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.