University of Mobile Makes the Impossible Possible During Annual Project Serve

Amber Kelley News

MOBILE, Ala. – A project doesn’t seem so impossible once the University of Mobile steps in to help.

Over 800 students, faculty and staff came together to serve the greater Mobile area on Oct. 25 as part of UM’s annual Project Serve event.

University of Mobile volunteered in over 30 locations by providing willing hands to get multiple projects completed. Projects ranged from sorting canned goods at food banks to cleaning out rooms at local schools.

Students, staff and faculty met on campus at 8 a.m. for worship and a word of encouragement from UM President Lonnie Burnett, before heading off to different sites.

Burnett said, “Today is about love, serving the community and giving back.”

University of Mobile sent groups to First Baptist Church of Chickasaw, Feeding the Gulf Coast, Saraland Elementary School, Callahan Regional School for the Deaf and Blind, Women’s Resource Center, Habitat for Humanity and more.

“I love seeing us come together as a university to be a blessing to the city of Mobile. As a collective body, we can have such a greater impact than what we could do on our own,” said Greg Johnson, dean of students.

Tiana Mitchell, a freshmen nursing major, said, “Project Serve foreshadows what you should do in your career – serve the community.”

To see full list of all the service projects that University of Mobile participated in, visit umobile.edu/projectserve.

 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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Amber Kelley

Amber Kelley

Amber Kelley is the marketing communications specialist for University of Mobile. Amber received her Bachelor of Science in Communication from UM. As marketing communications specialist, Amber writes press releases and other content for UM. She is passionate about serving in her youth group at Redemption Church. She enjoys spending time outside, reading a good book and watching romantic comedies on Netflix.