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Southerners

  • Southerners at the Mitchell Center.
  • Southerners on the volleyball court.
  • Southerners with Irving Silver and Frances Grodsky Silver Endowed Presidential Lectureship
  • Group picture of Southerners outside.
  • Southerners in front of a play ship at the Exploreum.
  • Three southerners holding dogs.
 

The Southerners are a 28-member group of 鶹ý students who work closely with the National Alumni Association, President’s Office and other University and community groups to fulfill vital roles in every aspect of University relations. Founded in 1978, the Southerners are funded and directed by the Office of Alumni Relations and the 鶹ý National Alumni Association. The Southerners serve as the official ambassadors for the 鶹ý throughout the country.

Membership

Members are chosen on the basis of an essay-type application, interviews, academics and extracurricular achievements. 

If you are interested in serving as a Southerner, please submit an application, along with your letter of recommendation, and photo, to the Office of Alumni Relations no later than NOON Wednesday, January 24th. If selected, you will be contacted by Friday,  January 26th to schedule your Open House time slot. Open Houses will be held on Monday, January 29th and Tuesday, January 30th at 5:30PM at the MacQueen Alumni Center. All applicants are required to attend one (1) of the Open Houses to be considered for a group interview. If selected for a group interview, you will be contacted by Wednesday, February 1 to schedule a 30-minute group interview time for Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, February 5-7, 2024. To be considered, you must be able to attend all portions of the interview process. Those who are selected for the final interview will be notified by Wednesday, February 7, 2024 by email to schedule an interview time for Friday, February 9, 2024. 

 

South Alabama Southerner Ambassadors


 Gabrielle Tumbleston

 

 

 

Gabrielle Tumbleston - President


Robert Greenwood

 

 

Robert Greenwood - Vice President


alexander davis

 

 

Alexander Davis - Secretary of Correspondence


 

Ansley Simmons - Secretary of Public Relations


aaryan piracha

 

 

Aaryan Piracha


anna marie viyuoh

 

 

Anna Marie Vuyuoh


 

Aynelise Vickery


bennett booth

 

 

Bennett Booth


Briomma Wilson

 

 

Brionna Wilson


 

Eliana Smith


 

Emory O'Meara


hannah richardson

 

 

Hannah Richardson


 

Hunter Kilgore

 

 
Ian Osbourn

 

julian cruz

 

 

Julian Cruz


junseo park

 

 

Junseo Park


 

Justin Renfroe

 

 
Kennedy Williams

 

 
Kirstin French

 

 
Lucy Kirkpatrick

 

luke sparkman

 

 

Luke Sparkman


 

Madeline Hamilton


olivia_andrews

 

 

Olivia Andrews


preston reed

 

 

Preston Reed

 

sadie sease

 

 

Sadie Sease


samantha cochran

 

 

Samantha Cochran


shubhangi singh

 

 

Shubha Singh

 

Information and Requests

As the official ambassadors of the University, the Southerners are available to assist with event hosting. Please do not request the group for ushering or food service requirements. This elite group is trained to host VIPs, provide campus tours and to welcome alumni and guests to the 鶹ý campus and 鶹ý Health System.

, and submit it to the Office of Alumni Relations a minimum of two weeks in advance of event date.

Oozeball

Oozeball is one of the longest-running and most popular student organized fundraisers on campus.  With more than 600 participants each year, Oozeball is an annual tradition loved and supported by students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of the University of South Alabama.

Funds raised through Oozeball support the Southerner Spotting Excellence Scholarship, a creative application scholarship awarded 鶹ý students who display excellence in and out of the classroom.  Funds raised through this event are also matched by the Mitchell-Moulton Scholarship Initiative, which supports undergraduate students. 

鶹ý Southerners Oozeball Sponsors

Sponsors include Branded Imprints, Poarch Creek Indians, Cardiology Associates, South Alabam Southerners, South Alabama National Alumni Association, Ive Row, The Social, Atlaco LLC, Joe Bullard, Bryant Bank, Student Academic Success, Broadwater Dental, 鶹ý Housing, Gulf Coast Children's Clinic, Beckham Partners, Carpe Diem, Diamond Head Dental Clinic, Alumni Atelier, Mitchell Pro Health, Cottage Hill College, and Dixie Service Cleaners.



For more information, please contact the Southerners advisors: