MacQueen Alumni Center

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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

▼   Naming Opportunities
Opportunity Location Qty Gift Amount Status
1974 Society Recognition in Grand Lobby 1974 $1,974 Learn More
Alumni Center Building Naming 1 $2,000,000 Named
Grand Lobby Lobby 1 $250,000 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
Greek Plaza Exterior 1 $100,000 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
Ballroom Bar Ballroom 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
▼   1974 Society
The 1974 Society is one of the major sources of funding to help fund the MacQueen Alumni Center. Gifts of $1,974 directly benefit the Alumni Center campaign and can be paid over three annual installments of $658. Learn more about the 1974 Society
▼   Gifts of Stock

For gifts or charitable contributions made via stock transfer, please contact in advance the USA Office of Advancement Services at 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

Jacob Crane
USA Development and Alumni Relations
Phone: (251) 414-8118

▼   Give by Mail

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 by Phone

Give us a call at (251) 460-7084 if you have questions or would like to make a gift over the phone.

▼   Contact Us

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
(251) 460-7092

Margaret Sullivan
Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations
(251) 460-7616