2021 News Archive

  • John Quinones, ABC News correspondent and host of the television show "What Would You Do?" will speak at the University of South Alabama's Mitchell Center on Friday, October 1, 2021.
    ABC News correspondent and host of "What Would You Do" John Quinones is the keynote speaker during South's Alumni Weekend. ...
  • Three USA alumni were elected as new members of the National Alumni Association Board of Directors. Pictured from top (L-R) John Galanos, Mary Beth Massey and Mike Odair.
Additionally the USA National Alumni Association announced it's 2021 Faculty Excellence awards. 
Pictured middle (L-R) Dr. Stephanie Smallegan, Nan Young Perez Uribe and Dr. Bret Webb.
Bottom (L-R) FeAunté Preyear, Dr. Kevin White and Nicholas Brownlee
    Five USA faculty members are recognized for their achievements as well as one young alumnus. Three alumni also elected to USA National Alumni Association Board. ...
  • Muralist and University of South Alabama graduate Andy Scott's latest work is on the side of the USA Student Center — a bright mural in Pantone 281 and 193.
    South graduate Andy Scott makes his mark with retro signs and bold murals, including a USA Student Center painting that will serve as a perfect stop for a campus photo op. ...
  • An underwater camera on a remote operated vehicle in the Gulf of Mexico captured this school of greater amberjack near a pyramid deployed by the State of Alabama to provide fish habitat.
    South leads a 'Dream Team' of Gulf Coast researchers in an $11.7 million greater amberjack study that could have significant implications for commercial and recreational fishing. ...
  • South's Macario Kelley has been named a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board scholar. He is one of 253 students from U.S. colleges and universities to receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year.
    Macario Kelley lands a $10,000 scholarship from Public Company Accounting Oversight Board for the 2021-2022 academic year. ...
  • Mollie Wade, outside Children's of Alabama where she got a job as a nurse, is starting her career on the night shift. “I think I’ve always been a night owl,” she says. “It’s kind of my place.”
    Mollie Wade, a graduate of South's Honors College, is bringing her education and a new set of sneakers to her nursing job at Children's of Alabama. #MyFirstJob ...
  • Dr. Danny McCarty, an assistant professor in the department of counseling and instructional sciences, article, titled “Experiential Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Reflective Process,” is now the third most-read article ever published in the Journal of Constructivist Psychology.
    South assistant professor Danny McCarty's recent article is the third most-read article ever published in the Journal of Constructivist Psychology. ...
  • University of South Alabama students during Move-In Day.
    South greets freshmen and returning students with a Week of Welcome and Beyond calendar full of everything from scavenger hunts and trivia nights to athletic events and back-to-school parties. ...
  • DeVonte’ Dixon, a South meteorology graduate, took at job at Fox 55 News in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and will be an on-air weekend meteorologist.
    DeVonte' Dixon, influenced by the deadly tornado outbreak of April 2011, heads north for broadcasting job at Fox 55 News in Indiana. #MyFirstJob ...
  • Dr. John Lehrter, associate professor of marine science, pilots a boat through Mobile Bay, where he and graduate Chris Mikolaitis took water samples to measure the health of its marine ecosystem.
    South marine scientists monitor environmental trends throughout Mobile Bay in a multi-year program that seeks to prevent decline of oysters, blue crabs and spotted sea trout. ...
  • University of South Alabama students, from left, Liz Seiler, Ian Singley and De’Asia Aaron each earned a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships offer South students an introduction to academic analysis and communication. There's also a $2,000 stipend. ...
  • Mike Fletcher and Amber Simpson, a pair of Mobile County public school science teachers, do lab work during a six-week summer program for high school educators at the University of South Alabama.
    South welcomes local science educators to a summer research experience program for middle and high school teachers. ...
  • Dr. Jeremiah Henning, assistant professor of biology, will study how nutrient addition and disturbance events such as hurricanes alter plant communities and how ecosystems function. The research could have important implications for coastal areas, such as Dauphin Island, where Henning will conduct some of his research.
    Fertilizer may increase plant size or make your grass greener this summer, but possibly at the cost of biological diversity, according to a study co-authored by a South professor. ...
  • The College of Nursing EMPOWER Project Director, Dr. Shanda Scott, assistant professor and director of diversity, equity and inclusion was part of a a team that secured a $1.9 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to support the advancement of diversity in the nursing field.
    The grant will fund a new initiative known as the EMPOWER project advancing USA's goal of educating a more diverse nursing workforce. ...
  • Dr. Joe Gaston, assistant professor in South's department of counseling and instructional sciences, and Julie Neidhardt, a second grade science teach host the "Next in Ed" podcast.
    The Next in Ed podcast will feature conversations with teachers, administrators and policymakers about issues in education. ...
  • Representatives from the University of South Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College announced Friday an initiative that will expand access for MGCCC students to enter South's Early Acceptance Program for nursing.
    Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College nursing students can get a jump start on earning their bachelor's degree, saving both time and money. ...
  • Darcey D’Amato recently took a job as a systems engineer in the aerospace division at Boeing. Her advice to students preparing for a job search: “I tell everybody: Go to conferences. Go to career fairs. Talk to recruiters.”
    Satellite projects at South helped an engineering graduate land an internship with the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab and a position with Boeing in Seattle. #MyFirstJob ...
  • Kyle Samuel gained a great deal of sports broadcasting experience, working on Jag TV and ESPN+ productions, while a student at the University of South Alabama.
    A South graduate uses his college broadcasting experience to land a job doing graphics and editing for NASCAR coverage at Fox Sports 1. #MyFirstJob ...
  • David Furman, Director of Information Security & Risk Compliance at the University of South Alabama, was selected by a committee of Research Administrator peers, after the program received well over 100 nominations from around the globe.
    USA's David Furman was selected to Society of Research Administrators International's 'Future of the Field' recognition program. ...
  • The University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum on the main campus in the Alfred and Lucile Delchamps Archaeology Building will reopen its doors to the general public starting Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
    Alfred and Lucile Delchamps Archaeology Building will reopen its doors to the general public starting Tuesday, July 13, 2021. ...
  • Dr. Tony Waldrop with his wife Dr. Julee Waldrop at the president's house near the University of South Alabama. Waldrop stepped down as president after a seven-year tenure that marked a pivotal time in South's history.
    Increasing retention and graduation rates. An expanding healthcare footprint. The opening of Hancock Whitney Stadium. The tenure of retired President Tony Waldrop marks a pivotal time in South's history. ...
  • Merritt McCall's duties with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources include building, seeding and monitoring oyster beds in state waters. she recently earned her master's degree in marine science from the University of South Alabama.
    Marine scientist Merritt McCall turns her experience at South and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab into a fisheries job with the state of Mississippi. #MyFirstJob ...
  • Resident participate in an Eastern Shore Jubilee on Mobile Bay.
    More than a million photos chronicling life along the Gulf Coast, from commerce to chasing the elusive Eastern Shore Jubilee, have a new home in South's Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library. ...
  • Dr. John McCreadie, University of South Alabama professor of biology leads a project to produce a detailed understanding of both tick and tick-borne disease distribution in Alabama.
    South's program is awarded a $75,000 grant from the State of Alabama to study the prevalence of ticks and tick-borne diseases. ...
  • Taylor Dicker, a graduate of the University of South Alabama School of Computing, moved from an internship to fulltime employment and now works from home, which he says fits his style. At his job at TruBridge, Dicker is getting a diversity of experience.
    Taylor Dicker, who was named outstanding undergraduate in the School of Computing, begins his career as a system administrator. One of his secrets? 'I was always the one with my hand up.' #MyFirstJob ...