At the University of South Alabama, we look at the world and see something we have the power to change, affect and shape. We discover our passions and push others to pursue theirs. We generate ideas that propel our region and our world forward. We find solutions to the problems that matter most. And together we leave a lasting impact on the world around us.

We are the heart and soul of the place we call South— a whole that is greater because of the sum of its parts. We are South.

RAED ALSULAMI AND SEAN HIMALSTEIN

As the first graduates of USA’s program in hospitality

and tourism management, Alsulami and Himalstein

are ready for the world. Read More »

EMILY JERKINS

As the City of Mobile continues to grow, Emily Jerkins

plays a key role in making the case for businesses

that want to relocate to the area. Read More »

ALEX COLEY

Junior Alex Coley is collaborating on research

that crosses disciplines, and fulfilling his dream

of finding a cure for cancer. Read More »

BEN SHAMBACK

Vibrant color and complexity are hallmarks

of Ben Shamback’s still-life paintings, and a big part of

how he inspires his students. Read More »

ALICIA DUKE

Many young people become aware

of suffering in the world — and in their own backyards.

Alicia Duke is doing something about it. Read More »

ERIC WILLIAMS

As the first male nurse to be president of the

National Black Nurses Association, Eric Williams ’91

strives to be the best leader he can be. Read More »

ANDRE GREEN

From his formative years in chemistry,

Dr. André Green has concocted a solution

to expand math and science education. Read More »

CASSIDY DANGLER

She plays many characters on

stage, but Cassidy Dangler’s passion

for acting is very real. Read More »

AJAY AND SEEMA SINGH

Drs. Ajay and Seema Singh are

newly minted American citizens who are making

the world a healthier place. Read More »

TARA POTTS

Preserving cultures and history threatened

by disasters, alumna Tara Potts creates

brighter futures for communities. Read More »

CARLOS MONTALVO

Dr. Carlos Montalvo is spurring

a new engineering initiative that’s helping

build the aircraft of the future. Read More »

MELODY TUCKER

Awards are nice, but

Dr. Melody Tucker says the joy of

teaching is the real reward. Read More »

KAITLYN BEANS

Kaitlyn Beans has

never been afraid to leap

into something new. Read More »

MAIRE NAKADA

She’s among the world’s best in

competitive Irish dancing, but Maire Nakada

wants to champion an even bigger cause. Read More »

STEVE TROUT

Understanding how we process

war and conflict is at the heart of

Dr. Steve Trout’s unique collaboration. Read More »

KIM THOMPSON-YATES

Kim Thompson-Yates does

everything she can to help sick children.

Even shaving her head. Read More »

PAUL CARSTEN

Learning that automobiles are

vulnerable to cyber attack set a whole new

future in motion for Paul Carsten. Read More »

MEGAN MCDOWELL

As a writer, Megan McDowell is

aiming high. She’s already climbed Japan’s

Mount Hakodate to research her roots. Read More »

If you are one of us, we want to hear your story. Share your South Story.