Alumni Spotlight: Ambria Reed

Anna Newman Alumni, Education

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile continues to train up students so they bloom where they are planted in the community and make a difference in the world around them. After graduating from UM in 2017, Ambria Reed began her career in her own classroom using the skills, techniques and values instilled in her to help her students blossom through learning.

Reed transferred to UM in 2015 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education in 2017. She now teaches kindergarten at Forest Hill Elementary School in Mobile, Alabama.

“I tell my students all the time that they are bloomers,” said Reed. “This follows an anonymous quote I found saying, ‘When you learn, you grow’.”

Reed is thankful for the education she received from UM because it taught her to value the connections she makes with her students and the parents of her students. She knows the significance of the relationship that comes with teaching, and works to show her students how important they are.

UM showed Reed how exemplifying love to her students makes a big difference in the classroom. She knows she can share Christ with her class by simply loving them well.

As a UM student, Reed was involved in Reading Council, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, and Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. She also served as a School of Education Senator for the Student Government Association during her time at UM.

Apart from her intentionality in the classroom, Reed serves as a mentor and volunteer for Washington County’s Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program. She is also involved in her church as a Vacation Bible School and children’s Bible study teacher.


About University of Mobile

University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in over 90 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.eduor call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

About the Author
Anna Newman

Anna Newman

Anna Newman is a communications intern in the Office for Marketing & Public Relations and a resident assistant at University of Mobile. She will graduate in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication and a minor in history. She served on the Campus Activities Board at UM, where her passion for creating fun environments for students and the inspiration to become an RA began. Anna loves watching movies with her fiancé, whom she will marry in May. She enjoys authentic Italian food, spending quality time with friends and loved ones, as well as finding fun ways to stay active.