Leadership Banquet set for Oct. 25

University of Mobile Leadership Banquet set for Oct. 25 with Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Kathy DeanBanquet, News

MOBILE, Ala. – Emmy Award winner and former Fox & Friends co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck will be in Mobile Oct. 25 as the featured speaker for the 16th University of Mobile Leadership Banquet.

Tickets are available now for the university’s main fundraising event of the year set in downtown Mobile at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center. Students from the university’s Alabama School of the Arts will perform as supporters gather to celebrate the university founded in 1961 as Mobile College.

The UM Leadership Banquet begins with a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. The banquet starts at 6:30 p.m.  Individual tickets are $150 and sponsorships start at $1,500. Higher-level sponsorships include an opportunity to meet Hasselbeck during a VIP reception prior to the banquet, with priority seating at the event. 

Tickets and sponsorships are available at umobile.edu/banquet, or contact the Office for Advancement at 251.442.2587.

‘Partner for Purpose’

The evening is a celebration of the Christ-centered university founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions in an environment where they are known. 

“When you partner with the University of Mobile by becoming a sponsor or purchasing tickets to the Leadership Banquet, your support helps students fulfill God’s purpose for their lives. You become a ‘Partner for Purpose,’” said Brian Boyle, vice president for advancement and a graduate of the university.

Survivor: The Australian Outback

Hasselbeck graduated from Boston College in 1999, where she played Division I softball and majored in studio art. After graduating, she designed footwear for PUMA. In 2002, she competed in the popular television reality show, Survivor: The Australian Outback, taking fourth place.

For the next 10 years, she co-hosted the daytime talk show, The View, on ABC and became an Emmy Award recipient. In 2013, Hasselbeck joined FOX & Friends where she served as a co-host for two years.

Hasselbeck is married to former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Tim Hasselbeck, and they have three children.

About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered university offering on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the 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 information about the University of Mobile, areas of study, admissions and more, visit umobile.edu, connect with UM on social media @univofmobile, or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.