January 2013 Issue
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Welcome NEW Lifetime Members Joining 
December 2013!

Ms. Elizabeth F. Brooks

Ms. Sarah C. Flynn

Ms. Linda M. Farley

Mr. Robert P. Hammon

Ms. Mary F. Neidrick

Mr. Jeffery L. Holmes

Ms. Kristin M. Houk

Ms. Amber R. James

Ms. Andrea M. Pace

Mr. Elliott G. Pennington

Mr. Russell H. Porter

Ms. Mallory A. Tapley

Ms. Olivia L. Turner

Ms. Amy F. Walsh

Jag Run

Join students, faculty, alumni, as well as many others on January 25th, 2014 for the 7th annual 5K JagRun and Fun Run sponsored by the Student Alumni Association, Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT). Be sure to pre-register via this link to guarantee a t-shirt no later than January 10th.

Get Your 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 Jag Tags 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. 

Join the Campus Rec Center TODAY!

NAA Members* have the option to join the Campus Recreation Center for just $25 for lifetime members or $35  for annual members. (*Available to USA graduates only.) Fitness classes are also available to all members free of charge. Click here for a full list of classes. 

Jag Gals Event

Meet Men's Basketball Coach Matthew Graves and Women's Basketball Coach Terry Fowler at the Jag-Gals' Annual Social.

When: Tuesday, January 21st

Where: Tacky Jacks on the Causeway Time: Doors Open at 5:30pm with program starting at 6:00pm TICKETS While seating is available for $20 contact USA Office of Athletic Development at 251-461-1366.

Distinguished Alumni & Service Awards Gala
2013 Recipients

In its tenth year, the

Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards Gala is the largest, most prestigious event held on USA's campus.  The Class of 2014 is exceptionally qualified and will be a welcome addition to our elite group of talented, accomplished and dedicated individuals. The 2014 inductees are as follows:


Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients                              

Ms. Laura Cayouette, MA '88

Dr. Steven Furr, BS '76, MD '81    

Mr. Julian Bruce MacQueen, BA '73 

Dr. David Marshall Porterfield, BS '93  


Distinguished Service Award Recipients 

Mr. Robert A. "Bobby" BS '71 and Mrs. Gerry BA'73/BS'88 Marks

Dr. Charles and Mrs. Mary Rodning


To view a full list and bio of each recipient, please click hereThis year's gala will take place on Friday, March 7, 2014. If you are interested in ticket/table purchases or becoming a corporate sponsor of the event, please contact Karen Edwards at kedwards@southalabama.edu or 251.460.7092.

Alumni Board Nominations and Scholarships 
National Alumni Association Board Nominations
The Association's 21-member board of directors is composed of dedicated alumni who establish policies and set goals to encourage the more than 67,000 South Alabama graduates to support the Association and participate in its activities. We welcome your input and encourage you to nominate individuals who you feel have leadership qualities. Terms on our board begin in September, 2014. The members and executive committee will be elected by the Association at the September, 2014 Annual Meeting. Before submitting your nomination, please discuss the position with the nominee. The deadline for receipt of nominations is Thursday, May 1, 2014. Click here to review the nomination form.

Alumni dues and proceeds from various fund raisers, chapter events and the alumni Jag Tag program help fund the alumni scholarship program . For a complete list of scholarships available, details and applications, please click here. All scholarship applications must be submitted on or before March 24, 2014.
Sips for Scholarships - January 28

Join the USA National Alumni Association Port City Chapter at Legacy Bar and Grill to enjoy a variety of red & white wines, beer, soft drinks, heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts, live music and good conversation with fellow supporters of Jaguar Nation. We are honored to feature local artist Brad Robertson at this year's event.

Sips for Scholarships sells out every year!  
Purchase tickets now by clicking the REGISTER NOW link.  
Tickets are $35 now, and $45 after January 9th.
The JaguarsCare National Day of Service movement brings together hundreds of alumni volunteers to make an impact in their own local communities - all in the name of the University of South Alabama, all on one day, April 26, 2014. Throughout the nation, USA Alumni are making a difference every day. While one day of service cannot meet every need in every community, bringing all South alumni together to make a difference at one time can have a substantial impact on both the individuals involved in this shared experience and the greater community. Projects will be alumni-led and reflect the diversity of alumni interests and passions. We encourage alumni chapters and groups to rally together for larger projects and individuals to participate in smaller communities and report their individual projects. Some projects will be big, some will be small, and together...their impact will be great.
To register an alumni group, click here
to register an individual project, click here.
Alumni Wine Now Available for Purchase Online!

The National Alumni Association is pleased to announce that USA Alumni Wine is now available for purchase online. Please be aware of wine shipping laws in the United States before making your purchase. To purchase online in Alabama, you will need to complete and file this authorization formThe USA Alumni Wine selection includes the Reserve Red, Reserve White, Reserve Brut and a non-alcoholic sparkling option. You may purchase the wine online via this link. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of USA Jaguar wine supports the Alumni Association. Alumni wine is also available locally in Mobile, AL at Rainbow Package Store (5598 Old Shell Road, 36608) or Hillcrest Package Store (1222 Hillcrest Road, Suite E, 36695).

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