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SOUTH Magazine is for you—our alumni. It’s a tangible way for you to connect with the University from wherever you live. The biannual publication features stories about USA alumni from around the world who are making a difference in their communities through their careers and passions. SOUTH also covers stories about our faculty who are leaders in their fields and researchers who are making ground-breaking discoveries. SOUTH keeps you up-to-date with the latest accomplishments in Jags athletics and gives you the opportunity to engage in alumni activities and ways to support the University.

We hope you enjoy reading SOUTH as much as we enjoy bringing it to you. If you are a USA graduate and have not been receiving your copy of SOUTH, please contact the National Alumni Association at or (251) 460-7084.

Thank you, and Go Jags!

Fall 2021

New USA Health Doctors Offices

USA Health Expansion

Despite the pandemic, expansion continues for USA Health.

Dr, Powers on the cover of South Magazine.

Sea Change

There’s a new home for the School of Marine and Environmental Sciences.

Dr. Bobbie Holt-Ragler

Groundbreaking Impact

The University celebrates its most successful fundraising year in its 58-year history.

Tom Corcoran

Jaguar Memoirs: Tom Corcoran ’70

“Any success I have had started at the University of South Alabama.”

Dr. Kathleen Pajer

Jaguar Memoirs: Dr. Kathleen A. Pajer ’82

“We had opportunities for experiences that were not possible at larger institutions.”

Nikhil Patel

Jaguar Memoirs: Nikhil M. Patel ’97

“It's a place where you can become the best version of yourself.”

Dr. Charles Erwin

Jaguar Memoirs: Dr. Charles O. Erwin ’07, ’18

“As a student it was the dedication of the faculty that impressed me most.”

Dr. Kaila Mattson

Jaguar Memoirs: Dr. Kaila M. Mattson, ’11

“I'm doing research every day, leveraging those skills that I first learned at South.”

Avalisha Fisher

Jaguar Memoirs: Kenishia Pritchett ’18

“If it hadn't been for South, I wouldn’t be in the position that I'm in today.”