main Floor||1||$50,000||1 Available|
|Live Oak Deck||Rear Exterior||1||$50,000||Named|
|Conference Room||Alumni Office Suite||1||$50,000||1 Available|
|Executive Directors Office||Alumni Office Suite||1||$30,000||Named|
|Grand Piano - Foyer||Main Lobby||1||$25,000||Named|
|Board Room Terrace||Alumni Office Suite||1||$25,000||Named|
|Alumni Suite Reception Area||Alumni Office Suite||1||$25,000||Named|
|Alumni Suite Lobby||Alumni Office Suite||1||$25,000||Named|
|Greek Plaza Columns||Exterior||2||$20,000||Named|
|Associate Director's Office||Alumni Office Suite||1||$15,000||Named|
|Assistant Director's Office -Southerners||Alumni Office Suite||1||$15,000||Named|
|Staff Offices||Alumni Office Suite||5||$15,000||2 Available|
|Board Room/ Staff Lounge||Alumni Office Suite||1||$15,000||Named|
|Exterior Columns - Includes columns at porte cochere||Exterior||20||$10,000||Named|
|Interior Columns||Foyer & Inspiration Gallery||1||$10,000||7 Available|
|Greek Plaza - Organization recognition plaques||Exterior||1||$10,000||10 available|
|Loading Dock/ Outdoor Storage||Exterior||1||$10,000||Named|
|Staff Workroom||Alumni Office Suite||1||$10,000||Named|
|Student Work area||Alumni Office Suite||1||$10,000||Named|
|Southerners Work area||Alumni Office Suite||1||$10,000||Named|
|Ballroom Exterior Columns||Exterior||4||$5,000||4 Available|
|Benches (various locations)||Exterior||5||$5,000||1 Available|
For gifts or charitable contributions made via stock transfer, please contact in advance the USA Office of Advancement Services at firstname.lastname@example.org with donor name, name of the stock, amount of shares, and benefiting fund (MacQueen Alumni Center). This will ensure that donors are properly credited and receipted for their gifts and ensure that the proper USA fund benefits from the gift.
Receiving account title: University of South Alabama
Receiving account number: 8370‐1478
Name of receiving institution: Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
DTC Number: 0164ww
USA Development and Alumni Relations
Phone: (251) 414-8118
You may send a check payable to the University of South Alabama National Alumni Association or USANAA or make a credit card gift through the mail to: The University of South Alabama, Office of Development, 5930 USA Drive South Mobile, AL 36688. Please print and complete the printable form (PDF).
Give us a call at (251) 460-7084 if you have questions or would like to make a gift over the phone.
If you are interested in a naming opportunity or have additional questions about investments in the MacQueen Alumni Center, please contact either:
Karen Edwards ‘80
Executive Director, National Alumni Association
Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations