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The way Ken Simon tells it, the future University of South Alabama trustee never had a choice. “To be honest, I didn’t really choose South. I intended to attend college out of state. But my mother put the kibosh on that plan, and essentially told me where I was going to go…
As a nursing student, Kelsey Moon never imagined she would be studying art history in Italy. But pushing herself beyond her comfort zone is a challenge Moon readily accepts. A sophomore in USA’s College of Nursing, Moon grew up in Birmingham, the youngest of three.
Kelvin Herring has always loved meeting new people. It’s what drew him to the field of psychology and the goal of one day becoming a counselor. But as a first-generation college student from Ashville, Ala., he never dreamed he would have the opportunity to create friendships that span an ocean.
Like many great inventions, Rick Green’s was born out of necessity. A necessity for the perfect smoked ribs. Green is an instructor in the University of South Alabama’s School of Computing, and he’s always had an aptitude for learning how things work.
Clad in chef’s whites, instructor Gabi Wilson addresses the class. “Tonight we’ve got avocado toast. It’s super trendy right now,” she says. “Group 2 will make a spinach and feta frittata, essentially a crustless quiche.” Clad in chef’s whites, instructor Gabi Wilson addresses the class.
Jan-Louw Kotze came to the University of South Alabama hoping to compete for a discus gold medal in the Olympics. That didn’t work out (although he hasn’t quite given up on it yet). In the meantime, his experience at South has led him to something more satisfying.