The University of Mobile Torch Society awarded $10,000 in scholarships to six students at its culminating event, “An Evening with Amanda Bible Williams,” on April 9 at Redemption Church.
“Torch Society finished a record year, allowing us to double the amount of scholarship dollars awarded to students,” said Lauren McCaghren, director of Torch Society and senior director of alumni programs.
The evening featured a book signing and talk by UM alumna Amanda Bible Williams ’00, co-founder of She Reads Truth, and a night of inspiration and worship led by worship leaders from some of the area’s largest churches. Williams also spoke to UM students during Chapel.
The philanthropic organization raises funds throughout the year to benefit UM students while presenting engaging programs and promoting volunteerism. Torch Society, and Junior Torch Society for members ages 22 to 35, has its roots in the Mobile College Auxilliary founded in the 1960s by Annie Boyd Parker “B” Weaver, wife of founding president William K. Weaver Jr.