South Magazine

Tony and Julee Waldrop

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 alumni@southalabama.edu or (251) 460-7084.

Thank you, and Go Jags!

Spring 2021


Dr. Tony Waldrop speaking to a medical student.

“To leave things better than the way they were”

The tenure of retiring president Tony Waldrop marks pivotal time in South’s history.

Nurse giving woman the covid-19 vaccine.

Protecting the community

USA Health leads vaccine efforts on the Upper Gulf Coast.

Tim Harvey

Starter to start-up

Former Jaguar defensive captain co-founds life-saving company.


Marty Irby

Animal rights and wrongs

Horseman becomes activist in Washington D.C.

Freddie Blache

Playing with fire

Alumni entrepreneur Freddie Blache '17

Courtney Dortch

The business of helping others

Alumni entrepreneur Courtney Dortch '08


Lorenzo Ferguson

A passion for purpose

Alumni entrepreneur Lorenzo Ferguson ‘15

Brandon Marcus

A life reimagined

Alumni entrepreneur Brandon Marcus '13

Avalisha Fisher

Driven to succeed

Alumni entrepreneur Avalisha Fisher ‘93