2022 News Archive

  • 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 ...
  • Future of the Field in Research
    Dr. Matthew Reichert and Heather Wainwright earn global honors by the Society of Research Administrators International. ...
  • University of South Alabama faculty and staff from Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions, the department of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Alabama Head Injury Foundation pose with eleven survivors and caregivers at the 2022 Bright Ideas Traumatic Brain Injury Camp. South students and faculty served on a multidisciplinary team to help survivors with counseling, speech-language pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, cooking/nutrition sessions and assessments during a three-day camp.
    USA faculty and students collaborated with the Alabama Head Injury Foundation to host Bright Ideas Traumatic Brain Injury Camp. ...
  • A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 14, 2022 carrying the JagSat-1 satellite. NASA photo.
    South engineering students and faculty cheer the Florida launch of a SpaceX rocket carrying their JagSat-1 satellite that will transmit data back to Shelby Hall. “We’re in orbit!” ...
  • The Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions will feature two new degreed programs beginning in the fall 2022 semester. Radiologic Sciences begins an online-only program for radiologic technicians who hold an associate degree to earn a bachelor's degree. The Department of Biomedical Sciences is starting a new master’s degree program for students who are particularly interested in research.
    Two new programs in the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions will expand both academic and professional opportunities. ...
  • Professor of marine sciences Dr. John Lehrter, on a vessel off the Alabama coast in 2021, is leading a study to arrive at a baseline for water quality along the Alabama Gulf Coast. “At a really fundamental level, this project is about going out, very frequently, and trying to get the pulse of state water quality. Where are the places we have to worry about, and what are the places that have good quality?”
    Dr. John Lehrter and the University of South Alabama School of Marine and Environmental Sciences will lead the three-year study of water and sediment quality along Alabama' s Gulf Coast. ...
  • Micah Mermilliod took this self portrait from on top the Alabama Contemporary Art Center, where he took a job as an assistant curator.
    Micah Mermilliod moves from solo shows to collaborative work as an assistant curator for the Alabama Contemporary Art Center. #MyFirstJob ...
  • Captain Brett Falterman of Fish Research Support displays a conventionally-tagged greater amberjack before releasing the fish off the coast of Louisiana. Photo insert: Each of the small, colorful conventional tags will display a unique five-digit number and a telephone number to call to claim a $250 reward. (Photos courtesy of Dr. Michael Dance, Louisiana State University and Dr. Marcus Drymon, Mississippi State University.)
    USA professor is leading a federally funded project that could have significant implications for commercial and recreational fishing. ...
  • Mi’Asia Barclay, who graduated from the University of South Alabama with degrees in kinesiology and health promotion, took a job at the Moorehouse School of Medicine, where her office on the 15th floor overlooks downtown Atlanta. “Being in a place where I can connect people with resources, where people can better themselves, it makes me feel like I’m doing something,” she said.
    Mi'Asia Barclay, who earned bachelor's and master's degrees at South, begins her health administration career in Atlanta at the Morehouse School of Medicine. #MyFirstJob ...
  • Jay Copeland started work at Vulcan Performance Rehabilitation and Recovery after graduating from the University of South Alabama.
    Dislocating his elbow during a high school baseball game leads Jay Copeland to physical therapy training at South and a job in Birmingham. #MyFirstJob ...
  • The University of South Alabama and the City of Mobile will collaborate in educating and commemorating the Juneteenth celebration. Dr. Kern Jackson, South Alabama’s director of African American Studies, will be one of the featured speakers.
    South joins the City of Mobile in educating and commemorating during the Juneteenth celebration from June 16-July 21, 2022. ...
  • Members of the 2022 Upward Bound program outside of South's dining hall. Students spend six weeks living on campus and have full use of the facilities that traditional USA students utilize.
    The academically rigorous summer program helps prepare first-generation college students for the challenges that lie ahead. ...
  • Deborah Gurt, center, interim director of the McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of South Alabama, created the Jewish Mobile Oral History Project with the help of people such as Abby Grodnick Kennedy and Rabbi Steven Silberman of Ahavas Chesed Synagogue.
    The Jewish Mobile Oral History Project at South looks to make connections, share experiences and record stories before they are lost to time. ...
  • The Heroes Scholarship is available to active military members and fills the gap between the University's cost of tuition and what the Federal government provides for tuition assistance.
    The Heroes Scholarship is available to all active servicemen and servicewomen pursuing an undergraduate degree at USA. ...
  • Quin Frazier, a finance senior in the Mitchell College of Business, said cold feet inspired the idea for Cozy Toes. When he’s not in class or managing his new business, he’s trading stocks and looking for his hot next venture.
    Quin Frazier, a finance student and entrepreneur from Huntsville, is building a clothing business around sweat pants with fleece socks. 'I've always been a big dreamer,' he says. ...
  • CEDARS staff
    A ribbon-cutting and open house were held for students, faculty, staff and administrators to celebrate the newly renovated space. ...
  • Developed in the fall of 2021, South's Remote Medical Spanish in Ecuador program is a requirement for the Spanish for Healthcare Professionals Graduate Certificate.
    Study Abroad's Remote Medical Spanish in Ecuador program with Kaya Responsible Travel is up for the GoAbroad Innovation Volunteer Award. ...
  • William Edmonds, second from left, who teaches French at Barton Academy has been named Alabama's Secondary Teacher of the Year and Alternate Teacher of the Year. Also pictured, from left; Dr. Amanda Jones, Barton Academy principal; Kelly Parker, Tanner Williams Elementary teacher and Top 16 finalist for Teacher of the Year; Nici Lowell, Tanner Williams Elementary principal; Chresal Threadgill, Mobile County Public School Superintendent.
    William Edmonds, who teaches French at Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies, is named Alabama's top secondary educator. ...
  • Dr. Andi Kent has been named provost and executive vice president of the University of South Alabama.
    Dr. Andi Kent will play a significant role in guiding the University in support of its mission of promoting discovery, health and learning. ...
  • Dr. André Green, associate vice president of academic affairs at the University of South Alabama, has worked with the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program for 13 years. The program provides funding to recruit and train STEM majors to become K-12 grade teachers.
    Dr. André Green was a keynote speaker at a National Science Foundation meeting celebrating the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. ...
  • Dr. Anton Svynarenko, a visiting assistant professor of Russian in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature at the University of South Alabama. is from Kharkiv, Ukraine, a city left heavily damaged by the Russian invasion. He says, having the support of faculty, staff and students during this very difficult time has been encouraging.”
    Dr. Anton Svynarenko, a visiting assistant professor of Russian says, the war in his native Ukraine is hard to understand. ...
  • Candidates for graduation of the University of South Alabama.
    Spring and summer graduates are urged to discover their purpose, as thousands gathered over two days at the USA Mitchell Center to honor South's newest alumni. ...
  • The University of South Alabama’s Division of Student Affairs recently honored 17 graduating seniors with its inaugural Jaguar Senior Medallion Society Award for outstanding academic and leadership achievements and community engagement.
    The University of South Alabama's Division of Student Affairs recently honored 17 graduating seniors with its inaugural Jaguar Senior Medallion Society Award for outstanding academic and leadership achievements and community engagement. ...
  • Noel Godang, left, and Ivy Nguyen have been named Goldwater Scholars for 2022. The national science, technology. engineering and math scholarship program emphasizes research and a desire to pursue an academic or industry research career.
    Ivy Nguyen and Noel Godang, both juniors majoring in biomedical sciences, have been named winners of Goldwater scholarships. ...