Honors Convocation

University of Mobile Presents Academic Achievement Awards, President’s Scholastic Awards to Outstanding Graduating Seniors

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile presented academic awards to outstanding graduating seniors of the Class of 2018 during an awards convocation April 25 at Ram Hall on campus.

Honors presented Wednesday included academic achievement awards for the outstanding graduate in each college and school. These students were recognized for academic accomplishment, service, scholarship and Christian character. The President’s Scholastic Award was presented to graduates earning perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

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 the graduation ceremony on May 5. Approximately 235 students will receive master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees at commencement, with guest speaker and president of Trinity International University Dr. David Dockery.

The graduation ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on the Lackey Great Commission Lawn and continues a tradition begun at last year’s commencement. The tradition begins and ends with students placing their hands on the globe, first as they start their college journey and again as they graduate. The gesture signifies each graduate’s commitment to use their University of Mobile education and experience to serve others and share the message and love of Jesus Christ.

Receiving Academic Achievement Awards were:

Stephen Matthew Brown of Cullman, AL – Alabama School of the Arts, undergraduate

Emily Rose Amos of Kingwood, TX – College of Arts and Sciences, graduate

Anna Jean Meherg of Chelsea, AL – School of Allied Health, graduate

Krisztian Mago of Debrecen, Hungary – School of Business, undergraduate

Simon F. Cohn of Semmes, AL – School of Business, graduate

Richard Thomas Smyly of Thomasville, AL – School of Christian Studies, undergraduate

Michael Anthony Foster of Brundidge, AL – School of Christian Studies, graduate

Mackenzie Grace Knight of Huntsville, AL – School of Education, undergraduate

Annie Kate Hudson of Kingston Springs, TN – School of Health and Sports Science, undergraduate

Kaitlin Elizabeth Terry of Pensacola, FL – School of Nursing, undergraduate


Receiving the President’s Scholastic Awards were:

Lena Schwerdtfeger of Kaarst, Germany –School of Business

Kathryn Anne Currier of Theodore, AL – School of Nursing

Janny Dueitt of Semmes, AL – School of Nursing

Katrina Phillips Hurst of Saraland, AL – School of Nursing

Shayla Massey of Mount Vernon, AL – School of Nursing

Ashley D. White of Semmes, AL – School of Nursing

Emily Rose Amos of Kingwood, TX – College of Arts and Sciences

Abbie George Maggio of Lake Charles, LA – College of Arts and Sciences

Lillian Madeline Spadgenske of Daphne, AL – College of Arts and Sciences

Jonathan David Hardy of Titus, AL – School of Health and Sports Science


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 www.umobile.edu 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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