University of South Alabama 50th anniversary http://apr.org en Univ. of South Alabama Marks 50th Anniversary http://apr.org/post/univ-south-alabama-marks-50th-anniversary <P>The University of South Alabama is marking the 50th anniversary of its founding.</P> <P>The school will hold a celebration on campus in Mobile on Friday night to commemorate its start in 1963.</P> <P>Gov. Robert Bentley will attend, and officials are planning a special recognition for President Gordon Moulton, who is retiring on July 1.</P> <P>State lawmakers approved legislation authorizing the school on May 3, 1963, and classes started the next year.</P> <P>The university has since awarded more than 75,000 degrees, and it now has more than 15,000 students.</P> Fri, 03 May 2013 12:36:15 +0000 The Associated Press 29675 at http://apr.org Univ. of South Alabama Marks 50th Anniversary