• 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
  • Three female employees showing medals at milestone event.
  • Female employees showing clock with Dr. Waldrop milestone event.
  • Employees at table smiling at milestone event.

Employee Recognition

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

2020 Programs

April 22- All Employee Picnic – Cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

October – Christie Miree Breakfast & Employee Achievement Reception

November – Milestone Celebration

*event dates for Fall will be updated later this year

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

Rachel Garbo, USA Health University Hospital

Tasha Garriga, Office of Special Events

Claudnette McGrew, USA Health, University Hospital

Malorie Miller, Office of Special Events

Anne Norton, USA Health, Ambulatory Services

Brandi Purvis, USA Children & Women’s Hospital

Kelly Rushing, USA Web Services

Paul Taylor, USA Health, Ambulatory Services