University of Mobile Ambassador Program Announces New Class

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MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile Ambassador program has named new additions of outstanding students to its class who will represent the Christian university at official functions in the community and on campus in the program’s second year of service.

In their first year, the UM Ambassadors served at a number of events, including the University of Mobile Scholarship Banquet featuring speaker and Clemson University’s football coach Dabo Swinney, and the Torch Society Scholarship Dinner featuring speaker and CHANEL’s head of global development Julie Clow.

The UM Ambassador program includes a rigorous application and interview process. Students who achieve this honor demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills, enthusiasm for the university, proven leadership abilities, positivity, sound judgment and reliability.

Once selected, UM Ambassadors undergo comprehensive training to prepare them to assist with university events as official hosts, both on and off campus. Their training included learning the history of the university, etiquette, professionalism and how to be effective servant-leaders. UM Ambassadors serve until they graduate from the university.

The new additions to the class of University of Mobile Ambassadors and their hometowns and majors are:

Esther Hunker of Crestview, Florida – senior, biology

Grace Mattox of Magnolia Springs, Alabama – junior, music

Brittany McDade of Anniston, Alabama – senior, worship leadership-church ministry

Whitney Myers of Mobile, Alabama – graduate student, worship leadership and business

AJ Nipper of Ormond Beach, Florida – senior, biology with pre-health

Micah Steadham of Axis, Alabama – senior, music education

Phillip Vo of Mobile, Alabama – sophomore, worship leadership

Jessica Weeks of Tallahassee, Florida – senior, biology and psychology

Raven Young of Mobile, Alabama – sophomore, early/elementary education


The returning members of the class of UM Ambassadors and their hometowns and majors are:

Erica Burleson of Satsuma, Alabama – junior, piano performance

Andrew Felts of Camden, Alabama – senior, communication-advertising/public relations

Torrie Gray of Statham, Georgia – senior, music education

Blythe Greene of Navarre, Florida – senior, music education

Rebekah Lipscombe of Gulfport, Mississippi – senior, piano performance

Gabriella Loiacano of Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi – senior, piano performance

Madison Verkouille of Satsuma, Alabama – junior, communication


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 and master’s degree programs in over 40 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 or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Rivers Brunson

Rivers is an experienced writer and an alumna of University of Mobile. She graduated in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She returned to University of Mobile professionally as marketing communications specialist in 2017. She also hosts a podcast with Bellum Creative Group called Due South about Southern arts and culture. A Grove Hill, Alabama native, Rivers fell in love with the city of Mobile as an undergraduate student and now calls it home; however she takes frequent trips to see her family who are NAMB church planters in Livingston, Montana. She has a lovable golden retriever named Cooper.

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