Jaguar Medallion Society Inaugural Class of 2022

Jaguar Senior Medallion Society Honorees

Jaguar Senior Medallion Society Award:

The Jaguar Senior Medallion Society Induction Ceremony is held annually to recognize graduating seniors who have demonstrated excellence through achievement in scholarship and engagement in activities at the University of South Alabama. Through their academic achievement and involvement within the university community, they have demonstrated outstanding student leadership and jaguar pride. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the accomplishments of student leaders and to inspire other students to achieve greatness.   


This event brings the university community members together to recognize student leaders for their achievements and contributions to the university community. This is an open event which students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. Jaguar Senior Medallion Society inductees may be representative of several categories including academics, student engagement, citizenship, first generation, and athletics. In addition to the aforementioned categories, there are three special awards presented that will include a $500 monetary gift. The special awards will include the following: 

  • Disability and Accessibility Champion Award – Are awarded to an individual who has worked to change the perceptions of disability and accessibility. 
  • Excellence in Diversity Award – Are awarded to an inductee who has demonstrated a commitment to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion at the university. 
  • Overcomer Award – Awarded to an inductee who has encountered significant obstacles and challenges, but has persevered and overcome all of the adversity to successfully complete their academic program. 

Nominating Process:

Each spring, the University community can nominate students who meet the established criteria by completing an application based upon the specific award category. Students who graduate in May of each year and December of the previous year are eligible to be nominated for an award. The nominating process is facilitated electronically. Nominations should include the following information:

  • Nominee’s name
  • Nominee’s phone number
  • Description of why the student deserves to be recognized
  • Name of person completing the form
  • Phone number of person completing the form

The selection committee meets to review the submitted nomination forms and to determine the winners. The committee determines the senior medallion society inductees based upon the quality of nominations as well as additional established criteria. The committee is responsible for notifying the inductees and inviting them to the ceremony.

There will be a Hall of Fame Display.

Jaguar Senior Medallion Award:

Recognizing the Inaugural Jaguar Senior Medallion Society Honorees

Click on Jaguar Senior Medallion Society News to see the complete news release.

William Bailey Jr.



William Bailey Jr., an anthropology major with a minor in Native American Studies, is from Atmore, Ala. 


Sierra Knight



Sierra Knight is majoring in biology and foreign languages (Spanish). She is from Seguin, Texas.

Caleb Lambert



Caleb Lambert is a USA marketing major from Oxford, Alabama.


Ginger Llivina



Ginger Llivina is a USA visual arts major from Birmingham, Ala.


Catherine Lyons



Catherine Lyons is majoring in biomedical sciences and modern and classical languages and literature from Mobile, Ala.

Abbey Montgomery



Abbey Montgomery is a USA international studies major from Ocean Springs, Miss. 

Melanie Myrick



Melanie Myrick is a USA biology major from Dothan, Ala.


Kartik Patel



Kartik Patel is a USA biomedical sciences major from Hoover, Ala.

Keira Ross



Keira Ross is a USA chemical engineering major from Jacksonville, Ala.

Grace Sekaya



Grace Sekaya is a  USA international studies major from Gadsden, Ala.

Grant Skinner



Grant Skinner is a USA broadcast meteorology major from Smyrna, Ga. 


KenAndre Smiley



KenAndre Smiley is a USA strategic communication major from Atlanta, Ga.

Jordan West



Jordan West is a USA broadcast meteorology major from Mobile, Ala.


The following inductees in this year’s class will each receive a $500 award in recognition of their specific service and or challenges:

Disability and Accessibility Champion Award Recipient

Rohan Badve
Rohan Badve, is a USA modern & classical languages & literature major, from Mobile, Ala.

Excellence in Diversity Award Recipient

Kennedy Reese



Kennedy Reese, is a USA secondary education major from Madison, Ala 

Overcomer Award Recipients

Tiffany Howard



Tiffany Howard, is a USA criminal justice major from Selma, Ala.

Kevin Culpepper



Kevin Culpepper, is a USA biology major from Jackson, Ala.