MacQueen Alumni Center
South opens its new home on campus
For the first time since its founding in 1963, the University of South Alabama has a permanent home for its more than 87,000 alumni. Located in the center of campus, across from Moulton Tower and Alumni Plaza, the 15,000-square-foot facility houses the Chief Calvin W. McGhee Grand Ballroom, McKinney Family Greek Plaza, USA Foundation Lobby, Gordon and Geri Moulton Board Room and administrative offices.
On January 24, the USA National Alumni Association board of directors, USA President Dr. Tony Waldrop, faculty, staff and friends officially opened the MacQueen Alumni Center.
The McKinney Family Greek Plaza, in honor of Sigma Chi fraternity and the Greek system at South Alabama, welcomes visitors to the MacQueen Alumni Center and offers a unique outdoor seating area for alumni, students and friends.
Adjacent to Greek Plaza is the Hearin-Chandler Foundation Terrace, featuring an outdoor fireplace and comfortable seating.
The University of South Alabama Foundation Lobby greets alumni with a large, open seating area and cozy fireplace—an ideal setting for receptions, small events and game-day activities.
The focal point of the MacQueen Alumni Center is the Grand Ballroom. The state-of-the-art event space is named in honor of Chief Calvin W. McGhee, who served as the head of the council for the Creek Nation East of the Mississippi, the precursor to today’s Poarch Creek Indians, from 1950 until his death in 1970.
“Now we have a true home for all of our alumni to visit, to bring their children and grandchildren, and to continue South’s legacy for future generations.”
—Patrick Dungan ’06, President,
USA National Alumni Association
The Moulton Board Room is named for former USA President Gordon Moulton and his wife, Geri. This large meeting room includes a 28-seat table and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. Adjacent to the Moulton Board Room is the Holle Briskman Terrace.
The six-person Office of Alumni Relations staff is housed in the MacQueen Alumni Center. There are additional administrative spaces for student workers and the Southerners, USA’s student ambassadors.
Dedicated to USA’s outstanding alumni, students and friends, Inspiration Gallery features unique recognition plaques honoring 1974 Society members and donors, Distinguished Alumni and Service Award recipients, Lifetime Alumni Association members and the Southerners.
The Whitmore Family Deck, framed by a majestic oak tree, creates a stunning backdrop for alumni events and gatherings.