University of Mobile Hosts High School Counselor Visit Day for Local Counselors

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MOBILE, Ala. – High school counselors from Mobile, Baldwin and Clarke counties visited the University of Mobile campus Oct. 3 for the second annual High School Counselor Visit Day.

The educators were greeted by UM Ambassadors and welcomed by Dr. Timothy Smith, university president, to the event aimed at building partnerships with counselors in order to connect with prospective students. The event was hosted by the School of Education, with presenters from various departments of the university giving the visitors an overview of the university named “#5 Best Regional College in the South” by U.S. News & World Report.

Each academic dean presented new programs and unique course offerings to update the counselors on the latest developments at University of Mobile. Student representatives from each academic department also provided first-hand accounts of the student experience. Counselors also heard from representatives from student life, residential life, athletics, recruitment, and financial aid.

Dr. Chris McCaghren, vice president for academic affairs and provost, voiced his appreciation to the school counselors for their role in sharing the assets of University of Mobile with their students. The counselors were served lunch and given a tour of campus.

“On behalf of the School of Education, I salute local school counselors. We appreciate all they do to educate and inform students of the opportunities available to them at University of Mobile,” said Karon Bishop, instructor in education.

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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 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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