2021 News Archive

  • AT&T Alabama contributed $40,000 to support K-12 STEM Hands-On Learning Lab Activities at USA. From left, front row - Lizbeth Stanton, fiber executive, gulf coast region, AT&T; Chris Pennington, southeast regional sales manager, AT&T; Dr. Harold Pardue, interim dean, School of Computing; C. Wayne Hutchens, state president AT&T Alabama; Nikki Donald, CFITS outreach coordinator, School of Computing; Keith Lynn, systems administrator, School of Computing; back row - Matt Coker, client solutions executive II, state of Alabama, AT&T; Glyn Agnew, regional director AT&T Alabama legislative & external affairs.
Photo credit: Mike Kittrell
    The School of Computing's K-12 STEM Outreach Program strives to motivate and encourage students to pursue STEM related careers. ...
  • Dr. Alvin Willams, interim dean of the Mitchell College of Business, stands in front of the college.
    Dr. Alvin Williams describes stress on the global supply chain that is causing shortages and delays during the holiday shopping season. ...
  • Scotty E. Kirkland, a University of South Alabama alumnus, is the coordinator of exhibitions, publications, and programs at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. He will give a lecture about Alabama civil rights history at the Marx Library December 2, 2021.
    USA and Mobile Museum of Art welcomes Alabama historian Scotty Kirkland for a lecture on state and local Civil Rights history. ...
  • South is the only university in Alabama that offers a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio glass. The glass studio is a state-of-the-art facility for glassblowing, casting and kiln formed glass.
    Hand-crafted glass ornaments, jewelry, prints and more created by USA students and faculty available for sale December 3rd. ...
  • Dr. Brandi Kiel Reese has been named an early-career fellow by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The fellowship comes with a $76,000 award that Kiel Reese plans to use to support graduate students and provide paid internships for undergraduates.
    Dr. Brandi Kiel Reese becomes the second South faculty member honored by the Gulf Research Program in as many years. ...
  • Barton Academy Principal Amanda Jones, a University of South Alabama graduate, stands in front of the new magnet school.
    South graduates, including Principal Amanda Jones, are remaking history this fall at Barton Academy. The first public school in Alabama has reopened as a magnet school with a focus on world studies. ...
  • "The illustration depicts the outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) produced by pathogenic bacteria ("yellow balls”) coming into contact with the plant cell. In his study, Dr. Tuan M. Tran found that OMV insertion into the plant plasma membrane is dependent on membrane nanodomains (regions highly enriched of sterol and phospholipids). This OMV insertion could alter the dynamics of the plasma membrane and also prime plants for better immune defense responses upon infection by pathogens."
    South's Dr. Tuan Minh Tran is the lead author of an article published in the prestigious scientific journal, The Plant Cell. ...
  • Dr. S. Raj Chaudhury, ILC executive director, far left, along with associate professor Dr. Lisa LaCross, assistant director of faculty development, and Dr. David S. Williams, assistant director of course development at USA, are the recipients of the prestigious Robert J. Menges Award from the Professional and Organizational Development Network.
    ILC receives award for Outstanding Research in Educational Development from the Professional and Organizational Development Network. ...
  • Abritty Abdullah has been named a Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning award winner. The Honor Society is the nation’s oldest and most selective for all academic disciplines and the Love of Learning Award is one of the most prestigious awards for post-baccalaureate study given by the society.
    Phi Kappa Phi awards Abritty Abdullah, a doctoral student in the College of Education and Professional Studies, its Love of Learning award. ...
  • Former Congressman Jo Bonner, who serves as chief of staff to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, was selected as the fourth president of the University of South Alabama. He will be introduced formally at the Board of Trustees' next regular meeting, scheduled for Dec. 2.
    Jo Bonner, chief of staff to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and a former congressman, will become the fourth president to lead the University. ...
  • Charbel Mawad is majoring in accounting in the Mitchell College of Business.
    Charbel Mawad, a Mobile native and Mitchell Scholar, begins his business education at South with plans for growth and a spot on the First Year Council. #FreshmanFocus ...
  • Through a combination of donor and institutional support, the South CARES emergency fund has supported students unexpected needs with more than $298,000 since launching in January 2020.
    Funds will be distributed to students in financial need to help cover unexpected costs and allow them to remain enrolled at USA. ...
  • The University of South Alabama College of Arts and Sciences hosted it’s 40th Annual Dean’s Lecture and Faculty Awards Ceremony November 3, 2021. Seven faculty members were recognized for their achievements. Clockwise from top left: Dr. Sinead Ni` Chadhain; Thu Olsen; Dr. Philip Carr; Dr. Susan McCready; Dr. Kelly Urban; Dr. Jeremiah Henning; and Dr. Brian Whitener.
    Seven faculty members recognized for their achievements at the 40th Annual Dean's Lecture and Faculty Awards Ceremony. ...
  • Kaylyn Cordrey, an exercise science freshman from Delaware, said the injuries she suffered as a tap dancer has led her to consider a career in physical therapy.
    A former tap dancer won a Distinguished Young Women scholarship to South. Now she's studying exercise science with plans to become a physical therapist. #FreshmanFocus ...
  • Stacy Wellborn, a PhD student in the Mitchell College of Business, hosts "Mitchell Moments," a weekly podcast featuring faculty and students about how to best navigate a PhD program.
    "Mitchell Moments" podcast help potential PhD students by offering advice and tips on how to choose and thrive in a Ph.D. program. ...
  • South and USA Health raised $26,147,447 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, the largest total in its 58-year history. This record comes on the heels of the nearly $161 million raised during the University's 5-year Upward & Onward fundraising campaign.
    Nearly 4,500 donors help achieve a one-year fundraising record and supporting a wide range of USA and USA Health's missions. ...
  • South and the national "It's On Us" organization will host Sexual Assault Awareness/Consent Education 101, Bystander Education 101, and Survivor Support 101 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, at the Student Center Terrace.
    South's HEART Project and Title IX office partners with the national nonprofit organization "It's On Us" to host sexual assault training. ...
  • University of South Alabama Professor Dr. Joseph Currier, seated at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Mobile, where is is a member, said he has felt drawn by his belief in God to psychology, theology and mental health counseling. He is leading a national project that seeks to integrate religious and spiritual competencies in training mental healthcare providers.
    Dr. Joseph Currier, a psychology professor at South, is leading a national project to integrate religious and spiritual competencies into mental healthcare training. ...
  • Cooper Forsyth, a geology major from McCalla, Alabama, has plans to go to graduate school and earn a Ph.D. Field research and travel pique his interest.
    After working construction, Cooper Forsyth can't imagine having a desk job. He plans for field work and a Ph.D. after earning a degree in geology. #FreshmanFocus ...
  • Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announces at an October 15, 2021 press conference that $41 million dollars from Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 will fund 17 separate projects around the State. South’s project, the Healthy Ocean Initiative, will receive $2,018,880 of that total.
    Governor Kay Ivey's office and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources distributes the federal funding. ...
  • A full slate of activities will highlight South's homecoming week, October 25-30.
    South will celebrate homecoming week October 25-30, culminating with the Jags' football game against Arkansas State. ...
  • From left: Priscilla Agyemang, Kennedy Reese and Amiyah Kelly have been awarded the first Leaders in Social Justice and Perseverance scholarship established by the 100 Black Men of Greater Mobile.
    Three USA seniors are awarded the first Leadership in Social Justice and Perseverance Scholarship, established by the University and the 100 Black Men of Mobile. ...
  • John Archibald, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and columnist of Alabama Media Group, will be the keynote speaker at the University of South Alabama College of Arts and Sciences Communication Career Day event to be held Thursday, November 4, 2021, at the USA Student Center.
    Pulitzer-prize winning journalist John Archibald will be the keynote speaker for the event which is open to all majors. ...
  • The Jaguar Marching Band performs during South's football game against Georgia Southern at Hancock Whitney Stadium, October 14, 2021.
    More than 2,000 high school musicians will perform in the inaugural South Alabama Marching Band Championships at Hancock Whitney Stadium. ...
  • Logan, left, and Mallorie Collins, twin sisters from Satsuma, Alabama, share a residence hall suite, a major in mechanical engineering and a spirit for cheering on the Jaguars.
    Logan and Mallorie Collins, twin sisters from Satsuma, share a major, a residence hall suite and a passion for cheering on Jaguar sports teams at South. #FreshmanFocus ...