Distinguished Alumni & Service Awards
Distinguished Alumni Award
The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes outstanding achievement and/or leadership demonstrated by the recipients in their chosen fields of interest, or to the University of South Alabama, over an extended period of time. These achievements may include personal or professional recognition and/or accomplishments. Recognition not determined by service rendered to the University of South Alabama or to the National Alumni Association, but these may be included in consideration.
V. Gordon Moulton Distinguished Service Award
The V. Gordon Moulton Distinguished Service Award recognizes exceptional or continuing service to the University of South Alabama and/or the Alumni Association. This award is designed to publicly acknowledge those individuals or organizations who have volunteered significant amounts of time, talents and resources to the University or the Association over an extended period of time. This award is named in honor of the second president of the University of South Alabama, V. Gordon Moulton, in recognition of his more than 45 years of service to the University. Nominees do not have to be University of South Alabama alumni.
Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes exceptional or continuing service to the University of South Alabama, community, state, nation or international country. This award is designed to acknowledge those alumni who have made exemplary contributions including public service, philanthropy, volunteerism, time or talents benefiting the community, state, nation and/or an international country. Nominees must be University of South Alabama alumni.
This year's Distinguished Alumni and Service Award gala will be held Thursday, June 1, 2017, 6:00p.m. at the Mitchell Center, on USA's campus.
To nominate an alumnus or community leader for the 2018 Distinguished Alumni or Distinguished Service Awards, please click here.2016 Distinguished Alumni and Service Award Winners
Diana Laier '83, Jim Laier, Christopher Lee, Jonathan Hursh, James Shumock, Mark Williams
|2017 Distinguished Alumni and Service Award Winners
James Busby, VADM William Dean Lee, John Meigs, Dr. Patsy Capps Covey, Leeman Covey
|2015 Distinguished Alumni and Service Award Winners
Greg Gabel, Andy Denny, Dan Grafton, Geri Moulton on behalf of Gordon Moulton, and Warren Nicholson
|2014 Distinguished Alumni and Service Award Winners
Bobby Marks, Gerry Marks, Laura Cayouette, Dr. Marshall Porterfield, Mary Rodning,
Dr. Charles Rodning, Dr. Steven Furr, Julian MacQueen
|2013 Distinguished Alumni and Service Award Winners
Dr. David Stearns, Larry Lilley, Jr. '92, Holle Briskman '69, Robbie McGhee '93, Tommy Zoghby '76, MBA '89
|2012 Distinguished Alumni and Service Award Winners
David Whiddon `69, Terrence Tumpey, Ph.D. `97, The Honorable Victor Gaston MA `70, Glenn Sebastian Ph.D., and The Honorable Don Davis `78.
|2011 Distinguished Alumni and Service Award Winners
Christie Miree `93; Michael Thompson `72; Herbert and Fanny Meisler; Dr. Damon Andrew `98, M.S. `99; Sydney Raine; and Carol Kittrell `83.
|2010 Distinguished Alumni and Service Award Winners
Dr. Frank V. Degruy III, M.D. 1977; Geri S. Moulton; JoAnn S. Broadus, post-master’s certificate 1996;
Michael Saxon, Mobile Division Vice President of Alabama Power Foundation; and Dr. Pamela T. Henson, B.S. 1984. Standing, from left, are U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brian G. Casleton, B.S. 1987; Barbara S. Malkove, B,S, 1969 and John W. Mincy, B.S. 1970.
|2009 Distinguished Alumni and Service Award Winners
Gigi Armbrecht ’75, MBA ’88; (back row) Roger Cole representing the Crampton Trust; Don McCrory ’70; Dr. Johnson Haynes, Jr., COM ’80; Goldie Ungar; (back) Major General Michael Sumrall ’70; Marlon Anderson, a major league (NY Mets) baseball player; and Jim Yance ’70
|2008 Distinguished Alumni and Service Award Winners
E. Thomas Corcoran ’70, Dr. James L. Harris ’79, Celia Mann Baehr M.B.A. ’82, Dr. Steven H. Stokes, M.D., ’80, The Honorable Bob Riley, Robin A. Hurst ’68, The Honorable Samuel L. Jones, R. Bruce McCrory ’72.
|2007 Distinguished Alumni and Service Award Winners
The Honorable Kenneth Simon, B.A. ’76, a partner with Christian & Small, LLP of Birmingham; Capt. Robert “Ron” Jenkins III, B.S. ’73, director of Naval Weapons Systems Business Development for Raytheon Missile Systems; Steve Kittrell, B.S. ’71. M.A. ’73, head baseball coach for USA; U. S. Sen. Richard Shelby, service award winner; Larry Wooley, advertising director of the Press-Register, accepting the service award for the newspaper; Judy Culbreth, B.A. ’72, editor-in-chief of Mobile Bay Monthly; and Neil Henderson, M.S. ’90, co-founder and general manager of the embedded systems division of Mentor Graphics
|2006 Distinguished Alumni and Service Award Winners
The Honorable Herman Y. Thomas, Class of '83, Circuit Court Judge; John "Jack" Donovan, Jr., '85, Senior Vice President ARAMARK Corp.; Win Hallett, President, accepting for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Eugene de Juan, Jr., '79, Ophthalmologist, Inventor and Scholar; Dr. Joseph Benoit, Jr., '82, '86, Physiologist and academic leader; Luis Gonzalez, attended '85-'89, Major League Baseball player; and The Honorable Herbert L. "Sonny" Callahan, Retired U.S. Congressman.
|2005 Distinguished Alumni and Service Award Winners
Sculptor, Tina Allen, '78; USA Trustee James Nix, service award; philanthropist Abraham Mitchell, service award; scientist Dr. Laurie Beth Owen, '80; Major League Baseball pitcher Jon Lieber, attended 1990-92; corporate executive Mark Hoffman, '74; civic leader Anne Nix, service award; and Mayor Mike Dow, '71, MBA '77. Not Pictured: USA Trustee and philanthropist Mayer Mitchell and philanthropist Arlene Mitchell, service awards.