University of Mobile Homecoming & Family Weekend Set for Oct. 25-26

Kathy Dean News

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile welcomes alumni, students, family and friends to campus Oct. 25-26 for Homecoming & Family Weekend. The celebration includes a fall festival, soccer games, glow run and more.

Festivities begin on Friday, Oct. 25 with Project Serve, a university-wide day of service. Alumni are invited to participate as more than 1,300 UM students, faculty and staff take a day away from work and school to volunteer at over 30 locations across the Mobile area. Alumni interested in participating in Project Serve may contact Allie Ratcliff, director of alumni programs, at aratcliff@umobile.edu or call the alumni office at 251.442.2226.

A Glow Run 5K and Fun Run starts with registration at 7 p.m. Friday in front of Weaver Hall. The race begins at 7:30 p.m. Runners may designate proceeds from the run to a department on campus. Entry fees for those who pre-register before race day are $20 for the general public, $15 for alumni, and $10 for students and staff. Day-of registration is $25 for the public, $20 for alumni, and $15 for students and staff. Pre-register at umobile.edu/homecoming.

A full afternoon of events begins Saturday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. with a fall festival and women’s soccer at The Jungle, UM’s soccer field. Men’s soccer begins at 4 p.m. Both teams will play Faulkner University. Admission to the soccer games is $5, and free for children ages 4 and under.

The fall festival includes outdoor games, a 52-foot inflatable obstacle course, photo booth, face painting, and festival food such as chicken on a stick, popcorn and apple cider. UM alumni Morgan Cleveland and her brother, current UM student Matthew Cleveland, will sing and perform at the festival.

The homecoming schedule and glow run registration is at umobile.edu/homecoming.

 

About the University of Mobile

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

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist with a strong background in strategic communications, feature writing/story-telling, copywriting and editing. She serves as assistant vice president for university communications. Kathy joined the University of Mobile marketing/public relations staff in 1993 and has earned awards for writing, public relations and advertising, including twice receiving the grand prize for feature writing from the Baptist Communicators Association. She serves on the board of the John M. Will Scholarship Foundation, awarding scholarships to promising student journalists; and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.