February 2014 Issue
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Welcome NEW Lifetime Members Joining 
December 2013!

Ms. Christine Albert

Mr. William S. Ashbee

Mr. Michael A. Augustine

Mr. Donald G. Beebe

Mrs. Julie V. Beebe

Mr. Cameron A. Bryars

Ms. Patricia S. Dumas

Dr. David Duval

Mrs. Bonnie S. Duval

Ms. Dianne W. Ewing

Ms. Brittany A. Guidry

Mrs. Melissa D. Harrison

Mrs. Stephanie L. Johnson

Ms. Alyson A. Lawson

Mr. Noah D. Lee

Mrs. Lauren L. Murdock

Mr. David M. Maddox

Ms. Leslie F. Maddox

Ms. Christine C. Barton

Mr. Jeff L. McAllister

Ms. Eliese C. McAllister

Mrs. Aimee Rivera Meyers

Mr. Lloyd N. Meyers, III

Ms. Gwendolyn J. Harris

Ms. Cynthia D. Ratkey

Mr. Robert S. Ward

Mr. Marquis L. Westry

Jag Run

Sips for Scholarships rescheduled for Tuesday, February 11! Join the USA National Alumni Association Port City Chapter at Legacy Bar and Grill to enjoy a variety or red and white wines, beer, soft drinks, heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts, live music and good conversation. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door.  Purchase your ticket today!

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. 

New Member Benefit!

Department of Dramatic Arts - University of South Alabama agrees to a member discount whereby current, card producing members of the USANAA may receive the following discounts for the USA Theater: Show Ticket $12;  Musical Show Ticket $14; and Season Ticket $40 With Alumni Membership Card.

Baldwin County Campus

New programs and courses are available at the Baldwin County Campus. Click here for full story and details!


Shane Reynolds, ceramic artist, will featured at BC February Art Walk! Click the link for more information.

Presidential Candidate Finalist Named
The University of South Alabama Board of Trustees have announced a finalist being considered to serve as USA's next president. The finalist for the position has emerged from the search process involving a special board-appointed search committee of faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters of the University. More than 130 nominees and applicants from across the nation have been identified during the search. The finalist is Dr. Tony G. Waldrop, Provost and Executive Vice President, University of Central Florida, (photo and vita). The candidate is on campus for a visit with leaders of University constituent groups. An open public forum was hosted on January 31. A video of the forum is available by clicking this link Information about the search process and finalist is available from the USA Presidential Search page and the USA home pageUSA's next president will succeed the late Gordon Moulton, who retired July 1, 2013 after 15 years as president. Dr. John W. Smith has served as acting president.
Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala

In its tenth year, the

2013 Recipients

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


This 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.
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.
For more information visit:
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 form. The 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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