• Employee Recognition at South Logo
  • Woman smiling standing in line at Christee Miree breakfast
  • Dr. Smith talking in front of screen at Christee Miree
  • Tasha Garriga pinning flower on James Palomo
  • Man and woman smiling at 25 year event
  • Group sitting at table at 25 year event
  • Two women sitting and smiling at 25 year event

Employee Recogition

We believe that the dedication, commitment and passion of USA employees is worthy of high praise. Below is a high-level overview of recognition activities as we continue to build a comprehensive website which will launch next year.

USA Employees You Are South!


Christee Miree Winners
Christie Miree
These awards recognize the excellent service provided to students, alumni, and other constituencies by the employees of the University of South Alabama. To accomplish this goal, the Association recognizes selected University employees annually for their outstanding service and dedication.
A male and two females at Miletsone Celebration
Milestone Celebration
This dinner is for employees with at least 25 years of service. Invitations are extended to employees who are celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 years at USA. During this event, 25 year employees receive their medallion.
Two women helping with food at picnic.
Employee Recognition Picnic
The All-Employee Picnic is a time for employees to enjoy games, picnic fare, music and one another. There is no program or agenda other than to say thank you to all of the hard work USA employees do daily.
Outstanding employees with Dr. Walrop and wife in front of his house
Employee Achievement
This reception is for our 40, 45, & 50 year employees, Christie Miree Outstanding Employee Award Winners, and Employees of the Quarter. Employees who have achieved these significant accomplishments are invited to enjoy a meal with the President and other University and USA Health Administrators.

Important Information

2019 Programs

Event date and locations are subject to change. 

October 8 –Christie Miree Recognition Breakfast

November 14 – Milestone Celebration

  1. What is the event date? The All Employee Picnic is Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
  2. What time is the event? Noon – 4:00 pm.
  3. Where is the event? Moulton Tower on Main Campus.
  4. Do I have to use my vacation or PTO to attend this event? Attendance during scheduled working hours is subject to the approval of your supervisor based on the operational needs of the department. Once approved, employees are not required to use vacation or PTO when attending this event during scheduled working hours. For further guidance or to address specific questions, please contact your Human Resources representative for assistance.
  5. Were other locations vetted? Yes, we looked into other locations but given the anticipated guest size, Moulton Tower remains our best option.
  6. Will there be an employee t-shirt? Based on a survey, we have decided not to purchase t-shirts for this event.
  7. Where should I park? Mitchell Center Parking lot located off of Old Shell Road.
  8. Do I need to register? Yes, you will need register at https://southalabama.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3z5Px2qLEspg3Up
  9. Do I need anything to enter the picnic? We ask that you bring your employee ID.
  10. Is this event rain or shine? No, this event will not take place in the rain. Our rain date is Friday, April 26, 2019.
  11. What is the event dress code? President Waldrop has approved casual attire for the event. 
  12. Who can attend? This event is open to all USA employees.
  13. What food will be provided? The food is primarily a picnic style menu. You should expect hamburgers, salads, ice cream and picnic style fare. There will be a limited number of vegetarian options available.
  14. What is the cost to attend? This event is 100% free.
  15. Can I bring my family? This event is exclusively for USA employees.
  16. What other activities will be there? Similar to last year, we will have games and a live band.
  17. Will there be additional seating in the shade? Based on feedback, we are exploring ways to have more seating in a shaded area. We will make this available as our budget permits.
  18. Is this the only Employee picnic? This picnic does not replace other University division or departmental celebrations.

Organizing Committee

Brittany Brown, USA Health, Ambulatory Services

Susan Crutchfield, Mitchell Cancer Institute

Tiffany Davis, USA Human Resources

Karen Edwards, USA Alumni Relations

Jill Elliott, USA Human Resources

Tasha Garriga, Office of Special Events

Alice Jackson, USA Marketing and Communications

Claudnette McGrew, USA Health, University Hospital

Charlene Myers, USA, College of Nursing

Anne Norton, USA Health, Ambulatory Services

Michael Peterson, USA Health, University Hospital

Brandi Purvis, USA Children & Women’s Hospital

Kelly Rushing, USA Web Services

Paul Taylor, USA Health, Ambulatory Services