March 2014 Issue
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Welcome NEW Lifetime Members Joining 
February 2014!

 

Ms. Stephanie D. Busby

Mr. Stephen C. Davis

Mr. Stephen A. Jones

Mr. Randall J. King

Ms. Brittany L. Miller

Mr. David A. Morehead

Ms. Teresa L. Sanderson

Dr. Tony G. Waldrop

Dr. Julee Waldrop

Mr. Joel D. Wiik

Upcoming Events

Distinguished Alumni Awards Program

Friday March 7, 2014 

6:00 PM 

USA Mitchell Center

 

USA Port City Chapter Takeover Tuesday

Tuesday March 11, 2014

5:00 PM 

 

Social at Stanky USA vs. University of Arkansas

Friday March 28, 2014 

6:00 PM 

 

USA Port City Chapter @ College of Medicine Gumbo/Chili Showdown

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Ladd-Peebles Stadium

 

Southerners' Oozeball Tournament

Saturday, April 12, 2014

USA Campus

 

JaguarsCare National Day of Service

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Nationwide

 

Baldwin County Spring Fling

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

5:00 PM

Join the NAA!
Not only does your membership help support future generations of Jaguars, you can start enjoying the perks of membership right away! Annual memberships start as low as $35/year. Graduated within the last year? Memberships as low as $10 for your first year as a new graduate! Visit the National Alumni Association website for further information and the full list of membership benefits and discounts! Click here to join the National Alumni Association 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. 

Featured Member Benefit!

While accidents can be overwhelming, the claims process shouldn't be. Liberty Mutual's Claims App makes the process simple. For more information, please visit the Liberty Mutual USA Alumni website. Mobile area residents please contact Ginger Copeland at 251.645.5784 ext. 57648 or visit the Mobile area website.

Dr. Tony G. Waldrop Named University of South Alabama President

Dr. Tony G. Waldrop has been named president of the University of South Alabama following a vote by the University's board of trustees. Click here for videoAn accomplished researcher, teacher and administrator in higher education for more than 30 years, Waldrop was selected from an initial field of more than 130 candidates from across the country. He will start at South Alabama in April. Waldrop succeeds the late Gordon Moulton, who retired July 1, 2013 after 15 years as president. Dr. John W. Smith has served as acting president. Waldrop has served since 2010 as provost and executive vice president at the University of Central Florida, with previous stints as vice chancellor for research and economic development at the University of North Carolina and vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois. Waldrop has a bachelor's degree in political science, a master's in physical education and a Ph.D. in physiology, all from the University of North Carolina. "The University of South Alabama delivers a quality education for students, serves the health needs of the central Gulf Coast and is an economic driver for Mobile and the surrounding regions. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join USA at this exciting juncture," said Waldrop. "The people of the University are unified in their energy and dedication to providing an outstanding, affordable education. I am proud to become part of the team."  "In Tony Waldrop, we believe we have found the absolute best person to lead the University of South Alabama as we begin our next 50 years," said Dr. Steve Furr, chairman of the USA Board of Trustees and vice-chair of USA's Presidential Search Committee. "His leadership at some of the nation's most prestigious, fastest-growing universities makes him eminently qualified to lead USA through the next exciting and dynamic chapter of our history." Click here for full press release.

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

 

A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THIS YEAR'S EVENT set to take place this Friday, March 7, 2014. If you are interested in tickets, please contact Karen Edwards at kedwards@southalabama.edu or 251.460.7092.

JaguarsCare- How will YOU make a difference?
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 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.

Scholarships  
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.
2014 USA Football Schedule Released!

Sept. 6 at Kent State

Sept. 13 Mississippi State

Sept. 20 Georgia Southern* 

Sept. 27 at Idaho*

Oct. 4 at Appalachian State*

Oct. 18 Georgia State* 

Oct. 25 Troy*

Nov. 1 at Louisiana-Lafayette* 

Nov. 8 at Arkansas State*

Nov. 15 Texas State* 

Nov. 22 at South Carolina

Nov. 28 Navy

* denotes Sun Belt Conference game 

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