2022 News Archive

  • Trinity LaBorde, a freshman from Long Beach, Mississippi, considered studying music education but gravitated toward art. “Here, I wanted a new start, I wanted to meet new people, I wanted to be the person I couldn’t be in high school.”
    An art student from Long Beach, Mississippi, gets a head start on university life with the Jaguar Marching Band, a trip to the beach and starry nights on campus. #FreshmanFocus ...
  • Nealan Armstrong, who has been named a University of South Alabama Board of Trustees Scholar, is studying computer science and hopes to work in software development or cybersecurity.
    Nealan Armstrong was awarded the scholarship given each year to the most academically talented first-year student. "I did not expect any of this when I came here." ...
  • South's 2022 Homecoming festivities begin October 10 with the traditional "Junk the Jungle" and continue all week leading up to the Jags football game against Louisiana-Monroe October 15 at Hancock Whitney Stadium.
    HOCO '22 will be held on campus October 10-15 and will feature various activities leading up to the Jags football game against LA. Monroe. ...
  • The pumpkin patch sale is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Glass Art Building. Glass pumpkins will be priced at $20 and up. Purchases can be made via cash, check or credit card.
    More than 500 glass pumpkins will go on sale with funds supporting student and public opportunities within the program. ...
  • Morgan Brobston, a communication student at the University of South Alabama and manager of JagTV, gives a speech at today’s ribbon cutting ceremony for South’s newly renovated television production studio.
    Communication students at the University of South Alabama now have access to a newly renovated television production studio where they can practice everything from anchoring to operating cameras to fine tuning studio lighting. ...
  • President Jo Bonner gives his inauguration address at the Mitchell Center on Friday. “The University of South Alabama is poised and ready to become the Flagship of the Gulf Coast,” he told those gathered.
    President Jo Bonner announces a commitment to student recruitment and retention, along with new facilities, at the 'Flagship of the Gulf Coast.' ...
  • Bri Wilson, a volleyball player from Alabaster, Alabama, followed her sister's lead in wearing No. 13. I’m not superstitious, but I do like to do everything the same way.”
    Bri Wilson, a volleyball player from Alabaster, Alabama, settles in at South and makes her debut on court for the Jaguars. #FreshmanFocus ...
  • Xha’Nae Morris, a nursing sophomore from Mobile, attends a Second Year Experience event early this semester. Morris also works with first-year students for the Office of Student Academic Success. She’s a ComPAL – Composition Pal  – who offers English tutoring.
    South launches Second Year Experience, a five-year program with academic coaching and mentoring, to give returning Jaguars personalized support. ...
  • Emilie Berge in her lab at South, has received one of just 12 Zymo Research Impact Initiative grants awarded annually for scientific innovation and potential social impact. Berge received her master's degree in environmental toxicology in May will use the $4000 award to perform transcriptomic analysis of the polyaromatic hydrocarbon degrading bacteria she described in her thesis.
    Former South student and track star awarded Zymo Research Impact Initiative grant for her work in environmental toxicology. ...
  • Jo Bonner inauguration graphic
    Jo Bonner, whose career in public service includes a decade in Congress and leadership in state government, will be inaugurated on Sept. 23. The public is invited to the ceremony at the USA Mitchell Center. ...
  • Madison Bomeke works on an engineering team at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas, that offers technical support for F-35 fighter jets. Her experience while a student at the University of South Alabama included internships with Airbus in Mobile and Amazon in Reno, Nevada.
    Madison Bomeke, a mechanical engineering graduate, started her career supporting F-35 fighter planes for Lockheed Martin in Texas. #MyFirstJob ...
  • As part of her job at the National Weather Service outside Atlanta, University of South Alabama graduate Carmen Hernandez launches weather balloons into the air to measure readings including temperature, air pressure and humidity.
    Carmen Hernandez has been captivated by the weather ever since she witnessed its power during Hurricane Rita. She majored in meteorology at South and begins a career with the National Weather Service. #MyFirstJob ...
  • “Listening is an Act of Love" is this year's Common Read selection. The voluntary program for the South Alabama community, aims to improve understanding of differences and commonalities across the world while engaging in academic discourse and critical thinking.
    "Listening is an Act of Love" is meant to inspire South students, faculty, staff, and alumni to listen to one another," ...
  • First-year students got a primer on school spirit at Convocation on Monday at the University of South Alabama. Among the lessons: How to properly show your J.
    Members of the Class of 2026 cheer, sing and dance at fall Convocation to kick off the academic year. Week of Welcome and Beyond continues through the month. ...
  • Dr. Na Gong, front, is leading an artificial intelligence research team in a $6 million National Science Foundation project. Her South colleagues in the program include, left to right, Dr. Clive Woods, Dr. Hulya Kirkici, Dr. Mohamed Shaban and Dr. Jinhui Wang.
    Dr. Na Gong leads a national team working on a $6 million NSF grant to develop an integrated research infrastructure for Edge AI. ...
  • Tristen Mullins, chosen graduate student of the year for South's School of Computing in 2022, is beginning her career in cybersecurity at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
    At Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, Tristen Mullins begins a career in cybersecurity through the Scholarship for Service program. #MyFirstJob ...
  • Jim Berscheidt has been named vice president for marketing and communications at the University of South Alabama. He will begin his new role Sept. 12.
    A veteran leader in higher education with success in brand awareness, student recruitment and fundraising, Berscheidt will begin Sept. 12. ...
  • Matthew Hodanbosi, a marine sciences Ph.D. student at the University of South Alabama has been selected as one of 86 John A. Marine Policy Fellows. He will begin his fellowship in February working in Washington D.C. with government officials.
    Matthew Hodanbosi has been named one of just 86 recipients of the 2023 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. ...
  • Heather Giannini, a 2022 graduate of the University of South Alabama has been selected for one of six $20,000 Marcus L. Urann fellowships by the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Giannini plans on becoming a physician-scientist.
    Hannah Giannini is one of only six recipients nationwide to receive the prestigious $20,000 Phi Kappa Phi fellowship. ...
  • Chris Willhite, a University of South Alabama civil engineering graduate, moved to Huntsville, Alabama, to accept a job with S&ME, an engineering and construction services company.
    Chris Willhite, a civil engineering graduate from South, starts his career with an engineering company in Huntsville. #MyFirstJob ...
  • Dr. Emily Bentley, an assistant professor of nursing, will be the project director for Nursing, Recruitment and Education to Expand Access to Culturally Aligned Healthcare. Funded by a $3.6 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, the program is designed to recruit, educate, train and mentor diverse nursing students to become leaders in managing social determinants of health by providing care in several rural communities and underserved areas in Alabama and Mississippi.
    The initiative will support holistic care by healthcare providers that represent the diversity of the areas they serve. ...
  • The 80-member Class of 2026 is the largest matriculating medical school class in the history of the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine, which welcomed its charter class in 1973.
    The 80-member Class of 2026 is greeted with orientation activities ranging from informative to interactive to social. ...
  • Judge Bill Lewis has been appointed to the University of South Alabama Board of Trustees by Gov. Kay Ivey. Lewis is currently the presiding judge for the 19th Judicial Circuit, serving Autauga, Elmore and Chilton counties. He will serve the remainder of the unexpired term for the state-at-large position previously help by Judge Ken Simon.
    Lewis joins a board that recently elected new leadership, including Arlene Mitchell, the first woman to serve as a chair pro tempore ...
  • The University of South Alabama launched SOAR, short for Strengthening Opportunities for Achievement and Resilience, at the MacQueen Alumni Center July 27, 2022. South is collaborating with the Mobile Public Schools and Mobile Police Department on this 5-year intervention study. Causey, Hankins, Pillans and Washington middle schools are taking part and at the launch, the principals of each middle school chose a balloon that revealed which year their school would receive the intervention.
    University researchers will collaborate with the Mobile Police Department and Mobile County Public Schools on a five-year, $3.5 million project focused on reducing death, injury and incarceration. ...
  • Jensen Graddick is a senior human resources specialist for the City of Daphne. She began an internship with the city while a junior in the Mitchell College of Business, then accepted a job even before she graduated. “It all fell into place,” she said.
    Mitchell College of Business graduate Jensen Graddick turns an internship in human resources into a full-time job and then a new title in short order. #MyFirstJob ...