University of Mobile Sent 18 Nurses into Workforce at Fall Pinning Ceremony

Amber Kelley News

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile Class of 2019 sent 18 new nurses out into the workforce at their pinning ceremony on Dec. 13 at Redemption Church in Saraland.

The University of Mobile School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony is an annual event that honors graduates for their accomplishments, recognizes their families who have supported students during their journey and allows faculty a time to celebrate the accomplishments of their students. The pins used in the ceremony represent the nurse’s education as well as the institution in which the nurse studied.

The students received their pins from Mrs. Tammy Brown, instructor of nursing.

Auxiliary of Gideon’s Internationals presented nurses’ testaments to the graduates.

At the end of the ceremony graduates participated in the lamp ceremony and Florence Nightingale Pledge, a commission for a nursing career that had its roots in Christianity centuries ago.

Graduates who received Bachelor of Science in Nursing, by their hometowns, include:

Athens, Alabama – Joseph Jennings Murray;

Atlanta, Georgia – Jazmine Noel Jones;

Brookhaven, Mississippi – Shannon Danielle Jefferson, Magna Cum Laude;

Chunchula, Alabama – Kylie Jeannette Gaffney;

Covington, Louisiana – Jessica Bradley Mackay;

Daphne, Alabama – Chad Patrick Hurley;

Fairhope, Alabama – Leah R. Guzman;

Freeport, The Bahamas – Zenia Gabrielle Bullard;

Lake City, Florida – Christina F. Rumage;

Louisville, Mississippi – LaBrisha Tiarra Clark;

Mobile, Alabama – Tiffany Ransom-King; Ashley Elizabeth Vargas; Jennifer Eddins Welch; Megan Anne Wright;

Semmes, Alabama – Ravin Nicole Broadus;

Tallahassee, Florida – Taylor Elise Barrett;

Vinton, Louisiana – Hali Elizabeth Habetz;

Wentworth, New Hampshire – Megan Drew Merluzzi;


 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 or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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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.