University of Mobile Sent 28 Nurses of 2019 Graduating Class into Workforce

Amber Kelley Health, News

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile Class of 2019 sent 28 new nurses out into the workforce at their pinning ceremony on May 10 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. Diann Carithers, associate professor of nursing.

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

At the end of the ceremony graduates, Mrs. Alyssa Davis and Mrs. Holly McLemore, led the 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:


Mobile, Alabama– Abby Ann Baker; James Kenneth Easter III; Alyssa Fernandez Davis;

Navarre, Florida– Morgan Rae Littlewood, Cum Laude;


Citronelle, Alabama– Lauren Newburn Johnson

Crestview, Florida– Jenna Grace O’Sullivan, Area Award: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude;

Foley, Alabama– Brittany Brice Abbott; Masonya Natasia Nelson

Gilbertown, Alabama– Michaela Dew Reynolds

Millbrook, Alabama– Holly Elizabeth McLemore, Cum Laude;

Mobile, Alabama– Lille M. Chestang; Portia Brianna Dortch; Britney S. Hines; Cameryn Kegley; Hannah Elizabeth McDaniel; Maranatha Katimba McMullen; Nhumai Julie Ouisy; Madison Robinson; Barbara Greter Roca; Erika Shanovia Samuels

Monroeville, Alabama– Sydney Faith Padgett, Cum Laude;

Navarre, Florida– Devin Victoria Greene, Cum Laude;

Saraland, Alabama– Lauren MaKagan Griffin

Semmes, Alabama– Sarah Violet Ruppe

Silverhill, Alabama– Rebekah Laurie Goodwin, Magna Cum Laude;

Spanish Fort– Wesley J. Runnels

Theodore, Alabama– Kyle Lynwood Newell

Wilmer, Alabama– Brittany Anne Mayo


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.

For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

About the Author

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.