University of Mobile’s Torch Society Hosts Scholarship Celebration Dinner With Chanel VP Julie Clow

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile’s Torch Society will award its first scholarships on April 5 with a celebration featuring keynote speaker Julie Clow, University of Mobile alumna and vice president of people development at Chanel.

The event will include dinner and begins at 6 p.m. at Ram Hall on the University of Mobile campus, 5735 College Pkwy. Tickets are $35 per person, or $260 per table of eight. RSVP online at For information, call 251.442.2201.

The celebration punctuates the Torch Society’s first full year of engaging programs and speakers, social gatherings and philanthropic events. Members have raised funds for student scholarships through poinsettia sales, merchandise sales, and membership dues. Membership in the organization is open to individuals interested in the society’s vision of “Lighting the Way through Scholarships.”

Julie Clow is the author of The Work Revolution: Freedom and Excellence of All. She attended University of Mobile on a Board of Trustees’ Academic Scholarship, and earned the University of Mobile Alumni Award upon graduation in 1995. She went on to earn a PhD in psychology at Auburn University.

In 2006, she joined Google and spent five years there focusing on team effectiveness, leadership and management, and organizational culture, primarily for engineers. The Work Revolution was published in 2012, with the goal of equipping leaders to apply Google’s principles to their organization – regardless of size. In 2015, she became the vice president of people development at Chanel in New York City, and has recently relocated to London.

Clow will also speak at Business Breakdown series hosted by the School of Business on April 5 at 11 a.m. in Ram Hall. This event is free and open to the public.


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 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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