University of Mobile Presents Academic Achievement Awards, President’s Scholastic Awards to Class of 2019

Amber Kelley News

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile presented academic awards to outstanding graduating seniors of the class of 2019 during an awards convocation on April 30.

Among the awards given were academic achievement awards for the outstanding graduate in each college and school who were recognized for academic accomplishment, service, scholarship and Christian character. The President’s Scholastic Award was presented to graduates earning a 4.0 grade point average.

The university’s two top student awards, the William K. Weaver Jr. Excellence Award and the Annie Boyd Parker Weaver Excellence Award, will be announced during graduation ceremonies on May 11. Approximately 250 students will receive degrees at commencement, which will be held on campus.

The graduation ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on the Dr. Fred and Sue Lackey Great Commission Lawn.

Receiving Academic Achievement Awards were:

Chrissi Dawn Moore of Mobile, Alabama – Alabama College for Professional and Continuing Studies

Gabriella Grace Loiacano of Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi – Alabama School of the Arts, undergraduate program

Skylar Michelle Smith of Ocean Springs, Mississippi – Alabama School of the Arts, graduate program

Jamey Michelle Lyon of Mobile, Alabama – College of Arts and Sciences, undergraduate program

Cody Claud Lockhardt of Fort Worth, Texas – School of Allied Health, graduate program

Brooklyn Kennedy Holcomb of Oxford, Alabama – School of Business, graduate program

Whitney Nicole Myers of Mobile, Alabama – School of Business, graduate program

Olga R. Antoine of Mobile, Alabama – School of Christian Studies, undergraduate program

Woody Austin Wade Lovette of Jemison, Alabama – School of Christian Studies, graduate program

Kendall Alexandra Floyd of Auburn, Alabama – School of Education, undergraduate program

Lucia Alejandra Guajardo of Daphne, Alabama – School of Education, graduate program

Kirstyn Marie Torres of Napoleonville, Louisiana – School of Health and Sports Science, undergraduate program

James Kenneth Easter III of Mobile, Alabama – School of Nursing, undergraduate program

Jeffrey Turner Burns of Saraland, Alabama – School of Nursing, graduate program


Receiving President’s Scholastic Awards were:

Brittany Anne McDade of Anniston, Alabama – Alabama School of the Arts

Jessica Elizabeth Strenth of Satsuma, Alabama – Alabama School of the Arts

Madison Lyn Center of Fairhope, Alabama – Alabama School of the Arts

Rebekah Hope Lipscombe of Gulfport, Mississippi – Alabama School of the Arts

Chelsey Marie Christopherson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana – School of Christian Studies

Mark A. Graham of Mobile, Alabama – School of Business

Chloé Lynn-Marie Wentland of Mobile, Alabama – College of Arts and Sciences

Kara Brooke Weaver of Summerdale, Alabama – School of Education

Kirstyn Marie Torres of Napoleonville, Louisiana – School of Health and Sports Science


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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, master’s and doctoral degree programs in over 90 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.

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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.