2014 News Archive

  • The Alabama Launchpad Competition awarded SpectraCyte $87,000 for its research into creating advanced endoscopic imaging technology for cancer detection. From left, Dr. Thomas Rich, USA associate professor of pharmacology; Gov. Robert Bentley; Jim Byard Jr.,  director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs; and EDPA President Bill Taylor. Photo courtesy of Gary Tramontina for Alabama Launchpad.
    Alabama Launchpad awarded SpectraCyte for its research into creating advanced endoscopic imaging technology for cancer detection. The team is made up of Dr. Silas Leavesley, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Dr. Thomas ...
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    The University of South Alabama and the City of Gulf Shores have announced an agreement to offer USA courses at the Gulf Shores Cultural Center, paving the way for south Baldwin County students to earn an undergraduate degree from USA in Hospitality ...
  • Six University employees are recipients of the 2014 Christie Miree USA National Alumni Association Outstanding Employee Award. These employees, selected from among USA-Team recipients, were recognized for excellent service provided to students, alumni and other constituencies. They are, from left, Deward C. Phillips Jr., maintenance mechanic II, facilities management, USA Medical Center, craft/trades category; Patricia A. Young, custodial worker II, student center, service category; Timothy X. Dexter, assistant director, supply, processing and distribution, Children's & Women's Hospital, technical category; Theresa Clark, ward clerk, high risk OB, Children's & Women's Hospital, clerical category; Angela S. Duffy, nurse manager, burn center, USA Medical Center, administrative category; and Anna K. Gillman, RTN III, STICU, USA Medical Center, professional category.
    University of South Alabama employees reaching five-year milestones were recognized by President Dr. Tony G. Waldrop on Sept. 18 at the 2014 Employee ...
  • The University of South Alabama will celebrate Homecoming 2014 with the theme, ?Clash of the Claws,? Oct. 13-18. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and surrounding communities are invited to enjoy a host of activities including athletic and alumni events, a pep rally, parade and the Fun Fest Carnival Night.
    The University of South Alabama will celebrate Homecoming 2014 with the theme, "Clash of the Claws," Oct. 13-18. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and ...
  • Alabama Power representatives present a check to the University of South Alabama to establish a scholars program in the College of Engineering. From left, USA President Dr. Tony Waldrop; Dr. Steven Furr, chair pro tempore of the USA Board of Trustees; Mike Saxon, Alabama Power vice president of the Mobile division; Beth Thomas, Alabama Power external affairs manager; and Abraham Mitchell, who will match the gift through the Mitchell-Moulton Scholarship Initiative.
    A generous gift from the Alabama Power Foundation will enable the University of South Alabama's College of Engineering to establish an elite scholars program for undergraduate students. The announcement was made today, at the Sept. 12, USA Board ...
  • Dr. Mark E. Brandon, dean and Thomas E. McMillan Professor of Law at the University of Alabama Law School, will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 16, as part of 2014 Constitution Week.
    Dr. Mark E. Brandon, dean and Thomas E. McMillan Professor of Law at the University of Alabama Law School, will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 16, as part of 2014 Constitution Week. ...
  • Waldrop Inaugurated as USA's Third President
    Dr. Tony G. Waldrop outlined his vision for the University of South Alabama before faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends at the USA Mitchell Center. ...
  • Jeffrey Hamilton, center, was recognized as the first Board of Trustees Scholar at the Board's Sept. 9 meeting. USA President Dr. Tony Waldrop, far left, and Trustee Chair Pro Tempore Dr. Steve Furr, far right, are pictured with Hamilton and members of his family.
    University of South Alabama freshman Jeffrey Hamilton of Foley has been named the first USA Board of Trustees Scholar. ...
  • Dr. Richard L. Hayes, dean of the College of Education, and Dr. Erwei Dong, assistant professor of health, physical education and leisure studies in the USA College of Education, were instrumental in securing the 2014 World Leisure Congress to be held on the USA main campus and in Mobile.
    The University of South Alabama prepares to welcome 350 delegates from 58 countries to campus for the World Leisure Congress event. USA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend sessions to be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, a ...
  • Ken Simon
    USA Board of Trustees Vice Chair Ken Simon joined Mitchell College of Business professors Bob Shearer and Jeanne Maes in a workshop presentation at the Florida Dispute Resolution Center's 22nd Annual Conference for Mediators and Arbitrators held ...
  • Dr. Tony Waldrop
    The inauguration of Dr. Tony Waldrop as the University of South Alabama's third president will take place Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Mitchell Center. Learn more about this free event, including details about parking and transportation. ...
  • Southern Light is expanding its presence at USA Technology and Research Park. At a lease signing, from left, are Ken Davis, USA treasurer; Lynne Chronister, USA vice president for research and economic development; Ker Ferguson, USA assistant vice president for research; Roy Franklin, Southern Light data center operations manager; Andy Newton, Southern Light president and CEO; and Davis Pilot, Southern Light operations strategic analyst.
    Southern Light's digital and physical footprint at the University of South Alabama Technology and Research Park is expanding. The fiber optic based telecommunications company will expand its data center capacity at the USA facility by a factor o ...
  • The University of South Alabama set a record enrollment with more than 16,000 students, an increase of 4.9 percent. At a news conference to announce the milestone, from left, are Dr. David Johnson, senior vice president for academic affairs; Christopher Lynch, interim director of enrollment services; and President Dr. Tony G. Waldrop.
    The University of South Alabama has reached another milestone, with record enrollment surpassing 16,000 students for the 2014 fall semester. Records were set in several categories such as new student enrollment, first-time freshman enrollment, gradu ...
  • Landry Underwood
    Landry Underwood from Choctaw, Okla., has joined the University of South Alabama's Office of Student Affairs as coordinator of Greek Life. ...
  • More than 700 University of South Alabama faculty, staff, students and alumni helped students move into residence halls on Saturday, Aug. 16, as a new academic year kicked off this week.
    More than 700 University of South Alabama faculty, staff, students and alumni helped students move into residence halls on Saturday, Aug. 16, as a new academic year kicked off this week. ...
  • Dr. Joel Lewis, associate professor of professional studies in the College of Education, speaks at a news conference announcing the Community Conversations initiative that will take place over the next year
    University of South Alabama faculty member Dr. Joel' Lewis, associate professor of professional studies in the College of Education, and Dr. Robert Gray, manager of faculty development services in the USA Innovation in Learning Center, are pleas ...
  • USA News features stories that reflect the achievements of USA students, faculty and staff; current events on campus; and the impact of the USA community.
USA News focuses on stories of interest to both internal and external audiences, is interactive and will grow to feature video and photo galleries that will tie into social media platforms.
    USA News features stories that reflect the achievements of USA students, faculty and staff; current events on campus; and the impact of the USA community. The site focuses on stories of interest to both internal and external audiences, features video ...
  • USA President Dr. Tony G. Waldrop, right, welcomes President Zuping Zhu and a delegation from Fuzhou University Zhicheng College in China to the University of South Alabama on Monday, Aug. 11. The two universities cooperate on study abroad programs for students and faculty.
    USA President Dr. Tony G. Waldrop continued the University of South Alabama's successful relationship with Fuzhou University Zhicheng College in China on Monday, Aug. 11, during a meeting on the USA campus with President Zuping Zhu and a delegat ...
  • University President Tony G. Waldrop speaks during Mayor Sandy Stimpson's news conference on local universities teaming up with the City of Mobile to promote service learning.  From left, Samantha Church, associate vice president for advancement, Spring Hill College; Dr. Mark Foley, president, University of Mobile; Stimpson; Waldrop; and Dr. James Lowe, president, Bishop State Community College.
    University of South Alabama President Tony G. Waldrop this morning joined Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson and three other Mobile institutions of higher learning to announce the exploration of a community-wide service initiative. As proposed by the mayor, ...
  • The Alabama Banking School, held at the University of South Alabama and sponsored by the Alabama Bankers Association, held its graduation Friday at USA?s Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. From left, Scott Latham, president and CEO of the Alabama Bankers Association; Dr. Carl Moore, retiring dean of the USA Mitchell College of Business; Young Boozer, treasure of the state of Alabama; class valedictorian Jason Davis, senior manager with Jackson Thornton; class salutatorian Lauren Yelverton, staff accountant with Mauldin & Jenkins LLC; and John Naughton, director of the Alabama Banking School and a commercial lender with First Community Bank in Mobile.
    The University of South Alabama hosted the Alabama Banking School this week. Thirty-nine participants graduated Friday at a commencement ceremony at Laidlaw Performing Arts Center. ...
  • Dr. Silas Leavesley, foreground, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Dr. Thomas Rich, associate professor of pharmacology, are co-founders of SpectraCyte.
    A University of South Alabama-affiliated research team creating advanced endoscopic imaging technology for cancer detection has been selected to compete for funding through the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition. SpectraCyte, co-founded by Dr. Si ...
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    The University of South Alabama College of Nursing has been awarded a grant from the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program for the fifth time. ...
  • Governor Appoints New and Returning Trustees
    Gov. Robert Bentley has appointed four new members to the University of South Alabama Board of Trustees. In addition, two trustees were reappointed. The governor's new appointments are Chandra Brown Stewart of Mobile, executive director of Lifel ...
  • employees this year donated the second-largest amount in the history of the Employee Annual Fund
    University of South Alabama employees this year donated the second-largest amount in the history of the Employee Annual Fund. In all, $664,192 was raised to support research, scholarships and other activities at USA. ...
  • USA Research Team Releases Findings on West Virginia Chemical Spill
    A University of South Alabama research team released data this week suggesting mixed results from residents flushing plumbing systems following a January chemical spill in West Virginia that tainted residents' drinking water. The research result ...