November 2013 Issue
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Member Appreciation Night

Tuesday November 5, 6-8 PM  

Mitchell Center, Suite E13


St. Louis Alumni Event

Saturday November 9 2-4 PM 

Trailhead Brewing Company


USA Port City Chapter 

Takeover Tuesday

Tuesday November 12, 5 PM

Location TBA


Runnin' With the Jags: Annapolis Pep Rally, Hosted by the Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter

Friday November 15
5:30-6:30PM EST

Crush Kitchen & Wine House


SOLD OUT: Runnin' With the Jags: Navy Tailgate

Saturday November 16

12:30-2:30 PM EST

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium


Runnin' With the Jags: Atlanta Pep Rally, Hosted by the Atlanta Alumni Chapter

Friday, November 29
5:30-6:30 PM EST
Latitudes Bistro and Lounge

(Omni CNN Center)  


Runnin' With the Jags: 

Atlanta Tailgate
Saturday, November 30
11:00 AM-12:30 PM EST
STATS - Fight Room   

Welcome NEW Lifetime Members Joining 
October 2013!

Mr. Stanley Barlow

Mr. John M. Bell, II

Mrs. Keri L. Buck

Ms. Debra L. Chapman

Mr. Mark E. Crawford, II

Ms. Ashley L. Gintner

Ms. Sarah E. Decker

Mrs. Coralie S. Ellard

Mr. Gregory M. Friedlander

Ms. Sarah G. Brewer

Mr. Willie F. Hart

Ms. Cherell D. Holladay

Mr. John M. Hughes

Mrs. Mellanie P. Johnson

Mr. Barney V. Kilgore

Mr. Michael T. Odair

Ms. Catherine S. Quackenbush

Mr. Joel M. Richards

Ms. Ashley H. Robinson

Mr. Frederick L. Rudolph

Mr. Daniel J. Scillia

Ms. Melissa N. Sheffield

Mr. Charles D. Smith

Ms. Tara L. Smith

Mr. Steven W. Stokes

Ms. Hilary M. Wagner

Mr. William G. West, Jr.

Mrs. Leslie L. Young

Celebrate Hope

The University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI) announces that the fifth Annual Celebrate Hope fundraiser will be held on Thursday, November 21. The event, presented by CNC - Catastrophe & National Claims (CNC), will be held at MCI in midtown Mobile, Alabama. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. and cocktail attire is required. Tickets are $175 each, and may be purchased via this link.
Featured Benefit

Click Here to Show Your Support for University of South Alabama National Alumni Association! Put everyday purchases to work. Groceries, gas, eating out? Swipe your VisaŽ card, and University of South Alabama National Alumni Association gets a portion of each dollar you spend.
NEW Jag Tag



The USA National Alumni Association is proud to present our newly designed

South Alabama collegiate license plate! Proceeds from the sale of South Alabama license plates in Alabama support the JagTags for Scholarships program, which includes USA National Alumni Association Freshman Scholarships and Children of Alumni Scholarships.  When you renew, please consider a Jag Tag! For more information, please visit the Alabama Motor Vehicle Website via this link. 

Dr. Franks

In our region, longer pollen seasons mean that people suffer symptoms more months out of the year than in other parts of the country. Follow this link to learn from USA allergist Dr. Druhan Howell about the most common allergens and steps you can take to avoid them. To make an appointment with any USA Physicians Group provider, call 434-3711.

Campus Recreation

Join Campus Recreation and Outdoor Adventures for a Hot Air Balloon Ride on Saturday, November 9. We will "fly like an eagle" 1500 feet above the ground and enjoy breathtaking sights of the Eastern Shore of the Bay.  No work involved; just relax and enjoy the majestic views. For details regarding this trip and a full list of other campus recreation opportunities, please click here.

Basketball Season Tips Off with New Coaches!
Matthew Graves was named head men's basketball coach at USA in March. "He has a vision and a plan to build a program based upon proven successful principles and clear expectations," said USA Director of Athletics Dr. Joel Erdmann. "He is a relentless recruiter, a student of the game, a savvy and skilled coach, a teacher who improves individual and skilled performance, and a man with integrity and impressive interpersonal skills. Previously, Graves spent ten seasons as an assistant on the staff at Butler University, where he helped the Bulldogs advance to back-to-back NCAA Tournament championship games. "We're going to have a team that not only the people at South Alabama will appreciate and be proud to be a part of, but the entire community," Graves observed. "I think everyone will embrace the program not only because of how hard the kids work and play, but how they act both on and off the court." 
Men's Basketball Schedule

USA also welcomed Terry Fowler as the women's basketball head coach in April.  Fowler comes to USA after spending the last seven seasons at the helm at the University of North Alabama, where he guided the Lions to the NCAA Tournament in both 2011 and 2013, winning 20-plus games in each of those years. "We're very excited about the hiring of Coach Fowler to direct our women's basketball program," Dr. Erdmann said. "what he brings to the program is a history of success as a head coach, managing and growing a program to a level of sustained success as well as academic excellence and community outreach. We think he is a great fit for our university and our community, and is the right man to lead our program into the future." In his previous 13 seasons as head coach, Fowler holds a career coaching record of 206-177 (53.8 percent).
Women's Basketball Schedule

Jaguar Junction - November 2 & 23
Don't miss out on the fun! Join the National Alumni Association at Jaguar Juntion on November 2 @ 4:30 pm prior to the Arkansas State football game. Enjoy food, compliments of Mugshots! Ginger Copeland from Liberty Mutual Insurance will also be there supporting the University of South Alabama with a Spin for Scholarship wheel.  Stop by the table in Jaguar Junction and give the wheel a spin-up to a total of $1,500 may be donated for all the spins on game day. Giving back to your school has never been so fun, quick, and free!

On November 23 join us prior to the Louisiana-Monroe football game @ 4pm and enjoy catering by Panera.

National Alumni Association Events

Homecoming 2013-Joey Jones Luncheon

Homecoming 2013-College Reunion Party

Homecoming 2013 - Alumni Wall of Honor Dedication

Homecoming 2013 Parade with
Grand Marshal Mike Odair '04, Executive Producer, Duck Dynasty

Homecoming 2013 - Alumni Lawn Party

Homecoming 2013-Jaguar Junction

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event photos, visit our  Flickr site!
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