Recruitment Team

At the University of South Alabama, we believe in the importance of providing personal attention to each individual within the context of the university admissions process. Our admissions counselors will be available and accessible to you throughout the college search and application process.

(251) 460-7834
(800) USA-JAGS
recruitment@southalabama.edu

Meet Our Team

Our recruiters are here to answer all your questions. Contact them via text, email or phone, or click on the link to schedule a virtual one-on-one meeting.

Main Campus (Local Recruiters)

Raven Dedeaux

Raven Dedeaux
Admissions Officer

Call or text: (251) 220-6081
Office: (251) 460-7834
rjdedeaux@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Raven

Territory: States: Mississippi and Louisiana

 

Adrienne Gannon
Adrienne Gannon

Interim Director
New Student Recruitment

Call or text: (251) 460-1040
Office: (251) 460-7719
agannon@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Adrienne

Territory: Local schools: Bayside Academy, McGill-Toolen Catholic High School, St. Luke’s Episcopal High School, St. Michael’s Catholic High School, and St. Paul’s Episcopal High School.

States: Tennessee.

 

Trey Ruffin Johnson

Trey Ruffin Johnson
Admissions Officer

Office: (251) 460-7971
treyjohnson@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Trey

Territory: Local school: Al Amon Academy, Alabama School of Math and Science, UMS-Wright Preparatory School, MGM, Citronelle, Satsuma, Saraland, Alma Bryant, Chickasaw, Theodore, and Baldwin County Schools

Alabama counties: Bibb, Choctaw, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

Special populations: Homeschool and Military

 

Adam Lindsey
Adam Lindsey

Student Recruitment Counselor

Call or text: (251) 220-8991
Office: (251) 461-1913
adamlindsey@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Adam

Territory: Alabama counties: Barbour, Butler, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Dale, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Monroe, Pike, Washington, and Wilcox.

 

Jag Head
Brennen Mallet

Associate Director, Enrollment Services

Office: (251) 460-7546
bmallet@southalabama.edu

Territory- Local schools: Cottage Hill Christian Academy, Mobile Christian Academy, and Faith Academy

 

Amanda Owens
Amanda Owens

Assistant Director

Office: (251) 460-7834
aowens@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Amanda

Territory- Most transfer students both locally and nationally.

Local schools: Baker High School, B.C. Rain High School, Blount High School, Leflore High School, Murphy High School, Vigor High School, and Williamson High School

Community Colleges: Bishop State, Coastal Alabama Community College, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and Pensacola State Community College.

 

Jaghead
Coleman Wolf

Associate Director,Communication Center

Office: (251) 460-6494
colemanwolf@southalabama.edu

Territory- Alabama counties: Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Lawrence, Winston, Limestone, Morgan, Madison, Cullman, Marshall, Blount, Jackson, and De Kalb.

Regional Recruiters

Caitlin Gibson

Caitlin Gibson
Regional Recruitment Counselor

Call or text: (251) 220-6812
Office: (251) 533-8877
cgibson@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Caitlin Gibson.

Territory: Based in Atlanta, Georgia.

States: Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina

Alabama counties: Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, and Randolph

 

Jen Henderson
Jennifer Henderson

Regional Recruitment Counselor

Call or text: (251) 220-3033
Office: (251) 378-1439
jenhenderson@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Jennifer

Territory:Based in Jacksonville, Florida.

States: Florida excluding Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties; Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Alabama counties: Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker

 

Mike Hryndza
Mike Hryndza

Assistant Director, Out-of-State Regional Student Recruitment

Call or text: (251) 220-6054
Office: (251) 533-5887
mhryndza@southalabama.edu

Schedule a meeting with Mike

Territory: Based in Chicago, Illinois

States: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

 

Ryan Missanelli
Ryan Missanelli

Regional Recruitment Counselor

Call or text: (251) 220-6812
missanelli@southalabama.edu

Territory: Alabama Counties: Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Talladega.

 

 *If you do not see your school, county or state listed, please contact the Office of New Student Recruitment.

You're admitted! What's next?

You have been admitted to USA! To make your transition to college a smooth one, we have created a checklist to help you stay on task and be organized.

▼   Freshman Admitted Student Checklist

Top Priority

  • Activate your JagNet Student Account at southalabama.edu/services/jagnet.
  • Login to your JagMail and PAWS (Personal Access Web System) accounts at southalabama.edu/logins.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for financial aid at fafsa.gov (FAFSA opens up October 1st). Visit the USA One Stop Financial Resources page at southalabama.edu/onestop/financialresources.
  •  Log in to JagSPOT to:
    • Search and apply for additional USA scholarships in JagSPOT.
    • Complete your special programs application in JagSPOT, if you meet the requirements and desire consideration.
  • All freshmen USA students are required to live on campus unless they commute from home. Students complete the housing application to live on campus or the housing exemption form to commute. Both are available in the USAHousing portal. More Information: southalabama.edu/departments/housing/residencypolicy.html.
  • Register for Southbound, your New Student Orientation, and pay the fee in your admissions portal. Visit southalabama.edu/orientation for more information.
    • Summer and Fall orientation registration opens in January.
    • Spring orientation registration opens in November.
  • Apply for USA Housing at southalabama.edu/housing and pay deposit.
  • Register for Southbound, your New Student Orientation, and pay the fee in your admissions portal. Visit southalabama.edu/orientation for more information.
    • Summer and Fall orientation registration opens in January.
    • Spring orientation registration opens in November.
  • Submit immunization information and records through the Student Health Web Portal at https://www.southalabama.edu/departments/studenthealth/immunization.html. Please contact the Student Health Center at 251-460-7151, if you need assistance.
  • Request final official transcript(s) be submitted to South, if you have not yet done so. If applicable, also submit official test scores (i.e. ACT/SAT, IB/AP).
  • Meet with your academic advisor to register for courses in PAWS. Your advisor will contact you for an appointment after you register for orientation. Some students may be required to take a placement test.
  • Attend your scheduled orientation.
  • After semester billing posts to your student account, pay tuition or set up a payment plan via PAWS. See southalabama.edu/onestop/financialresources for more information.
  • Order your textbooks and other materials for classes as required.

Priority

Strongly Encouraged

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▼   Transfer Admitted Student Checklist

Top Priority

  • Activate your JagNet Student Account at southalabama.edu/services/jagnet.
  • Login to your JagMail and PAWS (Personal Access Web System) accounts at southalabama.edu/logins.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for financial aid at fafsa.gov (FAFSA opens up October 1st). Visit the USA One Stop Financial Resources page at southalabama.edu/onestop/financialresources.
  •  Log in to JagSPOT at southalabama.edu/scholarships to:
    • Search and apply for additional USA scholarships in JagSPOT.
    • Complete your special programs application in JagSPOT, if you meet the requirements and desire consideration.
  • Transfer students who wish to live on campus can complete a housing application at the USA housing portal. See southalabama.edu/departments/housing for more details.
  • Register for Southbound, your New Student Orientation, and pay the fee in your admissions portal. Visit southalabama.edu/orientation for more information.
    • Summer and Fall orientation registration opens in January.
    • Spring orientation  registration opens in November
  • Submit immunization information and records through the Student Health Web Portal at southalabama.edu/departments/studenthealth/immunization.html.
    Please contact the Student Health Center at (251) 460-7151, if you need assistance.
  • Request final official transcript(s) be submitted to South if you have not yet done so.
  • Meet with your academic advisor to register for courses in PAWS. Your advisor will contact you for an appointment after you register for orientation. Some students may be required to take a placement test.
  • Attend your scheduled orientation.
  • After semester billing posts to your student account, pay tuition or set up a payment plan via PAWS. See southalabama.edu/onestop/financialresources.html for more information.
  • Order your textbooks 

Priority

Strongly Encouraged

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